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Meet our Team – Dr. Peter, Profugo’s COD Director

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Meet Dr. Peter, a subject matter expert and Director of Profugo’s Center of Development (COD). He’s the glue that keeps it all together and the backbone of the Global Neighborhood. Dr. Peter offers us an insight into his world, over 8,000 miles away, in Wayanad, India. Read more to find out how Dr. Peter does it all! RAIGAN WHEELER (RW): Where is the place you call home? PETER (DR. P): Where I am, that’s my […]

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From a Double Minority to a Double Threat: An ode to women of color on the global stage in honor of Women’s History Month

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World-savviness, cosmopolitan qualities, and a well-traveled resume are the essentials to carry along in your briefcase on your journey to a career in global affairs.  As women of color, we’re already equipped with a high level of finesse, confidence, and magic, so the world is ours to conquer…better yet, to change! It’s time we change the label of “double minority” to “double threat”; being a woman X being Black, Latino, Asian, Arab, etc. It’s imperative […]

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Forming Connections and the Global Neighborhood!

Interns Tiffany and Raigan at Bryn Mawr College's Nonprofit Career Fair

Last week,  a fellow intern and I went to Bryn Mawr College’s campus for a Nonprofit Career Fair. It was a great experience, and we managed to garner a lot of attention for the organization. One of the means we used to do so was a raffle. We had students who came to our table answer a question to get the chance to win one of Profugo’s products. The question was: “What do you plan […]

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Update from Profugo HQ!

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During November 2017, I was able to visit Profugo’s Center of Development and touch base with our expanded field team and reconnect with community members.  During 2017 we welcomed Dr. TD Peter, Profugo’s new COD Director, Mr. Abhilash Thomas, Program Coordinator, Mr. Binish PJ, Admin & Accounts Officer, and Ms. Angele Maraj, Profugo’s latest Field Fellow.  On the US side, we welcomed Mr. Jeffrey Conradi to the Board of Directors.  IT’S A FULL HOUSE!  We […]

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Breaking Down Boundaries: the Practice & Significance of Field Work

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“Talk is nothing without walking the walk.” These are the words of one of Profugo’s past field fellows, said in a documentary on the organization as the camera pans out on the field fellow and a child in the village, walking hand in hand into the distance. The documentary ends there, and viewers are left feeling emotional but also inspired by the fellow’s words. What do these words mean not only for the people of […]

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