Category Archives: Philanthropy

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink

Amazingly, a couple of months have passed since the Zambia trip. You may recall that the graduation at the Helen De Vos School was a smashing success, attended by two Cabinet Ministers and a number of other dignitaries, the computer … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Challenge

Day One at the Lincoln Leadership Institute in Gettysburg was overwhelming. Even if there was no battlefield here, coming from the concrete jungle of urban America to rural, green, agrarian western Pennsylvania is shocking to the system of a city … Continue reading

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Zambia Epilogue: Busting Out of the Comfort Zone

Back in the U.S. – sort of! Ironically, due to the length (17 hours) and timing (overnight) of the flight back from Johannesburg, I got a fair amount of sleep, so the first day back home wasn’t bad. Day Two … Continue reading

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Zambia Days 3 and 4: Leadership in Action

Well, as of this writing, I’m on my way back to the U.S. from my African adventure. The last day and a half were dominated by meetings, packing, and logistics (and, of course, a trip to the market to buy … Continue reading

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Zambia Day Three: Fun With the Kids

Today we got to see some more of the good societal development work being done in Zambia by ACE and CAC-ZED, and to have a little fun in the process. Our first stop was the Bill & Betty Bryant Center, … Continue reading

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Zambia Day Two: The Power of Perseverance

Overview Day Two in Zambia was an emotional roller coaster. We began the day by touring three primary schools in one of the most crowded, economically depressed sections of Lusaka: the Kenyama Compound. Kenyama is probably the worst place I’ve … Continue reading

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Day One in Zambia

Overview: Our first day of “boots on the ground” was an exercise in contrasting experiences and the wide range of attendant emotions. Overall, my first impressions of Zambia are favorable: the people are very friendly and undeterred by the difficult … Continue reading

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