Forming Connections and the Global Neighborhood!

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!

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

“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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A Global Neighborhood and a Beloved Community: Reflecting on the work and words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15th was MLK Day this year in the United States, a federal holiday dedicated to the life and work of the American civil rights activist and pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  MLK Day has long been an important holiday for me personally, a time to reflect on service, community, and the social equity which we still struggle daily to achieve as a society. Famously, Dr. King’s philosophies of nonviolence were heavily inspired by […]

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Adventures of a Field Fellow

October 24, 2017 Today officially marks the end of my first week in Prashanthagiri, and I’m just getting my feet wet in my role as Field Fellow — both metaphorically and literally. This morning I accompanied Gilgy on a partial field visit, stopping in at 11 of the 30 participating homes to check in on the progress of their provided seedlings and other produce plants for the Organic Kitchen Garden (OKG) initiative. The field visit […]

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