A picture tells a thousand words
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A picture tells a thousand words

Today’s post comes from Fiona, with our partner organization America’s Unofficial Ambassadors. Fiona just finished her 6 week internship teaching English in Zanzibar. AUA sponsored a photo contest for all their volunteers, and Fiona was their winner! We’re thrilled that she shared her photo, and story, with us. This piece highlights the impact that human … Continue reading »

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We all have special gifts, we all have special needs
Partner / Wednesday Wisdom

We all have special gifts, we all have special needs

Today’s post comes from our partner organization The Wayfaring Band. Andrea Moore is an artist and entrepreneur who uses writing, performance, and photography to foster connection and dialogue across social and cultural lines. She is a managing owner of The Wayfaring Band. Pavel Reppo has been involved with the special needs community since 2006, when he first began working for Adam’s … Continue reading »

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Is the Playing Field Being Leveled?
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Is the Playing Field Being Leveled?

Today’s post comes from Patricia Bowen, an intern at our partnering organization Semilla Nueva. Patricia is in Guatemala working with the Semilla Nueva team to write articles about the lives of Guatemalan women, and the new technologies being developed by Semilla Nueva. Patricia is a sophomore at Boise State University studying Creative Writing and Graphic … Continue reading »

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How Do We Separate Appropriation From Empathy?
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How Do We Separate Appropriation From Empathy?

“You could see the entire inside of their mouths burned out all the way down their throats. Their mother thought they had demons inside them. To get them out, she heated two pots of water to boiling and held the first child and forced his mouth open and poured the boiling water down his throat to try and exorcise the demon. Somehow even with all the screaming she was able to do this to both of her children before the neighbors forced their way in, knocked her away and took the children.” Continue reading »

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Welcoming a New Partner: AquaAid
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Welcoming a New Partner: AquaAid

AquaAid International was founded in 2012 and works with community partners to design and implement culturally appropriate, results-bearing, and cost-effective water and sanitation projects. Their mission is simple: clean water for everyone, no exceptions. AquaAid currently works in the Southern Autonomous Region of Nicaragua, specifically Karahola and the surrounding farms—it takes roughly a day and a half on horseback to reach the village. Continue reading »

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I Won’t Hesitate to Take Steps Forward
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I Won’t Hesitate to Take Steps Forward

p5rn7vb Today’s post comes from our partner organization America’s Unofficial Ambassadors. Gabriela Guerrero is a third year student at San Francisco State University (SFSU) majoring in Studio Art with an emphasis in photography and minoring in Philosophy. Gabriela has finished her volunteering service at the Tajik State University of Commerce (TSUC) in Dushanbe.  She writes about … Continue reading »

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The One Who Knows You Best
Partner / Wednesday Wisdom

The One Who Knows You Best

Before India, I seriously doubted that I could do anything completely independently without help from my family. Now, I have found my independence, and I realize that the only person who knows what is best for you is you. Going against social norms and into the unknown is difficult, but this experience has given me more insight into myself and the world around me then a lifetime of work in the United States could have ever done. Continue reading »

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