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Meet  Valentino K.: Part TWO-“Sometimes, the little things in life matter most.”
Cape Coast Castle (left), Wli Waterfalls (right). Images taken by Valentino K.

Cape Coast Castle (left), Wli Waterfalls (right). Images taken by Valentino K.

My life changing trip to Accra, Ghana this summer was a collaborative venture between the Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association and the International Human Factor Leadership Academy. The program is designed to give local minorities from the Miami community an amazing and unique opportunity to travel to Ghana to help economically challenged youth and be exposed to cultural/historic sites such as suspension bridges, rain forests, slave castles, and much more!

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Meet  Valentino K.: Part ONE-My Hawaiian Experience 
Image taken by Valentino K. right before a morning practice swim.

Photo taken by Valentino K. before  swim practice in Maui, HI.

As a young boy, I always wanted to voyage around the world. At times I contemplated what the experience might be like. In 2014, it was the year of opportunity for me. I was able to experience things that seemed impossible not only for me, but for others in my situation as a foster child. One noteworthy thing I experienced was being able to go on an expedition with my phenomenal swim team, Miami Swimming, to the awe inspiring state of Hawaii. We went there with a purpose and achieved what we anticipated.

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