Reflections from a Graduate and Lifelong Learner

I have learned a lot from being in college, and I will hold these concepts dear to me for the rest of my life. I have learned that I have agency to enact change and that my voice is worth hearing. I have learned how to listen and that people who are unable to do the same for me are not worth my time. Most importantly, especially through my Sociology major, I have learned to

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Why Ethical Consumerism Matters

Ours is a consumer-driven market. What does that mean? It means that the only people who truly decide the products we see in stores, the options we are offered, are we, the consumers. Take it from a budding economist that our money and spending habits truly matter! If that sounds a little vague, think of it this way: every morning, you go to your favorite coffee shop and buy a latte. The options are pretty

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From Villanova’s Engineering Service Learning Team

After travelling dozens of hours and thousands of miles we arrived in Bangalore to the hustle and bustle of early morning rush hour; we witnessed families starting their days as Sabhir, our driver, weaved in and out of traffic on our way to Wayanad. The next day, the four of us stepped foot in Prashanthagiri, and the beautiful rural community seemed like a world away from the busy city. We were eager to learn about

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Our Girls: Advocating Equal Education in their Own Way

Women’s rights activists around the world have found a new poster child, literally, in 2014 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient Malala Yousafzai. Famous for having been shot by members of the Taliban because of her outspokenness about the importance of education for girls in Pakistan, she continues to petition for equal access to education for all children around the world. I heard the announcement about Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize win just after returning to the village

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Profugo’s Women of the Future

Profugo has been lucky to have a team of very active and involved student interns. Most impressively, all of our interns are women. These young women couple their schoolwork with professional work in an effort to gain valuable experience in the realm of international development. They want to change the world. Every single one of them is passionate about creating a global community that ensures the rights of all. Included in the all are women.

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