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Gulu entry 1

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This afternoon I had an entry composed, when my wireless went out and I lost it. Darn! I had written a bit on the backgroung of why I believe as a mother it is so important that I am rearing global citizens. My husband and I believe it is our duty and consider it a challenge and honor to do.

We choose to educate our kids by sharing the reality of life on a global scale. They have traveled to play on the streets of Nepal w/ children, as their mothers and I sat drinking tea. They have traveled to bring joy to those dying in a home created by Mother Teresa. Walked the streets in Cambodia to meet young girls who have been granted life outside the sex trade...the next trip, Uganda.

Because of our modest income, I am only able to take one of my boys with me on this trip. I dream of the day I am able to take my family. In 2 weeks, I will lead a team of 8 college students, my son (6 years old), another mother and her son (also 6).

We will spend 3 weeks with the children of Jolly Okot's HEALS program. It is a facility that provides a much needed "play" escape for children of wartorn N. Uganda.

I will try to update about my travels here, but may only be able to keep up with one online journal. If you are interested, check out my personal blog www.nimrodnews.blogspot.com .

If you are familar with the area in or aroung Gulu, UG, I'd love to hear from you. I was there last year for a little over 3 weeks and am excited to return.

As I reread my words, I am sad that my earlier post is gone. It was much more heart felt and interesting, really. It is past time for me to be sleeping and I've been sorting out details for this upcoming trip, a final paper for graduation, inbetween scrabble games w/ my boys and attending a local christmas production today.

I'll have to write about my dream of mother and child connection soon. I believe that it is by rearing a new generation of global citizens that the world will have no choice, but to change!

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Corine Milano's picture

What a fabulous post. Thank

What a fabulous post. Thank you so much for taking the time to introduce yourself to the community. Your work is so exciting, and I know others in the community will be excited to hear of it!

You may want to add Anne-christine to your community, http://beta.pulsewire.net/user/24--she has done quite a bit of work in Uganda, I believe.

Jennifer, http://beta.pulsewire.net/user/3, is another person who I think would be a great person to add as well. She's pregnant with a baby boy and is due at the end of the month. I know she would love to hear about raising children in global settings.

Finally, please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions about the site. We're trying to gather questions in The PulseWire Site Help and Feedback group, so that's a great place to start!

Thanks again!

Corine Milano, Assistant Editor

--"We will surely get to our destination if we join hands."
Aung San Suu Kyi --

Cynthia Casas's picture

Resource Exchange

Hi Becca,

You may want to post your ask on Resource Exchange. I posted an ask for advice on where to visit in India, and have received great tips and even an invitation to visit a community member there.

best,

Cynthia Casas

Jensine's picture

Welcome 'becca!

Thank you for your voice, we are so excited to have you be a part of our new community.
It seems to me that conscious global childrearing is on the mind of millions of parents today, and you have much to offer. You being "in action" to give your children a global education, overcoming fears and monetary limitations is a great model for others. Are you writing a book? Could also be the makings of an excellent group as our community grows!
We have a vision that one day you will be able to link up any blogs you wish to feed into your PulseWire journal - that way it will be so much easier to keep up to date in all your communities and you won't have to double entry.

In partnership-

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

Gene's picture

What a Great Job you are doing

You are a person who really gets it. Your priority is your children. Making them experience the world globally is awesome. You are a person who is changing the world. You bring hope to me.

acdadesky's picture

hello Becca from Anne-christine

Hi Becca,

I got your invite to add you as a friend and will certainly do this. I'm excited to see you have joined us and yes, I think we have a lot to share. I'm headed for DRC Goma in Jan and will bring some supplies to the DOCS Heal Group (Lyn Lusi)... I'm going to get back to regular journal entries to folks can know what I am up to, and vice - versa, so do keep posting and I'll do the same.

Cheers,

Anne-christine

Anne-christine d'Adesky
Director of Global Advocacy
3345 22nd street,
San Francisco, CA 94110

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