Stories

Fighting for the Right

Sitting with Miguel and his family inside the mud walls of a traditional Mapuche ruka in Araucania, Chile, we pass around mate tea, listen to stories of childhood from his gra... Sitting with Miguel and his family inside the mud walls of a traditional Mapuche ruka in Araucania, ...

Blog, In The Field, Travel Stories

Act like a Child. And feel good about it.

I am always thrilled to be invited to talk to local students about the rights of the child and about the common needs of children around the world to help them discover the sh... I am always thrilled to be invited to talk to local students about the rights of the child and about...

Blog, In Canada

A Fond Farewell

Minstrels from Managua concert series a success to the tune of $20,000!… Minstrels from Managua concert series a success to the tune of $20,000!…

In Canada

Awakening the Senses

And changing the present in Sagrada Familia Last year, we met Candida. She filtered water from a shallow contaminated well through her T-shirt and boiled it on her clay stove ... And changing the present in Sagrada Familia Last year, we met Candida. She filtered water from a sha...

Blog, In The Field

International Women's Day

#pledgeforparity Today, on International Women’s Day, people around the world are pledging to take a concrete step to move from talk to purposeful action to help women a... #pledgeforparity Today, on International Women’s Day, people around the world are pledging to ...

Blog, In The Field

There is No Age Limit on Inspiring Change

“You would be the ones to carry water for hours every day,” I say to the girls in Canadian classrooms who have first been prompted to raise their hands simply by v... “You would be the ones to carry water for hours every day,” I say to the girls in Canadi...

In Canada

Celebrating clean water can get a little messy!

En route to the community of Tololar, our Change for Children delegation yields to trucks piled high with freshly cut sugar cane as we share the narrow space between sugar can... En route to the community of Tololar, our Change for Children delegation yields to trucks piled high...

Blog, In The Field

The Eyewitness Account of it

I am nervous. I am not sure why. Or is it excitement disguised as nerves? Either way, I am sweating profusely. The dust we kick up as we walk the 100 yards down the dry, dirt ... I am nervous. I am not sure why. Or is it excitement disguised as nerves? Either way, I am sweating ...

Blog, In The Field

What a Smile Sounds Like

It is said that 90% of communication is nonverbal. Nevertheless, with a when in Rome attitude, I ask our local translator the Mam word for Good Morning. There isn’t one,... It is said that 90% of communication is nonverbal. Nevertheless, with a when in Rome attitude, I ask...

Blog, In The Field, Travel Stories

Full Circle from the Field

Nothing quite as satisfying. There is possibly nothing quite as satisfying as seeing something come full circle. Witnessing an idea, a notion, or simply a spark turn into some... Nothing quite as satisfying. There is possibly nothing quite as satisfying as seeing something come ...

Blog, In The Field