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GHNI Kenya Trip Reflection

By: Jade Sacker

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Does This Describe You?

By: Maria Luisa Hosseinzadeh

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Leadership Training Brings Opportunity for Change

By: Mike Shea

My flight was delayed 3 hours. Seated next to me was a retired Army General. By the dignified way he carried himself I wasn't surprised. He asked about my job. 
"I equip government leaders in developing nations."
He respectfully asked, "Are you able to bring culture change with your leadership training?"

Pity, Sympathy, Empathy and Altruism: Languages of the Heart

By: Dee Rivers

She walks quickly into the copse. Her three children clutch her skirt, secure in its shoddy circumference. Their footfall stirs a cumulus of dust, litter flutters in their wake.

The mother does not glance toward the passing tourist bus. Her children do, though, bedazzled by its bright blue paint and curious about the staring eyes in faces framed by glass that keeps them weatherproofed.

The Importance of Global Wellness

By: Zoya Wazir

The concept of wellness originated in the Indus Valley, found in the ancient Vedas of Hinduism through the practices of yoga and meditation. Traveling to the north, wellness manifested itself in traditional medicinal Chinese practices and then once again in ancient Greece, Rome and finally today, around the globe. Health and personal wellness are incredibly important concepts for the function of any community and their implementation in developing nations is crucial to their progress as a society.

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What Motivates You as a Donor?

By: Maria Luisa Hosseinzadeh

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Compassion and Your Biology

By: Dee Rivers

Is compassion a human instinct, imprinted in the invisible intelligence that compels the coupling of cells, or is it an attribute learned by beatific example? Does it stir through the valves and conduits of our hearts, set on its course by the mysteries of Spirit, or did it emerge as a byproduct of evolutionary evidence of its benefit?

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Yes, Slavery Still Exists

By: Zoya Wazir

At the beginning of man, we were simpler creatures. Men and women hunted and gathered alongside one another without the question of equality and liberty interjecting into their life’s purpose: survival. However, with the development of small communities which turned to more complex civilizations, our priorities expanded and we suddenly wanted more than to simply survive -- we wanted to thrive. Therefore, man began to enslave one another and the once simple quest for life turned into a quest for something much more dangerous: a quest for power.

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An Inside Look at Slavery Prevention

Authored By: Kiran Karki, GHNI Nepal National Leader

Edited By: GHNI Staff, US

 

There is a big problem of human trafficking in Nepal. There are dozens of NGOs working in this sector to eliminate it, but the problem is increasing day by day.  It is reported that after the big 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015 the problem became the worst it’s ever been in the rural areas of Nepal.

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