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Here is Part II of my interview with Phil around the topic of storytelling.  If you missed Part I, you can read it here. It is a privilege to hear someone’s story. In the work that you’re doing with Stirring the Fire, you demonstrate that there are a lot of women and girls hurting around […]






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Lumana, a non-profit organization based out of Seattle, reduces poverty and increase opportunity for individuals in rural Africa through microfinance, savings services, and business education. Currently focusing on the Volta Region of Ghana, Lumana acts as a partner when facilitating healthy, prosperous and economically resilient communities. Lumana’s fellows program gives volunteers the opportunity to make […]






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Tostan, a community-led development NGO, is ending child marriage and female genital cutting and empowering girls in thousands of communities across six countries across Africa. Tostan has a variety of volunteer and internship opportunities available.  We had the chance to speak with past Tostan volunteer Sydney, about her experience with in Dakar, Senegal.  She shares […]






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Village Volunteer founder Shana Greene talks with us about the unique opportunities her organization offers that allow you to immerse yourself in rural villages. Village Volunteers works in collaboration with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to implement sustainable solutions for community survival, education, and growth.  Committed to preserving autonomy and cultural heritage, Village Volunteers works in […]






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Are you a photographer, journalist or even a social media junkie?  With an upcoming trip to India in October Salaam Garage provides the opportunity for you to use your media skills to foster social change.  Check out our interview with Amanda Koster, founder of SalaamGarage, where she talks with us about who makes ideal participants on […]






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Here’s another interview from my archives with Sarah. Sarah especially touched my heart. I spent the most time with her, listening to her, talking with her and learning about her life. A favorite moment was when she took me for a walk in the forest and showed me her favorite spots to rest or to […]






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Tostan is an international NGO founded in Senegal.  Tostan means “breakthrough” and “spreading and sharing” in Wolof, the most broadly spoken language in Senegal.  Founder and Executive Director Molly Melching, an American who has spent the last 3 decades in Senegal, has pursued a vision of sustainable development and positive social change by focusing on […]






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“If you educate a man, you educate an individual. If you educate a woman, you educate a family.” -African Proverb I had the privilege of working with women and girls in Southern Sudan during the summer of 2010. During that time, I conducted lots of interviews which I later transcribed, wanting to hear more about […]






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