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THE MAKING OF JADED AID, A CARD GAME FOR DISILLUSIONED HUMANITARIANS–with Jessica Heinzelman & Teddy Ruge

JADED AID In today's episode, we have Jessica Heinzelman ("a white woman who doesn’t discriminate against lovers based on race") and Teddy Ruge ("an educated, angry African--a rare species in the development sector"). They are the founders of Jaded Aid: A card game to save humanitarians (Wayan Vota, the third co-founder, couldn't make it for the call). As [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|

Behind the Scenes: How the Villa Soleada Bilingual School in Honduras really works–with Caroline Gray

  Caroline Gray at the Villa Soleada Bilingual School Today’s guest is our very own Caroline Gray, a staff member here at Students Helping Honduras. She began teaching in 2011 in a low-income neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut through Teach For America. Her first year there, she taught reading and writing [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A 4TH GRADE TEACHER AT THE VILLA SOLEADA BILINGUAL SCHOOL, HONDURAS– with Michael Driscoll

Michael Driscoll at the Villa Soleada Bilingual School Michael Driscoll was an active member of Students Helping Honduras during his time at Virginia Tech, helping build several schools in El Progreso. During his senior year, he served as the Chapter President on campus. Upon graduation, as his classmates were signing contracts [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|

AN HONEST CONVERSATION ON RECENT CRITICISMS OF VOLUNTEER TRAVEL AND DEVELOPMENT AID–with Natalie Jesionka

Natalie Jesionka In this episode, Natalie Jesionka and I discuss volunteer travel and current trends in the NGO industry. Some of the questions asked during the episode: Does a volunteer's intent matter? Should an NGO ever fire a volunteer who is there to help? Should volunteers take photos during their [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|

THE VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT WHO LEFT EVERYTHING BEHIND TO HELP STREET CHILDREN FROM THE SUGARCANE SLUMS OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC–with Caitlin Mchale

Project Esperanza, Dominican Republic Social entrepreneur Caitlin McHale is the Co-Founder and Director of Project Esperanza, an NGO dedicated to serving the Haitian immigrant population of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic in the areas of education, social aid, and community development. They run a group home for street children and two school [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|

ONE MAN’S RESPONSE TO J.K. ROWLING’S TWEET: “ORPHANAGES CAUSE IRREPARABLE DAMAGE, EVEN THOSE THAT ARE WELL RUN.” –with Dr. Richard Mckenzie

Dr. Richard Mckenzie, author of several books on orphanages Listen to it on iTunes, and hit the subscribe button to download future episodes automatically. Stream by clicking here. Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.” There are many ways to help orphans and children who have no home [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|

#18: HOW TWO ENGINEERING STUDENTS STARTED AN NGO IN NICARAGUA WHILE WORKING FULL-TIME–with EOS International Founders Greg Mcgrath & Wes Meier

Two college buddies studying engineering--Greg Mcgrath and Wes Meier--started EOS International with no money. They had to travel on chicken buses, ox carts, and by foot for years in Nicaragua. Today, their NGO provides under-served communities with access to low-cost appropriate technologies that generate income, improve health, and preserve the environment. Together [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|

HOW TO RESCUE HOMELESS SLOTHS & BUILD AN ANIMAL SANCTUARY IN SOUTH AMERICA—WITH CNN HERO MONIQUE POOL AKA “THE SLOTH LADY”

Monique Pool, Green Heritage Fund Suriname When sloths are in trouble in Suriname, people call today's guest for help. Social entrepreneur Monique Pool is a CNN Hero and the founder of Green Heritage Fund Suriname. She's rescuing homeless sloths in South America who are facing deforestation of their natural habitats. It all [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|

THE MINDSET, HABITS, & TRAITS YOU NEED TO BECOME THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF A GROWING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION–WITH KELLY PHOENIX, NOURISH INTERNATIONAL

Kelly Phoenix, Nourish International Kelly Phoenix is the former Executive Director of Nourish International, a non-profit organization that partners with communities to make a lasting impact on extreme poverty. With the fundraising efforts of their 60 campus chapters, they've invested in 113 long-term, community-based programs to fight poverty. Learn how this NGO [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|

THE MODERN-DAY THOMAS EDISON WHO INVENTED THE “HOLY GRAIL” OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN MALI, AFRICA–WITH CNN HERO JOCK BRANDIS

Jock Brandis, Founder of The Full Belly Project Social entrepreneur and CNN Hero Jock Brandis is the founder of The Full Belly Project. He is the winner of the MIT Ideas Award and the Purpose Prize. He is known as the modern-day Thomas Edison, having invented the "holy grail" of [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|