Category Archives: Education

“If you educate a boy, you educate an individual. If you educate a girl, you educate a community.” -African proverb. It was the United Nation’s “Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples” on Tuesday, August 9th. This year’s theme was a subject dear to my heart: the right to education. Article 14 of the UN Declaration on the […]

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“I am not the same, having seen the moon on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher Travel is such an eyeopener. There are parts of the world that fill me with joy and humble gratitude. I love Thailand, and I especially love trips into Mae Hong Son in Thailand’s north. It […]

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Late into our last visit to Thailand, I made another trip “up-country” to visit schools deep in the hills of Mae Hong Son. I’ve talked about previous trips (Budding Potentials, Building Better Futures, Schools at the end of the Road, and True Colours) in several previous posts, but I never tire of accompanying the indomitable Susan […]

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I’m in a state of flux at the moment: we have just packed up all our belongings in one home and are in the process of transiting to a new home in another country. The Holmes and Rahe stress scale rates this as a reasonably stressful time on a number of counts: “change of residence” (+20); “change in living conditions” […]

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Cambodia is a youthful country with a sad history. One third of the country’s 15 million people (32.2%) is under the age of fifteen (July 2011 est.). Given the genocide perpetrated by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge between 1975-1979 when two million Cambodians were killed, it is not surprising that less than 4% of the population is 65 or […]

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