Category Archives: Global Awareness in Action

Featured Alum: Alanna Talks Sustainable Development

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We recently got back in touch with Alanna Jamner, an alumni of our summer community service program in Vietnam and our summer public health and development program in Rwanda. Alanna is a senior at Connecticut College, where she double Continue reading

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Cambodia leader Matt on Transformational Travel

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We loved reading a recent article in the North Hawaii News by our very own veteran leader Matt PiercyA Middle School social studies teacher at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Matt led our summer program in Cambodia for high school Continue reading

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Gender in Cambodia: A College Essay by Hailey

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Hailey traveled with us on our high school summer program in Cambodia in 2012, focusing on gender and the arts in a country recovering from the devastating effects of genocide. She recently shared this college essay she wrote about her Continue reading

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We Imagined Mud Huts: Student Poetry from Rwanda

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Timur, a junior at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn, New York, traveled to Africa with us this past summer on our high school summer program in Rwanda. Focusing on public health access and development, he wrote several poems and Continue reading

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Cambodia Living Arts Festival in NYC, Putney Video

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We’re very excited about Cambodia Living Arts’, the arts organization with whom our high school summer program in Cambodia works, upcoming festival in New York City. The festival is called Season of Cambodia: A Living Arts Festival,  and it will … Continue reading

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Featured Leader: Brian Orland

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Brian Orland, one of the co-leaders of our high school summer development program in Indiais currently studying climate change and river management in the rural Brahmaputra River Basin in India through the Fulbright Program. He is a

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Putney Videos: Cambodian Women Defying Tradition

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Dana, Sarah, and Hailey, students on our high school summer program in Cambodia, completed this documentary film on Cambodian women working to close the gender gap of opportunity in their society. Take a look!

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Notes from Programming: Alex Heads to Brazil

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Associate Director Alex Ossola traveled to South America this summer to lay the groundwork for our first ever high school summer development program in Brazil! While Putney has run Community Service programs in Brazil for a number of years, Continue reading

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Featured Alumni: Emily’s Rwanda Articles

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Emily Hagen traveled with us this past summer as a member of a high school travel program to Rwanda. A budding journalist for both her high school newspaper and her local community paper in Woodmere, NY, Emily brought her Continue reading

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Trek Through Ladakh | Global Action India

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One of our high school summer programs in India just completed a trek through the Ladakh region of northern India as part of their high school summer program abroad in India.  Here are some of the amazing photos from the … Continue reading

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