Reflections from Profugo’s Newest Field Fellow: Anu Thomas

She told me that I could fly, that all I had to do was believe and wings would escape from my shoulder blades and I would become a great wild eagle, a stranger to tethers and cages. No, not an eagle, but a beautiful exotic bird from the east, one that the world has never seen or classified or drawn in a science textbook. This bird, without even a name to inhibit her freedom, would

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Inauguration of Health Forums and Children’s Club

On October 16th there was a meeting to celebrate the one year anniversary of Profugo Development Initiatives (Profugo’s local entity) in Prashanthagiri. Along with the thanksgiving and appraisal of our walk together of PDI and community, we also formally inaugurated the Health Forums and Children’s Club. This meeting also coincided with the visit of our friends from Villanova University. We had representatives from the local Panchayat (local government office), PDI President Dr. Abraham, PDI Secretary

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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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