Spring Break Trips
International Missions Coordinator: Luisa Garcia
European Union News
February 9, 2012 Thursday
O'Dowd visits TV studio at Lurgan Junior High School
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The Northern Ireland Executive has issued the following press release: Education Minister, John O'Dowd, has visited Lurgan Junior High School and viewed the innovative use of ICT there. Speaking following the visit, the Minister said: "I welcome the opportunity to view this exciting facility and receive a demonstration of the work being done there. It is clear that the school is nurturing the creative talents of its pupils and increasing their confidence and social skills through the use of multimedia. "I understand that the school is well known for its development of school TV broadcasting and has worked in close conjunction with other schools and the media. This has enabled pupils to develop a range of communication skills and helped build strong links with schools and universities at home and abroad." The school worked closely with Messiah College University, Pennsylvania and Notre Dame University, Indiana. Both universities send teams of students over annually to work with Lurgan Junior High on their TV project. Concluding, the Minister said: "The school is advanced in their e-learning capability and is energetic in providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities for pupils. I commend the work of the teachers whose passion and enthusiasm are bringing subjects to life for their pupils."
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During our trip, we will be partnering with Food for the Hungry (FH) and members of the Toro Toro community to focus on sustainable development. Our goal is to promote economic development from a Christian worldview and assist local community leaders in sharing their region with the wider world. Building on a community-based tourism project and women’s co-op, as well as eco-tourism models previously developed, our team will seek to serve and learn in the Toro Toro community as they work to advance inspiring Christian development efforts in an economically impoverished community.
To view a video of the Torotoro trip, click here.
This compiled footage is from a summer experience in Bolivia. This video is a compilation of three trips to the Andean Highlands of Peru and Bolivia. Food for the Hungry Bolivia works with women in rural, agrarian communities on initiatives that empower women and move towards economic development."I have spent a significant amount of time developing relationships with and learning from the women of Rosas T'ikas Handicraft Association. In my mostr recent trip, I met Jimena who uses wool to create felt hats with APROZAT. The work they're doing is truly inspirational. It takes cultural practices that are so integral to their community and turns them into responsible models of economic development." The footage for this film was shot between the years of 2011 and 2013.
Each face in this film has a story. Three minutes isn't enough time to share them all. May this short introduction inspire women around the world.
Video produced by Amy Ward.