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I came across this bridge that had locks in formed into the shape of a heart. I learned from the locals that when you fall in love you take your significant other to the bridge lock on a new lock and then throw the key into the river to signify never ending peace and love.

Peace Corps Youth Development Volunteer Tondraya Burton, Ukraine

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I came across this bridge that had locks in formed into the shape of a heart. I learned from the locals that when you fall in love you take your significant other to the bridge lock on a new lock and then throw the key into the river to signify never ending peace and love.

Peace Corps Youth Development Volunteer Tondraya Burton, Ukraine

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Peace Corps Volunteer Roger Brubaker of Lancaster, Pa., is working with his community in Thailand to prevent incidences of Dengue fever by promoting the use of homemade mosquito traps. To date, Brubaker has helped more than 900 community members build the mosquito “ovitraps” with common household products.

International Crisis Group: Indonesia: The Deadly Cost of Poor Policing

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Jakarta/Brussels | 16 Feb 2012

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Despite years of investment in community policing, the Indonesian police remain deeply distrusted by the people they are supposed to serve.

Indonesia : The Deadly Cost of Poor Policing, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, says that the…

Race to Benefit Senegalese Girls' Education

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A West Michigan man says the empowerment of women in Senegal helps not only them, but benefits the environment as well.  

Andrew Oberstadt became an ally to women in that West African nation when he helped organize Race for Education, a run that will raise money for girls’ education in Senegal’s Tambacounda region.

He and Geoff Burmiester, both of Holland, organized the event with fellow Peace Corps Volunteers.

Oberstadt didn’t intend to take up the cause when he first moved to Senegal via the Peace Corps in 2010. He was more focused on issues such as environmental protection.

What Oberstadt didn’t realize was how keeping women in school could positively affect the environment, he said.

If women earn degrees, they begin careers. When they begin careers, many postpone marriage and pregnancy. When they can plan and space their pregnancies, they have fewer children. Overpopulation — a major issue for the African continent — wreaks havoc on the environment, as the demand for resources increases.

“I am now convinced that women’s empowerment and family planning are some of the best causes we can support to make a positive change in the world,” Oberstadt said in an email.

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If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative is to come and redeem what his countryman has sold… . If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you… . If one of your countrymen becomes poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him work as a slave.

- Leviticus 25:25, 35, 39

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