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Mere Whispers of History

Amrutha Pulikottil joined Fireside as the Operations Manager in September 2012. She was born in India and currently lives in Anderson, Indiana. She reflects on her own passion for writing and the importance of literacy in development work.  The women in my family were mere whispers in
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EXCLUSIVE: Ann Curry & The State of Education in Haiti

On January 12, 2010, at 4:53PM, as the end of this life was ushered in for hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting men, women, and children in Haiti, another virulent shock-wave buckled and tore along abstract social, political, spiritual, and international fault lines. Humanity was sha
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Impressions of Haiti and Fireside International

One year ago this month I met Luke Renner, founder of Fireside International, through the work I was doing with another non-government organization (NGO). Have you ever met someone and recognized you were destined to do great things together with that person? That is how I felt as I w
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The Caribbean Institute of Media Technologies – UPDATE – August 1, 2011

In March of 2011, after a great deal of preparation and effort, the doors opened to The Caribbean Institute of Media Technologies’ first full-time classroom space! The classroom has 10 learner work spaces (each with 1 Macintosh and 1 Windows computer). The space (generously loaned to
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The Learning Village

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, Fireside International and Anderson University will present The Learning Village “Walk For Haiti,” a walk-a-thon in Anderson, Indiana. This event will happen as part of Anderson University’s Homecoming weekend and will raise funds for ou
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