Address to Randolph Rotary on Bhutan

A.My time in Bhutan is shrouded in a fog of mystery. Six months after having departed, I am still processing; the richness of the experience may guarantee a lifetime of processing ahead. There is much still to be learned and understood. The fog over these is both figurative and literal. Acclimating to Bhutanese life required […]

Academic Connectivity Op-Ed Published in MyRepublica

Academic ConnectivityOp-EdOriginally Published in MyRepublicaBy Cathryn Bennett23.11.2014 Beyond governments, connecting best practicesScholars need multi-disciplinary networking to create and share regionally and culturally appropriate best practices. SAARC nations are becoming better supported through governmental cooperation. However, connectivity can be maximised by university connections beyond the Himalayan University Consortium including more lenient mobility regulations for academics. Government […]

New Arrivals Institute

24 years ago, Lutheran Family Services of the Piedmont realized women refugees weren’t coming to class. They were at home, many of them in roles as caretakers of children, elders, neighborhood kids. In response, they developed a program of offering classes through Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) with free childcare. Women refugees returned to class. […]

Advocate for Refugees

You can support women refugees. Here’s how… Donate: Refugees within 1 year of arrival in the U.S. typically survive with ONLY $1000 per month, per family. For women refugees who are single parents, this budget is especially punishing. Connect: Search for refugee non-profit organizations in your area. Be a volunteer. Women refugees need teachers, conversation partners, childcare, drivers, […]

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