Bridging the Gap Between the Data and the Faces
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Bridging the Gap Between the Data and the Faces

Today’s post comes from 2014-2015 Global Health Fellow Jen Zhu with our partner organization Global Health Corps. Jen is from the great state of North Carolina, and is currently working with Millennium Villages on improving health systems in Uganda. In this post, Jen reflects on the importance of not only recording the facts, but recognizing … Continue reading »

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The Complications of Teaching When You Don’t Know How to Teach
Wednesday Wisdom

The Complications of Teaching When You Don’t Know How to Teach

Today’s post comes from Sarah Moratz, a global gap year student with our partner organization, Thinking Beyond Borders. She is very excited to be volunteering all across Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America. She hopes that it will help her find herself and steer her in the right direction for college and beyond. … Continue reading »

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My Host Brother, the Metaphor
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My Host Brother, the Metaphor

Today’s post comes from Lindsay Saligman with our partner organization Global Citizen Year.  Along with her passion to make education accessible and affordable for all, Lindsay hopes to speak Spanish without an accent and learn her place and responsibilities in the world during this bridge year. We chose this post to celebrate Lindsay’s humility in understanding her new … 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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