Posts tagged culture


Disability Training in Niger

by on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 9:10 am

Niger is a country that largely survives off of subsistence farming where each family grows just enough food to eat each year with very little leftover. As such, a person’s worth in society is directly linked to their ability to put in a hard day’s work in the fields. For the kids we treat here […]

Meeting a legend

by on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 4:04 pm

It’s been almost three months since I arrived at CURE Niger. There is a lot I could share about this short period of time: so many new things, new people, new habits, even new words I’ve discovered here. It’s hard to choose! But I want to share the story of Assiata, because to me it means that I met a legend. I met a Tuareg!

Mead Minutes: Independence Day in the Philippines

by on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 6:11 am

As the sun set we wandered through the myriad of merchants selling their wares to arrive at the Fire Dancers venue. Fire dancing is a popular entertainment activity here in the Philippines. Acrobatic dancers swing flaming hula-hoop style rings, pots, chains, sticks, and other dramatic devices to the joy of the crowd.

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