The year 2012 seems to have gone by so quickly. For me, the last year was one full of joy and appreciation. I always dreamt of experiencing Africa in the flesh and luckily I was given the opportunity to realize this wish through EWB. Last year, I had a wonderful chance to work and travel in various parts of Africa and to work as a coordinator of the GAPA project in Burkina Faso. EWB applies an integrated approach, using various educational programs: a literacy campaign and basic life-skill training, HIV/AID prevention education, job-skills training, and micro-credit for income-generation activities.