Category Stories from the Field

Food for Thought

We are hugely proud of the recent graduates of the third cycle of Furrows in the Desert (FID), a sustainable agriculture project in the Turkana Region in the northern part of Kenya. The graduates have recently completed an intensive training course focused…

The Typhoon and I

8th November 2013. Friday. I watch the news. A powerful typhoon struck the Philippines. Something in my heart moves. My thoughts are with people on the other side of the world, who have lost everything. The pictures are harsh. The…

Experiences from Muse Uganda

  I had been looking forward for along time to volunteer with the Muse Uganda program, examining in from afar. When I first entered the school I was naturally filled with expectations. I immediately found the students smiling faces excited…

Rim Tekie Solomon

  At sixteen, Rim, a daughter to Eritrean parents, fled Sudan with her mother and five younger sisters and brothers. They crossed the Sinai desert by foot and arrived in Israel, where they were placed in a detention center.  In…

A taste of Tanzania

  Sharon Avidar, member of Brit Olam‘s  Teaching Solar Cooking Delegation to Tanzania shares his expereinces: “When people ask me why I wanted to join the student delegation to Tanzania, I never understand the question. I mean, it’s a group…