Last week we started working the township, Delft, with a non-profit organization named Afrika Tikkun. It has been an eye opening experience, to say the least. The first day and some of the second day we helped out around the Afrika Tikkun buildings pulling weeds and cleaning up the gardens. We spent the rest of the second day at the clinic, or hospital, in Delft. This was a very difficult and emotional experience for some others and myself. The clinic was very different from ours in the States and it was hard to understand and to look at in a positive light. By the end of this experience the people of the community and a few who worked there really opened my eyes to the positive, the beauty, and the passion within the Delft community and the clinic, which was truly amazing. One of the biggest lessons I learned that day is that history books, photos, and articles don't do things justice--you need to experience them first hand and see things with your own two eyes to even begin trying to understand. Educating yourself about what's going on around the world is also extremely important. And lastly, once you feel motivated to help out in the world, you need to make sure you do it right...which is an extremely complicated thing to figure out.