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Millennials and Social Engagement

The Millennial Generation is arguably one of the most socially engaged generations. Thanks to innovations in technology, these young adults have had ever-increasing access to news and information that has helped to shape their understanding of the world in which they live. Millennials are “a generation that has been shaped by tragic world events such as 9/11 and natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. The result is a group that has developed a strong social […]

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My Field Experience!

I have been told that I am compassionate, and I always knew I wanted to be able to help change people’s lives for the better. It’s the reason I became a registered nurse. For the past eight years I have been a stay at home mom whose priority has only been my family and raising my girls. I have been wanting to be involved with something more than just donating money to an organization. I […]

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Women of the World

I watched a video earlier this week that asked New Yorkers: “What do you think a feminist is?”  While answers varied, and definitely proved that feminism can be a contentious issue, it also made me think about what we’re doing here at Profugo to support women in the world. I first found out about Profugo last spring at a screening of the film “Girl Rising.” The film presents the stories of nine girls from nine […]

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A Hero a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

October 1st marked the launch of our HERO FOR HEALTH campaign to raise funds for the Health & Wellness programin Wayanad, India. The focus of this initial program is community health education. By increasing knowledge on methods of prevention and home remedies, we hope to empower people to better care for their families and reduce the likelihood of developing preventable diseases. Staying healthy is a key factor in reducing poverty, by preventing the cost burden […]

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Profugo Onam’s Children Celebration

Our PDI’s community house was filled with fun, little giggles and loud laughter this past Saturday. We were celebrating Kerala’s Onam festivities with a day of games and entertainment for our community’s children. Onam is a long awaited Kerala holiday that commemorates the return of the mythical King Mahabali, a great benevolent ruler, proponent of social equality, justice and prosperity in his reign. According to the Onam myth, this Great King Mahabali returns once a year […]

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