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Greater Newburgh Rotary Supports Global to Local for the Second Year

We couldn’t do what we do without the generous support of local non-profit organizations like Greater Newburgh Rotary Club! This is the second year in a row that they have supported the efforts of our young scholars to make a … Continue reading

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Thank you to Finkelstein and Partners

Last week, Partner from Finkelstein & Partners, Personal Injury Attorneys Nancy Morgan represented the firm while presenting Newburgh Free Academy student Matthew Wasson with a donation towards Global to Local’s partnership program with Into the Wild.  We are so grateful for their … Continue reading

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Global to Local on the UN Peaceboat

On Friday July 13th, along with three students from Global to Local,  we were fortunate to head out to Manhattan Cruise Terminal to attend Peace Boat’s Education for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals program, which focused on empowering youth to … Continue reading

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History Hidden in Modern Cambodia

I came to this country expecting to see mindsets of destruction and disaster. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t think it would be a secret itself. The country keeps its own secrets from its people. When the Khmer Rouge decided to kill roughly … Continue reading

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Our last day at Bong Thom

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Global to Local and Little Angels: Siem Riep

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S-21 prison

On June 25th, we visited S-21 Prison in Phenom Penh. Before the Khmer Rouge, S-21 Prison was a school. The Khmer Rouge was mainly formed by Viet Cong and a small number of Cambodians who supported communism. They used this … Continue reading

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Little Angels Orphanage

Little Angels is an orphanage founded by Sery Rathana in 2002. Rathan grew up as an orphan, exposing him to the cruel conditions one has to bare as an orphan alongside his three brothers in a poor country like Cambodia. … Continue reading

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Monkeys and Tigers and Otters…Oh My

When we visited the Wild Life Sanctuary, we were literally walking through the forest with wild animals. According to Trip Advisor, there are over 1,200 animals. Some animals were caged but others were loose such as the deer and monkeys. … Continue reading

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Blessings and Cockroaches

We’ve been super busy and the wifi has been a bit spotty, but here are a couple of our favorite moments in the last day and a half.  Hopping on a plane to Siem Riep this afternoon!  xoxo

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