Terrie (North Carolina)

Terrie (North Carolina)

Participant in September 2019

I always knew I wanted to go on a safari but when I heard about the “make a difference safari” I knew it would be an even more meaningful experience!

I had no idea I would leave a part of my heart in Africa. The trip was wonderful for MANY reasons but it’s even more special to me now that our world is in the midst of a pandemic!

I was supposed to teach the kids something while there and I really struggled with what that would be. I ended up going with a little yoga & a Snapchat lesson. I came across the Snapchat app. on my phone while sitting with the children and I knew they probably had not seen it so I opened the app. & did a “snap” with 1 of the boys, the next thing I knew there were 2 boys & then 3, the group kept getting larger! They kids were saying “do it again…do it again”! The Snap photos turned out amazing and we all laughed until we cried!

I can’t count the number of times I’ve scrolled through my phone looking at those pics. I never knew how much the children there would teach me. 
I literally left there crying because I wanted to bring them back with me! 

They were the sweetest, most talented and well- behaved kids I have ever been around!! I will go back one day, and I know they once again will teach me more than I ever could have taught them! Their laughs were infectious…I can still hear them each time I scroll through my photos! 
I’ll attach a few of my favorites!

Until next time my sweet children …Xoxo ❤️



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3 years ago

THIS was a super awesome time. I remember watching the kids crowd around Terrie, each one trying to get closer and closer, hugging Terrie so she could barely move. It was a moving moment and a pivotal one for the children. They took to Terrie, like fish to water….and each of them demanded her attention. She was the star, but I’ll bet to the her, the kids were the real stars. Most people go into this experience thinking of what they will teach the children, but in the end it’s what the children teach them. It happens on every trip and one of the proudest moments, as the founder, that I will experience.

Terrie Donovan
Terrie Donovan
3 years ago

Thank you Kay!! I really will never forget this and the trip will go down as one of my favorites of all time!! I can’t wait to go back someday!!
Thank you for for making it so special for everyone!! ❤️

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