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A Brief Introduction to Islamic Holidays – Podcast Episode 8

Islamic Holidays in Northern Iraq
This is part 3 of our episodes focusing on holidays! We tackled American holidays (we’re good at those!), Newroz (you just get swept up in in!), and now we’re attempting to explain the Islamic holidays.

Disclaimer: We are not Muslim and while we did some research online, we certainly didn’t try […]

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

You Can Help – Books for Summer Reading Program!

Maybe you can’t volunteer this summer in Nashville to read to refugee kids (IF YOU CAN, go HERE!), but you’d like to help. There are two ways:

Head over to our Amazon Wish List!  On there you’ll find books, blankets, and awnings that will help us serve kids who attend our reading program this […]

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

5000 Fruit Trees Have Arrived for Replanting Family Farms

Thank You for the Fruit Trees!

So many farms and orchards lost all their fruit trees from war and neglect during the invasion of ISIS. Now, being able to rebuild their lives and their villages takes a lot of work and effort.

Your gifts made this possible for these families to replant and rebuild! Thank you!
You […]

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Weather or Not? – Podcast Episode 7

Weather or Not? – Podcast Episode 7
When you think about weather in Iraq you probably imagine a hot desert and sand dunes. Is that accurate?

Hannah and Colleen take you through their favorite and least favorite seasons of the year (yes, there are seasons!) as well as the political implications of the weather.
Want to join […]

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Summer Volunteer Opportunity – Refugee Kids’ Story Time

This summer, each Wednesday afternoon in July, we’ll be taking a team of volunteers to a Nashville apartment complex where hundreds of refugee children are wasting away their summer hours playing video games and watching TV.

Our goal is to change that.

We’ve picked out four classic children’s stories and will share one each week.  We will […]

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Summer Volunteer Opportunity – Refugee Kids Lunch Program

This summer, we are going to help run a feeding program at a Nashville apartment complex where hundreds of refugee families live. We will be providing lunch for 100-200 children each Wednesday and need your help!

Fair warning: It will be loud, chaotic, and unpredictable. If that sounds like your cup of tea, come with […]

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How Bazaar! – Podcast Episode 6

How Bazaar!
Hannah and Colleen have guest star and fellow SGI alumnus, Katrina, on to talk about one her favorite things, the bazaar. A place of wonder and mystery, goat heads and amazing bargains, there’s no one better to navigate the maze than Katrina. We only wish we could somehow transmit the smells for a […]

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Jewelry Making Class – Volunteer to Learn Together

Beginning with a small class of volunteers and refugee students, starting in May, we will be holding classes to train women in how to make jewelry to give them skills that allow them to make some income from home. More importantly, we want to pair up a refugee woman with a new friend who will learn alongside […]

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The Beacons Have Been Lit! – Podcast Episode 5

Hannah and Colleen take you on a trip to Kurdistan for the biggest and most popular Kurdish holiday: Newroz! History, clothing, food, dancing, and most importantly… FIRE!

 

 

 

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Friends Here and Friends There! We have Friends Everywhere! – Podcast Episode 4

Between Iraq and a Hard Place – Episode 4!
UPDATE: Our podcast is now on iTunes, Stitcher, and many other podcast hosts! 

We bring on a guest, our friend and co-conspirator, to talk about friendships and relationships while living in Iraq. This applies not only to friendships with other people in Iraq, but also how we […]

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