Monday, June 29, 2009
Strangely I have come to like Mondays. With Monday comes new hope that we will hear something on our adoption approval each week and it also brings the excitement of a new week of summer activities. And so I have decided to feature a organization on Mondays, for the rest of the summer anyways. More specifically a organization that works in Africa and brings hope and miracles along with it. So this weeks feature is the program "Axis of Hope" http://www.axisofhope.org/index.htm . The program is based out of the School of Education at Boston University and their own description is as follows: Axis of Hope teaches our world's youth and educators international conflict analysis, management and prevention skills. By teaching them to develop trust, compassion, and empathy for one another Axis of Hope seeks to change the landscape of conflict, and create the prospect of future peace, beginning today. A workshop was conducted in Rwanda in 2007 and the attached video is from that trip. The video also features pictures of the students with orphans at Home of Hope orphanage, the orphanage where our children may be coming from if we are approved.
Comment from Rwanda:
Hi Kari, It is so neat that you posted this on your blog because there is actually a group of students here right now volunteering at HOH with Axis of Hope! Praying that this is the week you will get some news of your approval! Torri