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Photos that capture the concept of democracy

August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Getty Images and Bridges to Understanding are honored to be among a strong group of partners supporting the Democracy Photo Challenge, a public-private partnership with the U.S. State Department. The project invites people around the...

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Finishing the Workshop

December 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

Starting can be a challenge, especially when it’s a start to an end. Today was the last day of the workshop where we experienced yet another gift. Phil took us through an inspiring presentation of...

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Putting the Pieces Together

December 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

It’s day eight out of nine of the Bridges to Understanding workshop. The kids have received lessons in Premier and Photoshop Elements. The credits have been designed. The footage and stills stoically edited by saintly...

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Getting One Side of the Story

December 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

The view of the front gardens of our hotel from the boat on Lake Atitlan. The boat dock leads up to the pool and outdoor hot tub, the sauna and the restaurant. The sun beat...

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Researching and Reflecting

December 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

Evelyn, a teacher from Fotokids in Guatemala City, conducts a brief impromptu interview with Delores, the mother of newborn baby Surama Concepcion Angelica Vanessa, outside of Santiago Atitlan Hospital It’s been a big day. We’ve...

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Attending B2U Workshop in Guatemala

December 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

The plane has landed and I am officially in Guatemala and ready to dive into my Bridges to Understanding journey and participate as a youth mentor in a unique twelve-day digital story telling workshop. I...

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Saying Goodbye

December 4, 2008 | 1 Comments

Today I woke up and realized with sadness that it is our last day here. The TCV, a quiet oasis in the chaos of India, has quickly become our home and our students have become...

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Experiencing the Dalai Lama

December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today is the 48th anniversary of TCV, and the Dalai Lama is the guest of honor. All of the Bridges to Understanding mentors and staff were invited to attend as VIPs. Over 5,000 people attended...

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What do computers teach us? Patience.

December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

This morning is our last working session. We have not been too worried as we only have a bit of finessing to do on our Bridges to Understanding digital story. However, after yet another poorly...

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Finishing Our Project

November 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today we are completing the final edit of our project. I have spent most of my morning working in the Peace Center on the computer with the girls Dadon and Phunima. I have been helping...

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Making Progress on our Project

November 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

The local dogs barked all night (again) but Chris still got up at dawn to watch the students practice for the big anniversary of TCV celebration coming up on Saturday. I woke up two hours...

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Tashi Dalek to Me!

November 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today is my birthday. I haven’t been expecting anything special and the day started out somewhat badly as I woke up to a power outage. This meant no shower. The lack of power also meant...

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Tibetan Photo Shoot

November 10, 2008 | 1 Comments

Today is the first day of our big photo shoot! We met the students after an early breakfast and went down to Mcloud Ganj to see if our compassionate nun was home. We knew we...

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Day 8 in India

November 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

The calm of Sunday morning dissipated quickly as the students arrived. They listened attentively through a quick but comprehensive photography lesson from Josh and then they got busy with a photo ordering exercise to teach...

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