Coming off a successful 2013 Global Activism Expo, we visit with one of this year’s attendees. Elke Kroeger-Radcliffe, founder and director of Tikondane, a “community uplift organization” based in Katete, Zambia, tells us about her latest projects and the people involved with her work.
Bright Hope International helps faith communities provide aid and assistance to the extreme poor in some of the world’s most devastated countries. The group works in areas such as crisis response, orphan relief, and recently started a program to rescue girls from the sex trade in northern India. We’ll talk with Bright Hope's CEO and president, C.H. Dyer.
Reese Mugerditchian heard Father Jamels James on Global Activism, in 2010, talk about his group, Leading India's Future Today (LIFT). After hearing and attending the Global Activism Expo, Reese was so inspired that she decided to volunteer with the group. Since then, she's been to India several times to work for LIFT. Mugerditchian and Dan Quinn, director of Operations for LIFT USA, are back from recent India trips to tell us what they did.
Chicagoan Jason Savsani believes that sharing a home cooked meal with someone is one of the most intimate things you can do. While traveling in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Jason was hosted by a Cambodian family for a meal in their home. Jason will tell us how eating and sharing tales from their respective homelands inspired him to create “Meal Sharing,” to help people eat healthier, waste less and break down cultural barriers.
For Global Activism, we talk with Alice Teisan, an avid cyclist diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1992. Despite her major health setback, she channeled her passion for bicycling into helping others suffering from disabilities globally. She created His Wheels International, out of her own home, recycling old bicycles and their parts to send overseas.
WGN reporter Randi Belisomo has a passion for bringing clean water to those in need. She has traveled with the non-profit Living Water International to several locations, including Haiti, and just led a trip to El Salvador this past November. Worldview gets an update on her work.
We’ll talk with Wauconda couple, Steve and Paulie Kutschat. They have a deep love for books. After a trip to Africa, the Kutschat’s founded Bookfriends International, a nonprofit providing educational resources to secondary school-age children in Africa. Bookfriends gives the children text books, library books and reference materials that are in desperately short supply in their local villages.
Jerome catches up with Sandeep Ahuja & Dr. Shelly Batra, founders of Operation Asha. The organization works to eradicate tuberculosis. They began in India, but are now successfully expanding to Cambodia and Vietnam.