Teen embarks on learning, service trip to Ghana

By Leesa K. Bartu

No wi-fi, no air conditioning, no pools . . . but plenty of mosquitos might not make for a teenager’s ideal summer but for Jacy Schlueter, it was life changing. Schlueter, who will be a Fillmore Central senior in August, saw an ad on Instagram for the Global Leadership Adventures program and applied for a scholarship.

She and her parents had thought she would go on a music tour in Europe this summer but this program allowed Schlueter to choose her destination. Continue reading “Teen embarks on learning, service trip to Ghana”

Glenwood resident Annie Zancanella known as ‘Tanzanian Tooth Fairy’ after 5 months in African nation

By Savannah Kelley

Brushing your teeth with a stick and salt is almost impossible to imagine, but that’s exactly what kids were doing when Glenwood Springs resident Annie Zancanella arrived in Tanzania last fall.

“Most of the students didn’t own tooth brushes,” Zancanella said after her return from visiting and teaching at a school in Arusha, Tanzania.

Zancanella spent five and a half months in Africa volunteering in local schools and orphanages with the intent of working in child care, but soon discovered a bigger need. Continue reading “Glenwood resident Annie Zancanella known as ‘Tanzanian Tooth Fairy’ after 5 months in African nation”