December 22, 2007
Our first kid's craft day!
December 09, 2007
I’ve spent the past few months going into schools in the area and talking to children and young people about the work I’ve been doing, my journey over the past few years, and what I’ve learned from it. I’ve been to high schools talking to students about gap years and the importance of world travel and to middle schools talking about what it means to help others. This week I particularly enjoyed the time I spent at Red Oaks school in Morristown. Supposedly the children had been asked the week before to cut out newspaper articles to go along with a topic they had been discussing in their unit on moral courage. The assignment led to a voice mail on my BlinkNow Headquarters message machine (haha) from 6th grade teacher at Red Oaks, Priti Maheshwari. She asked if I could come in and talk to a group of students about my work in Nepal.
November 17, 2007
Ever heard of the book/movie “The Power of One?” Well, I believe in the power of women! Someone needs to write another book. I’ve been doing A LOT of reading on poverty alleviation and reduction in the third world. All of the brilliant economists who write on poverty say the same things. Invest in WOMEN!! When a woman is given aid money, or a micro-loan, she wants to start a business for herself.