Tag Archives: Africa

A love story of social action

The Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics will present a lecture by Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner Odede, an inspiring story of love and social action that has transformed the lives of vulnerable girls and the poor in the slums … Continue reading

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Children and AIDS

While the number of children orphaned due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is depressingly large, the percentage of these living in Sub-Saharan Africa is downright staggering–anywhere from 85 to 90 percent. Historically, much of the research around orphans in Africa has been focused … Continue reading

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Boomers in the Peace Corps

In 2008, Boston College alumnus Dr. Christopher Doran (Class of 1968) and his wife left behind the comforts of America to volunteer for the Peace Corps. They spent two years in Botswana, which has the second highest incidence of HIV … Continue reading

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Boy soldier

Ishmael Beah, whose memoir A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier tells his story of being forced to be a child soldier during Sierra Leone’s civil war in the mid-1990s, will speak on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. … Continue reading

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