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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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Walk and Talk in the Park – Spring 2018

South Nashville is home to many refugee women who would love the chance to get out and exercise, practice their English, and make a new friend.
Grab your walking shoes and join us Saturday mornings this spring at Coleman Park for Walk & Talk.
Opportunities for exercise and fellowship are very limited for these ladies, […]

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Waiting with Refugees in Greece

Borders.

The flight from Mytilini to Athens forty minutes. The flight from Athens to Frankfurt three hours. Means to pay for an airline ticket and valid USA passport gave me the privilege to travel efficiently, freely without fear, in the light of day, with any possessions I want to carry. The flight from Athens to […]

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American Holidays in Iraq, a Survival Guide – Between Iraq and A Hard Place: Episode 3

The American in Iraq, Holiday Survival Guide!
Hannah and Colleen start with Valentines Day and move through the year to touch on combined Halloween/Thanksgiving parties and finally the great Christmas massacre! Also, see that colander on the right side of the picture… yeah, that’s the one we used on the green beans!

Learn how you can […]

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Doing Everything and Nothing

Everything and Nothing
Today, I did everything and nothing. That’s what keeps running through my head as I reflect back on my first day. I can’t possibly put into words what it was like – pictures, videos, things you read before you come – nothing described it the way I experienced it. And listening tonight […]

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