Sep 8, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - Uncategorized

MOU: Memorandum of Unequals

If #shiftthepower is to be more than the catchphrase du jour among progressive development professionals, we must reconsider how MOUs are...
Aug 10, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - Uncategorized

Flexibility “ADDs” to the Solution

Drought? Pandemic? Flooding? There is a lot to be said for a development model (i.e., solution to poverty) that can succeed under...
Jul 7, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - Uncategorized

What Does It Take to Graduate?

Over the course of a 6-year partnership with Shanta, villages create committees to manage the different projects and areas of interest they...
Jun 24, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - Uncategorized

All of ______ is Corrupt

Years ago, I was talking to a potential donor about a development project in Latin America. Before I could get a full sentence out, this...
Jun 9, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - nurse midwife - Uncategorized - Village Partners - women - womensempowerment

Becoming a Village Nurse Midwife

Nang Thein Oat grew up in Pin Laung Township in Southern Shan State. She went to school through 10th grade but struggled to pass her state...
Jan 27, 2022 community-led - economic development - education - women

Education + Opportunity = Women’s Empowerment

20-Year-old Nan Khan Pin has participated in her village Self Help Group (SHG) since she was 18. Her education only went through 5th grade,...
Aug 13, 2019 education - Uncategorized

What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?

This question is heard echoing in classrooms across the US this week as children and youth go back to school after a long break. Students...