Power of Storytelling: Meet Odile, Open Arms Shop Seamstress, Congolese Refugee

Odile sews some clothing at Open Arms Shop in Austin, TX

Upon going to the Open Arms Shop we discussed in an earlier post, we were told that some of the refugee women employed by the shop were willing to share their stories with Students of the World.  Naturally, we jumped at the opportunity to capture something so inspiring and moving. Below is Odile’s story: OdileREAD MORE


Earth Day: How does media tell Earth’s story?

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Earth Day was yesterday, and while some people spent it having picnics or planting trees, others were at rallies or watching documentaries about the collective experience on Earth. There are many angles to the importance of Earth Day, and thus many stories than can be told, which became an interesting idea to us. This EarthREAD MORE


What’s up in Malawi

Photo credited to AFP | Daily Nation

A lot’s been happening in Malawi this month. Here’s a quick rundown to keep you up to date on what’s going on in the country we’ll be visiting this summer: Medical and government officials reported that President Bingu wa Mutharika was hospitalized April 5 after suffering a heart attack. According to an article published twoREAD MORE


PACT features Courtney Spence

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Our Executive Director Courtney Spence was invited to a photo shoot with PACT earlier this year to be featured in their spotlight on social good happening in Texas for their upcoming newsletter. We are so excited to share the final product! We were introduced to PACT in January, and since then we’ve simply fallen inREAD MORE