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Jul 07

BUILD Latin America is working on expanding the KoomBook program to three additional communities in Ecuador by Matthew Johnson

by tuftsigl

After meeting with the Canadian embassy in Quito Monday morning, BUILD members Cristina, Cami, and I and our contact at Libraries Without Borders (LWB), Kat, flew to Loja that afternoon and drove to Los Encuentros the morning after to meet with Lundin Gold, a Canadian mining company that operates there.

Jul 05

BUILD Latin America's Ecuador trip to implement KoomBook program by Matthew Johnson

by tuftsigl

This June, I had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador with fellow BUILD Latin America members, Cristina da Gama and Cami Rovalino, to work on our club’s project with Libraries Without Borders (LWB). BUILD has been partnering with LWB to implement KoomBook programs in communities in Ecuador without access to internet connection.

Jun 13

ALLIES joint research project: Japan

by tuftsigl

We met with scholars, academics, military officers, and government officials at places like the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), the National Defense Academy, the U.S. Embassy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Prime Minister’s Office.

Jun 13

BUILD:India and NGO Payir partnered to organize health evenings for the rural Thottiyapatti community

by tuftsigl

The second week of our trip to Payir consisted of us putting on two health evenings for the Thottiyapatti community, creating a promotional video for Payir, writing official reports on Payir’s solar panel project and annual report, distributing all supplies bought and establishing a phase-out plan for our club, which we would later di

Jun 13

Town meeting in the village of Silvio Mayorga by Jennifer Sohn

by tuftsigl

After four and half days of work throughout the village of Silvio Mayorga, my trip to Nicaragua with Tufts Engineers without Borders concluded with a town meeting. Just before our return to Managua, we brought everyone together, from the community water board to neighborhood children.

Jun 05

Hermeneutic Analysis of the 2014 Annexation of Crimea, part 2 by Dan Pechi

by tuftsigl

Today marks the last day of my stay in Moscow after an intense week of cold calls and meetings. If this project has taught me anything, it's that hard work can really pay off.