Jazz and the U.S. Constitution

By Eszter Molnár, Hungary I was excited about Wednesday, 12 June and was looking forward to both the morning sessions and the afternoon community service. To start our day about

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A Freedom Summer

By Jean-Luc Rwogera, Belgium June 9th 2024, at the ITD house. It was around 10.30am. The sky was a bit grey, the sun struggled to break through the heavy blanket

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SUSI Virtual Exchange

SUSI Alumni create virtual exchange opportunity for their students On May 9th SUSI alumni of ITD cohort 2021 Shikha Gurung (Nepal) and Jurate Radaviciute (Lithuania) organized a virtual exchange for

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The Power of We

By Gladys Avelar, El Salvador I have heard countless times about the importance of team building within an organization. It’s a well-known topic for many professionals; we all recognize its

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Professional Fellows in Guanacastle Park

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas The Institute for Training and Development, Amherst, met with our in-country partner organization, Cecropia, at Guanacastle Park, 10 miles south of Tuxtla  a managed land area in

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A Salvadoran Solopreneur in The Paper City

By Jorge Alfredo Márquez Fagoaga, El Salvador My name is Jorge Alfredo Márquez Fagoaga, a 40-year-old solopreneur from San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America. I’m one out of five fellows

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Fostering Integrity in Government

By Emily Flores, Honduras The Professional Fellow Program on Economic Empowerment has been a transformative experience for me. It has provided a deep dive into the culture and history of

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My Community; My Responsibility

By Nikita Johnson, Honduras My host organization was Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (SWSC)/ Veolia, the chance to connect with a public-private organization with a well-structured work system, and a

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Women Empowerment Mission

By Andrea Daniela Alonzo, Honduras The Professional Fellows Program experience for me is one of the most important things that is happening in my professional life. First, I consider that

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Trust in the Wind

By Marielos Burgos, El Salvador Once upon a time, there was a river that flowed through the mountains, bringing life to everything it touched. Over time, its flow weakened, and

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