Sushma Pant

Name: Sushma Pant ARI Name: Sushi Year at ARI: 1998 Country: NEPAL Home: Kathmandu Organization: Nepal Bangladesh Bank Position: Jr. Executive Officer Work Area: Kathmandu Other Activities: Chairperson,                                                                                  International Association of Religious Freedom (IARF) Nepal Chapter “I realized people are equal, so we should respect like this.” Born and raised in a Brahmin family, the highest caste in Hindu society, Sushma was taught that she should not take food from people of lower caste nor even touch them. “We [were] brought up that way,” she explains, “and it’s in our mind.” So one thing that particularly impacted her at ARI was how people of different cultures and social … Read more…

Naw Lee Myar

As the director for the Christian Social Service and Development Department (CSSDD) in the Kayah Hpu Baptist Association, Myar organizes training and awareness programs for community and women’s groups in areas such as water and sanitation, maternal child health, women’s empowerment, and malaria prevention, coordinating with the many international NGOs that have recently come into Kayah State……

Masaru Yamazaki

Name: Masaru Yamazaki ARI Name: Masaru Year at ARI: 1998, 1999 (as Graduate Intern) Country: Japan Organization: Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC) Work Area: Cambodia “Learning How to Help” Equipped with two years of training in organic farming at ARI and a great deal of enthusiasm to make a positive difference in the lives of people in developing countries, Masaru Yamazaki headed to Cambodia with an NGO focused on empowering rural women. He had stayed at ARI an additional year to participate in its Graduate Intern program, which is specially offered to Japanese graduates to provide them with additional agricultural experience. In Cambodia his project was to teach women in the villages how … Read more…

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