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For a group of students from North America, African rituals can create a bit of culture shock. Before the O Ambassadors could begin building in the Kenyan village of Elerai, the locals performed a goat sacrifice to bless the land on which the school would reside. "A goat is like money—they're very valuable, so it was a big deal for them to do this," Ola says.

Despite recognizing the significance of the goat sacrifice, the students still had a hard time watching the ritual. And when a Maasai warrior passed around a gourd filled with goat's milk in preparation for the sacrifice, only team member Ryan actually drank it.

Another morning, the group was woken up by Nbala, a Maasai warrior who took them on a hike to see how the people of Elerai live.

Watch as the O Ambassadors get immersed in Kenyan culture. Watch
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FROM: A Global Adventure: The O Ambassadors Launch
Published on July 10, 2008

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