What a great flight. 'My' row had so few people in it that we all got to lie down. Two meals and one movie later we are safely in Amsterdam and semi-refreshed. Chris Johnstone (UMN) travels so much that we are enjoying the perk of lounge life here. I don't want to get spoiled or entitled but am sure appreciating the soft chairs and quiet ambiance. And really nice coffee. We leave in a few hours for Kigali.
I am participating in my home church's 21 day program in a concerted effort to shine light on the differences between what we gravitate to in life and what is real. Through the readings I am sensitized even more than usual to global disparities and our role in that. Sharing resources, teaching people to fish, being open to the examples set by the world's poor who seem to have a corner on community and relationships. These are important themes for ETI and KARUCO and we remain mindful that we are here to serve; to grow together, to bring about a common good. That is our commitment. And it is a true privilege to be part of this greater plan.
Raised in a close, Minnesota farm family who took travel adventures all over the U.S. and Canada, I was introduced to community and global causes. I maintained a global focus with my husband and as a professor who helped build learning centers around the world. I resigned my university position and am President/CEO of a Minnesota-based nonprofit building KARUCO-Karagwe University College- in Tanzania. Our partners too are globally minded and intent on bettering their lives and economic condition. This blog will help tell the story.
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