Archive for Category: "volunteer"
As someone who closely follows issues related to gender and sexism, I would argue that we are far from having full equality here in the US. That being said, after traveling to our less-developed-neighbor Mexico, I came to appreciate the freedoms that we do have and the progress the civil rights and women’s movements have
I’m currently on a year-long international development fellowship with American Jewish World Service; through this fellowship, I volunteer full-time with Mumbai Mobile Creches, an NGO that provides comprehensive daycare services to children of migrant laborers living on construction sites
The first time I stumbled into my homestay in the northern city of Arusha, Tanzania I felt like I’d stepped into a 1970s American living room – and I heaved a (guilty) sigh of relief. No mud hut in sight here
Now that I’m slugging to work most days through the rain and the muck, it’s funny to think back on the many months of pre-monsoon hype. From the way people talked about monsoon season, I was picturing myself swimming to work everyday, or riding the road waves on a wooden plank reminiscent of the one at the end of the movie “Titanic.”