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Wednesday, April 08th, 2015

A Reason to Smile

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide.   Joy Watson travelled with Network for Africa founder Rebecca Tinsley and others to Rwanda in March. Today, on the 21st anniversary of the start of the genocide, we share her impressions of Rwanda. “The land of a thousand hills and a million smiles” declares the large billboard… [Read Full Article]
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Tuesday, December 02th, 2014

Traveling Teaches Students in a Way Schools Can't

American education is largely limited to lessons about the West. AMANDA MACHADO  DEC 1 2014, 9:00 AM ET   When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father was born. This was tradition in our family—for my parents to send their first-generation American kids to the country of their… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, October 09th, 2014

An American Girl in Cuba

Lili Boyle 16-year-old from Pacific Palisades, CA Posted: 02/08/2012 8:24 am EST Updated: 04/09/2012 5:12 am EDT Simply put, I love Cuba. No, I am not a communist or a socialist, and I have nothing but love for my country, America. But my biased perceptions of Cuba were broken when I got the chance to explore Cuba and immerse myself… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, April 09th, 2014

Mira Costa School - Seeds of Change

by Derek Russell on April 8, 2014 in Letters From CambodiaOutside of the busy, jam-packed streets of Phnom Phen lays the Montessori school which we visited today. The owner of the schools also operates the guest house that we’re staying at in order to raise funds in her quest to education the children of Cambodia. The Montessori is made to be self-sustaining, using left over… [Read Full Article]
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Sunday, April 06th, 2014

Mira Costa School - Cambodia 2014 Pictures

The group is now exploring in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  I received these photos from Alethea this morning.Funerary Stupa at the Killing Fields (above and below)Killing FieldsMax and Tyler help clean up after lunch.Students mixing cement for Montessori school project.Montessori school at Tonle Bati(above and below)Children of Montessori School(above and below)Children of Tonle BatiFeeding the fish in Siem ReapBaby Tilapia and… [Read Full Article]
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