T.I., Maguire Fellow in Panama

T.I. is a junior majoring in international studies, religious studies, human rights and Spanish in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU to intern with the non-governmental organization Hope for the Silent Voices.

Retracing my steps: Reflections on Panama

While the past month I’ve spent working for Hope For the Silent Voices hasn’t been quite as riveting as the time I actually spent in Panama, it was satisfying in the sense that I could behold the fruits of my labor. It’s impossible to separate the highly emotional nature of the work we did working with children from the magnitude of the impact it had on all of us; still, I may never see Ruth score a goal with the soccer ball that we left her and her friends, as I might never see which child ends up with the giant stuffed bear we ergonomically (and miraculously) packed into three quarters of a suitcase to leave with them. I’ll never [...]

2014-08-29T15:49:22+00:00 August 24th, 2014|T.I., Maguire Fellow in Panama|

On human rights, compassion and hope

Since the first day in Panama, our team went on to work with two other sites around the country with congruent objectives. The second visit was centered on an orphanage run by the sweetest little old nuns, which doubled as a shelter for abandoned kids with a range of mental and physical disabilities. There we were able to tour the facilities and take notes on areas in which they sorely needed resources, as before; but unlike the first site, we were also able to see the school where the kids attended, in addition to playing a variety of sports due to the much larger space. By a variety of sports, I mean we played a LOT of soccer with the [...]

2014-08-01T10:50:40+00:00 July 28th, 2014|T.I., Maguire Fellow in Panama|

Injustice and resilience in Panama

T.I. is a junior majoring in international studies, religious studies, human rights and Spanish in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU to intern with the non-governmental organization Hope for the Silent Voices.

2014-07-28T10:29:11+00:00 July 17th, 2014|T.I., Maguire Fellow in Panama|