Sewie Pujah, a friend of Beth Deitcher (Namibia 2007-2010) is looking for input and assistance for a library project in Sierra Leone. Sewie was born in Bondea, Sierra Leone, grew up in the United States and is now living in Albany, NY. She has been collaborating with the chief of her village to develop the idea for this library project. Sewie is not affiliated with an NGO and is trying to figure out the best way to fund the library.
Union college is holding a Networking Program and is looking for RPCVs to participate. Email Rochelle at email@example.com to rsvp.
Date: March 13, 5-6:30 (Please arrive at College Park Hall by 4:45 to allow time to register and get settled at your table)
Purpose: To allow the students to experience, and learn from, networking (i.e., talking to employers/alumni for the purpose of learning about professions and building relationships). We are expecting 60 +/- 10 students to participate. Most will be underclass students but there will be seniors too. For most students, this will be the first time interacting with employers in a business setting. So, the students will be nervous, will not know what to do, but have enough courage to get out of their comfort zone and learn. Your role then is to encourage them and help them. They may need assistance with the introductions, asking questions, asking good questions, etc. Obviously, we also want you to provide them insight into your profession (e.g., international, volunteer/service, gap-year opportunities) and the working world.
Kim and Chris Anderson hosted our June meeting at their lovely home in Ballston Spa.
Kim presented on her recent trip to the Dominican Republic. Her trip was sponsored by Fair Trade Towns USA and led her to cacao, coffee, and banana farms.
Chris offered tastings of organic free-trade chocolate products, vino de cacao, cacao marmalade, and free-trade Dominican coffee. Yes, they were all delicious-though some thought the vino de cacao was “too sweet.” For more information, visit the Mango Tree Imports, Andersons’ store in Ballston Spa.
Thanks to all who attended and for the Andersons for hosting us. Check our calendar for upcoming events.
The 9th annual Africana Film Series at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will run Feb. 5, 12, and 19 at the College’s Student Center (Room 201). All films are free and open to the public. The complete series schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
“Pieces of Identity (Pièces d’Identités)” – This humorous film dealing with the serious theme of identity is from the Congolese producer and director Mweze Ngangura. It takes place in the Matongue district of Brussels, Belgium (where many Congolese live).
Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
“Scrap Heap” – This 1997 film by Senegalese Director Moussa Sene Absa was described by a New York University film scholar as “one of the pillars of the third generation of African cinema.”
Thanks to all who came out for out winter hike. Check out photos in our gallery. Our winter hike in the Albany Pine Bush has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1pm. We will meet at 1pm at … Continue reading →
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.
Our New Year’s Brunch at Sue Senecah’s house has been cancelled. If you know of anyone who was planning to attend, please let them know. Thanks and Happy New Year from RPCVs of NENY. Please be sure to join us … Continue reading →
RPCV Lynn Minderman would appreciate donations of any of these items which she will carry with her on her trip to Lesotho in February. Items can be dropped off at Jeanette Gottlieb’s home. PCV Kevin Koryto, a math teacher at … Continue reading →