After working for the last 4 months on trying to bring the voices of those most affected by Ebola to the decision-making table, the shoe was momentarily on the other foot. And while I did not walk a metaphorical mile in those shoes, I did take a few small steps.
Did we mention that we’re some of the coolest people you will ever meet?
On the streets of Indonesia, children often compete, gang against gang, in violent war. Many of them don’t have a home, much less a bed, to call their own. But a new night life is emerging in Indonesia.
Guest Post by Monte Fisher, Executive Director of Achungo Children’s Center. “The Achungo Children’s Center (ACC) provides education, care, food, clothing and medical assistance for over 200 orphans and destitute children in rural southwest Kenya.” I first visited Kenya when I was 19. As part of my studies, I spent 8 months in Kenya and absolutely fell in love with the country – its incredible beauty and exotic character, and more than that, with its people. They seemed the friendliest, most inclusive and loving people I’d ever met. Nothing was more important to them than relationships. It was more than 40 years later…
“We live in a world that is full of opportunities, and we can choose to see it as a glass half full instead of half empty.”
God help me to become a clearer, more loving person. To think of others more; myself less. To listen more carefully; respond in deeper gentleness.
… Tourism shouldn’t be about the tourist, but about the culture and the locals you are visiting.