Posts Tagged "dream"

Project Light of the World and the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Project Light of the World and the Teachable Spirit

Working with faith based organizations, faith based non-profits, and fellow believers, faith based Project Light of the World and the Teachable Spirit desire to provide prepubescent training and feminine care products, an opportunity for leaders of Ingrid Education Centre (IEC) to attend the Being a Leader Course (BAL) in Nairobi, Kenya February 4-11, 2016, a professional development workshop for teachers, and added nutritional value to the children’s diet. Founded and directed by Douglas Monene, IEC is a faith based and community organization that provides education to needy and vulnerable children of the Matopeni Quarry slum of Nairobi. Because parents make $27 a month crushing rock for a living and schooling costs $15 a month, children are subject to abuse,...

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What is Fundraising? with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

What is Fundraising? with the Teachable Spirit

Recently, the teachable spirit had the distinct pleasure of attending a Fundraising from the Heart workshop featuring Lynne Twist, author of the book, Soul of Money. I felt that Lynne’s philosophy resonated with me more than any other approach to money I had encountered. I believed it was worth the trip to the Upaya Center in Santa Fe via Albuquerque, New Mexico, to find some clarity on the subject. What is fundraising? Who is a fundraiser? What is the purpose of fundraising? Working around the world, Lynne has traveled to a variety of countries raising money for organizations such as The Hunger Project, and then creating her own philanthropic institution in 1996, The Pachamama Alliance — a social profit (nonprofit) organization, co-founded with...

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Understanding the Experiences of Life with a Refugee

»Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in understanding the experiences of life | 0 comments

Understanding the Experiences of Life with a Refugee

Recently, Dr. Warren Bruhl suggested that I read The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence, by Martin Meredith. Although I have only read the first chapter, I can see that understanding the experiences of life in Africa because of its history will have a profound affect on my work. For example, while teaching Adult Basic Education (ABE), assisting students to gain their General Educational Development (GED) at Highline Community College (HCC), one of my students was a refugee from Liberia. Here is his story in his own words: In the year 1990 when the war started in my country, Liberia, I was very young; I was ten years old. My father and mother planned to move to another country called Ivory Coast. After a week we came to the Ivory...

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The Teachable Spirit Returns to Kenya with Dreamweaver International

»Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in teachable spirit | 1 comment

The Teachable Spirit Returns to Kenya with Dreamweaver International

What is like to work on the medical team with Dreamweaver International? How does traveling to another country change you? Why would an individual want to return to the same country? Expecting nothing allows the teachable spirit to receive regardless of the situation. Traveling to Kenya in December 2013, Dr. Jeff Kahrs experienced working with Dreamweaver International for the first time. Practicing as a chiropractor for nearly 30 years, Dr. Kahrs understands that a doctor’s routine is much the same all over the world. For example, you drive to work assess a patient examine a patient treat a patient return home When you are in another country, the only thing that is the same is the routine. What is different is: –the environment –the...

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Pretty in Pink with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pretty in Pink with the Teachable Spirit

What comes to mind when you think of the movie, “Pretty in Pink?” What do you think is the message of that movie? How does the message of the movie relate to the children of Ingrid Education Centre? Reflecting on “Pretty in Pink,” the teachable spirit can acquire a sense of empathy and understanding for individuals experiencing peer pressure, appreciating the courage needed to overcome social prejudice. Recently, I had the opportunity to review John Hughes’ romantic comedy-drama again, reacquainting myself with the characters played by Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, and Jon Cryer. Enjoying the quaintness of this film made in 1986, I appreciated refreshing my memory about: the angst of individuals caught in social situations beyond...

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