It Takes a Village to Raise a Fellow
Ambassador / Wednesday Wisdom

It Takes a Village to Raise a Fellow

Today’s post comes from Devin Faris with our partner organizations S.O.U.L. and Global Health Corps. After working with refugees and people affected by HIV near Kampala, Uganda, and after numerous visits to Bujagali, he relocated to New York City to complete his M.A. in International Education with hopes of one day returning. Devin is a 2014-2015 … Continue reading »

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Beyond the Limits
Partner / Wednesday Wisdom

Beyond the Limits

“In moving forward with media projects and continuing with our work, I hope only to be open. To allow this process to mold me in such a way that my being is closer to that of goodness. If I know anything in this moment, it is that in order for our systems and countries—our world—to change we must allow change within ourselves. What will come is what we put in.” Continue reading »

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My ‘exceptional’ first few weeks
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My ‘exceptional’ first few weeks

Today’s post comes from Lindsay Seligman with our partner organization Global Citizen Year. Lindsay is passionate about studying foreign languages and promoting intercultural understanding. Lindsay has been deeply inspired by her education and the opportunities she has had to travel. One of her goals in life is to do something to make education and opportunity … Continue reading »

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Building Resilient Soils to Fight Irregular Rains
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Building Resilient Soils to Fight Irregular Rains

Today’s post comes from Lee Stroman, the communications and outreach coordinator at our partner organization Semilla Nuevo. Semilla Nuevo helps rural Guatemalan farmers find a path to prosperity, health, and sustainability through sustainable agriculture technologies and farmer to farmer education. They value working together WITH the farmers in order to make sustainable change. We sat eating our freshly … Continue reading »

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Why Gap Years Are Essential For Those Who Don’t Think They Need One
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Why Gap Years Are Essential For Those Who Don’t Think They Need One

m4s0n501 Today’s post comes from Michelle Kincaid, a 2013 Omprakash Ambassador Grant recipient and worked in Lima, Peru with Partner, Building Dignity. She will begin pursuing a BA in International Relations with a pre-med track at Syracuse University this fall. We chose this post because of Michelle’s humble expression of her careful self-reflection, not to … Continue reading »

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Gaining Perspective
Ambassador / Partner / Wednesday Wisdom

Gaining Perspective

I have learned now that with any volunteer experience, you have to go into it with the right perspective. My students need a volunteer that does not see them as victims, but rather they need someone who challenges them to be victimless. I saw in the seventh grades resolutions that they have summited the highest peaks. They will face their obstacles head on with hands of steel because the children at Shanti Bhavan are not only conquering mountains, but one day they’ll move mountains. Continue reading »

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