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Women and children, Batticaloa and Mullaitivu, Eastern Sri Lanka

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A few favorite pics from my assignment in Sri Lanka in mid-March.  These were taken around Batticaloa and Mulaitivu in the Eastern part of the country.

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Acción Médica Cristiana, La Dalia, Nicaragua

Photos from my visit to Nicaragua in July of 2011.  I was visiting villages in the mountains in North-West Nicaragua in the department of Matagalpa, where Acción Médica Cristiana works to empower women and improve lives through small savings groups, a cow-bank program, health clinics, and other strategies.  Their website: amcenglish.org.

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Photo: Boys in the rain, Kenya

Boys in the rain, Kenya.

Boys in the rain, Kenya.

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Atakpame, Togo

I spent a day in Atakpame, about three hours drive north of Togo, where I visited youth who had completed vocational training programs in auto-mechanics, hairdressing, shoe-making, and woodworking.  I also visited a prison where Y Care International is doing advocacy and outreach work with wrongly imprisoned young people, many of whom have been held for long periods of time with no trial, and often without being charged.  Through the efforts of Y Care International, many of the young people have been freed from prison, and are the put into rehabilitation and vocational training programs, helping them to rebuild their lives.

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Child Rescue Centre, Bo, Sierra Leone

The Child Rescue Centre in Bo, Eastern Sierra Leone, is a United Methodist Church program that houses, feeds, provides medical care, and pays for the schooling of vulnerable boys and girls.  Following the war in Sierra Leone, many families were torn apart, children were orphaned, and the economy was severely damaged.  As a result, many children do not have adequate care.  The Child Rescue Centre provides a very high level of care for the children living there, and continues to support them when they reach adult hood and transition into self-reliance.

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Makeni, Sierra Leone

I visited several programs of Y Care International and the YMCA in Makeni, a few hours drive north east of the Leonian capital Freetown. I met a young woman learning to do metal work and welding, several auto-mechanic students, culinary students, and visited several schools which had peace clubs where students put on plays to explore and sensitize about various issues including domestic violence, conflict resolution, and drug abuse.

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