Amazing Africa: I left my heart in Africa

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This week, we have a fantastic collection of photographs from ONE member Rebecca Kuntz, a 19-year-old student from Chicago, Illinois. She recently spent 7 months in Africa, working with non-profits and communities in Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Rebecca is currently helping to build an education center in Ghana and raising $50,000 in order to do so. During her journey, she captured some amazing moments: walking down a majestic tree-lined path, a funny face, and a telling detail of a child’s feet as she walks to school. Scroll through her photos and don’t forget to tell us which one you liked best!

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The road to the HIV Counseling and Treatment center in Mufindi, Tanzania. Children run down the hill to greet you! The trees in this photo are unreal.

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This young boy couldn’t be happier to be on a sports day at a nursery school on Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda. Makes me smile just looking at him!

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This young girl glows. Her name is Philippa, and this portrait was captured during a community meeting in Kumasi, Ghana for those infected or affected by HIV.

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This young boy in Ghana fills me with hope for the future of Africa. So sweet!

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Looks like Rebecca wasn’t the only photographer in Ghana!

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I cannot get enough of this adorable girl in her new shades in Kantampo, Ghana. So sassy!

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This is such a powerful photo. Gloria dreams of becoming a doctor and working in her rural village in Ghana.

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Looks like Rebecca left her heart in Atonsu Agogo, Ghana. I don’t blame her!

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Rebecca gave Junior, a 13-year-old boy in Ghana, a disposable camera to document his daily life. This is a touching portrait of one of his friend’s father. The remained of the pictures are all his.

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This is a beautiful candid of Junior’s sister, Priscilla. What a lovely moment!

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This photo is simple, but still stunning. I love the oranges and blues. Ghana.

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I couldn’t resist including this picture of Junior! Who doesn’t love a good selfie? Hilarious.

If you are a photographer and would like ONE to feature your photos in the “Amazing Africa” series, email mgharib@one.org with the subject line, “Amazing Africa.”

And if you think Rebecca is a talented photographer, leave a comment below and tell her so – I think she’d love to hear from you! Look at more of her photos here

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