Tag Archive for international development

Volunteering Abroad: A Discussion on the Roles of Development

An invitation from Marina King ’16, student coordinator for the Wesleyan chapter of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO): Is all help actually helpful? Is it possible to volunteer abroad without changing one’s profile picture to an image of one surrounded awkwardly by a BUNCH of children? Does aid BENEFIT a community, or does it more…

Creating a Better World: Perspectives on Local and International Development

Over the past 60 years, questions around development have become controversial on both a global and local scale. Development is a powerful way of conceptualizing the world, giving rise to dichotomies between the global North and South, First and Third Worlds, or developed and developing worlds. Such understandings help justify attempts to bring about cultural,…

Seeking alumni to speak at International Development Conference (2/21 at Wesleyan)

We are pleased to share this announcement from Sitar Terrass-Shah ’17: Wesleyan’s Development Conference Committee is seeking alumni to speak at  our first bi annual conference titled “Creating a Better World: Perspectives on Global and Local Development” on Saturday, February 21st 2015. Our goal is to have speakers share insights and critiques of both the theory and practice of…

Guatemala Community Engagement Trip

Lindsey Musen ’04 writes in with a special invitation for Wesleyan students interested in community-driven, sustainable development: Limitless Horizons Ixil creates opportunities for the hard-working youth and families in Chajul, Guatemala to help themselves to a better future—opportunities like public school, a public library, after school programs, and employment opportunities. From July 31 to August 9,…