Posts categorized under Cambodia

22 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Learning Service Video Series & Contest

Anyone who has been following me on Facebook or Twitter already knows about this, but here is another little plug: After about a year and a half of work on the Learning Service guidelines, videos, and website, we’re finally launching the six part Learning Service video series…. hooray! To gather interest and momentum, and give […]

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01 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

NGegO & the waste we cause by fueling aid hero-preneurs

A piece I wrote a bit ago and had been holding back on posting just went up on HuffPost…. as if I hadn’t caused enough of a stir already today!  Yikes, here we go…. I’m off to bed!  Any posts I put up next month will be about positive things (I really will try!). http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniela-papi/ngego-the-waste-we-cause_b_3188945.html

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15 August 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Learning Service TEDx Talk

I recently gave at talk at TEDxOxbridge about “Learning Service” and why I think we shouldn’t be encouraging young people to go abroad to volunteer. (Lessons learned from my own actions.) If you want to check it out, you can do so here:

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29 July 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Teacher Training in Cambodia (an idea)

Deciding what not to do is sometimes harder than deciding what to do, when you see many great possibilities for the future. I am surely having this problem with regards to post-gradschool life. And at PEPY, we reached many points where deciding how to move forward meant deciding which ideas NOT to do. Here is […]

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13 June 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Ashoka Guest Post & a TEDx Talk, oh my!

This was as lucky week! This past weekend, I was grateful for the opportunity to speak at TEDxOxbridge – the second annual TEDx event being split between the two universities. My talk on voluntourism focused on the need to promote and support our youth in selecting educational travel opportunities over volunteering as my experience has […]

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01 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

(Pari Project Guest Post) From grassroots NGO to lawmaker

This is a guest post by Allie Hoffman of The Pari Project about the impact one NGO has had, and lessons that can be drawn . — In 2008, acid attacks in Cambodia arrived at a tipping point, with daily news coverage, new cases, and gory photos dominating the public discourse. What caused the increase? […]

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31 January 2012 ~ 1 Comment

A taxi ride in rural Cambodia

(I wrote this piece about two weeks ago while in Cambodia but hadn’t gotten around to posting yet….) Today I was in a taxi with seven Cambodian men. Usually a taxi sells out at eight people: four in the back, two in the front passenger seat, and one more paying customer sharing the seat with […]

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