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Editor’s Note: This week our fellowship recipient Emily Lohmeyer checks in from her volunteer position with Sure 24, a children’s orphanage in Kenya.  Emily shares with us how Sure 24 started with education and is now benefiting the entire community they work in! The last week has been filled with washing clothes, feeding chickens, shoveling rocks, and a million other little […]






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Editor’s Note: This week our fellowship recipient Emily Lohmeyer checks in from her volunteer position with Sure 24, a children’s orphanage in Kenya, and has a few new insights to share with us.  Below are the stories of both Nova and Wangare, two young girls who live at the Sure 24 orphanage. New Perspectives I’ve […]






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Editor’s Note: Our fellowship recipient Emily Lohmeyer has been living and volunteering at Sure 24 since Dec. 29th.  Sure 24 is a local orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya taking in children and giving them a safe place to stay, receive education, clothing, food, and the chance for a future.  Read more about Emily’s experiences and the […]






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JAN Trust :  London Imagine being a woman relocated or forced to move in order to survive, suddenly finding yourself in a completely different environment and culture.  The barriers one faces in this type of situation include the inability to access employment opportunities, lack of social and economical status, poverty, depression, discrimination, and often violence […]






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More than Me  – Recreation Program Manager – Volunteer Are you a creative, out-of-the-box thinker? Do you have the drive and ambition to take a burgeoning program and push it forward? More Than Me is looking for an individual who is excited to make a difference in this world, who is internet savvy, and who […]






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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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One Heart Worldwide has established an effective, replicable and sustainable model to reduce preventable deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth among remote rural indigenous populations. They work with local communities and local health providers to develop a “Network of Safety” around mothers and infants, by raising awareness, teaching good practices, and distributing essential medical supplies. They work […]






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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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Introducing Marielle: http://marielleinsenegal.blogspot.com/ Marielle is a friend of Stirring the Fire and will be leaving soon to be a Preventive Health Educator in the Peace Corps in Senegal!  Marielle will be updating her blog throughout her stay in Senegal and we look forward to following her experience. In Marielle’s words about her journey so far: […]






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Global Service Trip to Argentina

The Foundation for Sustainable Development has an upcoming Global Service Trip to La Plata, Argentina that will support the efforts of Fundación Soltrali, a community-based organization that strives to expand human rights for women and at-risk youth in Argentina’s most marginalized communities. GST participants will support local staff and volunteers in their efforts to expand […]






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