Postcard from Friends of Warm Hearth, Armenia
A little background: While volunteering for the Peace Corps at an orphanage in Armenia, Natalie saw a need for a long-term care to mentally-disabled adults that have outgrown orphanages. She knew that in a culture that hides the mentally disabled and considers them shameful, their only other option would be old soviet psychiatric hospitals. This is where Friends of Warm Hearth comes in to provide...
Global Giving In The Field: Site Visit #1:... →
globalgivinginthefield: In a country where income inequality is high and child labor is common, Zartonk-89 seems to be one of the only Armenian organizations that is trying to protect and empower child workers in the country. Zartonk-89 is a small NGO that focuses on protecting and educating Armenian child workers….
On our last weekend in Izmir, we decided to go to Ayvalik. For $10, we hopped on the “Tekno Bus” which includes a personal entertainment system and a young man in formal clothes and a red bow-tie serving you coffee, tea and soda (bolt bus has nothing on this!) We went to Ayvalik to visit Tara, a full-of-life, worldly woman that moved to Turkey 23 years ago to start the civil society program at...
For more photos of our trip, visit http://globalsaudi.blogspot.com/
After 23 hours of traveling between a bus, 2 minibuses, and 5 taxis we made it to Tbilisi, Georgia! .. Back pain galore! But the beauty of the road and our amazing Georgian taxi driver made it all worth it! At the Georgian border, the officers kept looking at my passport, looking at me, and chatting in their language! We didn’t understand what the fuss was about but the party grew from two...
Finally, an update!
Merhaba! I apologize for the lack of posting lately. Traveling between Istanbul, Izmir, and Diyarbakir has left little time for this blog, but don’t worry there are many posts to come … here is a quick recap of our trip so far Three weeks ago, Isabel and I landed in the charming city of Istanbul. We arrived with a packed schedule of meetings and were excited to jump right into work. We met with...
First Workshop in Turkey- Success! →
My travel partner (Isabel), just posted about our first workshop in Turkey. Read below isabelinternational: Shahd and I just finished our first workshop about online fundraising in Turkey! We held it at the beautiful new Beyoglu Youth Center in the Sishane District (pronounced Shishanay), Istanbul. After meeting all of these wonderful representatives from Turkish organizations, we are so...
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is...– Nelson Mandela
Show Me the Money
Last week I decided to create a Go Fund Me page to fundraise for my upcoming trip to Turkey and Armenia. If you missed my original post: I’m traveling on behalf of GlobalGiving to visit current projects, learn about their impact, evaluate their performance, and advise them on how to increase their online fundraising. I will also perform outreach efforts to...
Support my summer internship
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity– Seneca
My name is Shahd and I’m really excited to be part of GlobalGiving’s Turkey & Armenia team this summer. I’m currently a Global MBA candidate at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with a focus on Social Entrepreneurship. I’m a true believer in the economic development power of entrepreneurship, as well as in empowering people to address their own development needs. Random facts...