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Culture Shock

July 31, 2016 My time here has presented different sicknesses based on this area. Living in India people rely on one of the oldest modes of transportation to get around: walking. Walking is the most practical way for many people … Continue reading

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Landing in Trivandrum

Dan M. is a senior majoring in applied physiology and health management. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2016 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. He is spending the summer volunteering with regional health clinics in Delhi, India. Continue reading

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Urukundo

Sarah S. is a senior majoring in accounting and minoring in human rights and psychology: Going to Urukundo was by far one of my favorite aspects of the trip. Urukundo means love in Kinyarwanda, and that is truly what this … Continue reading

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Les Enfants de Dieu in Ndera

Sarah S. is a senior majoring in accounting and minoring in human rights and psychology: These kids did not disappoint! Drums, traditional dance, singing, acrobatics, hip hop dancing – the talent was out of this world! We brought them soccer … Continue reading

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Kigali National Memorial

Sarah S. is a senior majoring in accounting and minoring in human rights and psychology: Our group was given the opportunity to have a question and answer session with one of the museum’s docents who was also a genocide survivor. … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela Village

Sarah S. is a senior majoring in accounting and minoring in human rights and psychology: We were greeted with the most amazing hugs from the village women. Some of them even remembered members of the group that came last year! … Continue reading

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The Long Road to Ending Racism

As I worked with Family Gateway this summer, race relations in the United States became a noted point of conversation. That conversation was particularly prominent in Dallas, where five white police officers were shot and killed by a black man. … Continue reading

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When Volunteering Isn’t #TweetWorthy

One of the primary lessons I learned this summer is that volunteering isn’t always fun and interesting. Last summer, I worked with the children living at Family Gateway’s downtown housing center. When I reapplied for the Maguire Public Service Fellowship … Continue reading

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Overview

Roy is a third-year graduate student working toward a Master of Divinity degree from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2016 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for his work with homeless children in Dallas. Continue reading

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Coming Together

A few weeks ago we had our monthly Board meeting in person, which was great because I got the opportunity to meet our new North Texas area associate director as well as our new volunteer coordinator. As we went around … Continue reading

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