In our world where it seems like everyone and their mother is on Facebook, it’s understandable why Invisible Children is utilizing the power of social media to take down dictator, and head of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony. I have seen his name pop up on Twitter over the past week, but my friend […]
Last week, I spent an amazing seven days in Germany. What was intended to be a sightseeing trip to Berlin turned into a road trip/adventure with my dear friend Stella that I met while volunteering in Kenya. We were roommates at the orphanage and shared many of the same visions for the project and a […]
Note: In Thailand I never once heard the word Myanmar. It was always referred to as Burma. I believe the U.S. also supports the name Burma and out of respect for Burmese refugees, I will do the same. When I was looking for a volunteer project in Thailand, I started by skimming the guidebook. I […]
Get ’em while they’re hot! Kids from Baan Dada Children’s Home, where I am currently volunteering, have worked very hard on making these cute Christmas cards. The cards are an annual fundraiser for the home and if you send these to your friends and family, you’re guaranteed to be the hot topic at Christmas parties! […]
Before arriving in Laos, I read about an organization in Luang Prabang called Big Brother Mouse. They distribute books that are written in both English and Laos, and I think it is a great idea. When I arrived in Luang Prabang I was looking for a bookshop or book exchange for myself. I asked around […]
As the halfway mark has come and gone on my trip, I thought it was time for an update on Sole Purpose fundraising and donations.