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02/11/05 12:00AM
Total Collected:
US$ 69,122.10




    Mazalan's Journal | Saiful's Journal | Saiful's Summary Update | Kelly and Kari's Journal | Lisa and Sorayya Journal

Journals from the Ground

» Lisa Loomis and Sorraya Khan's Journal
Lisa Loomis is a journalist as well as a freelance writer/editor and photographer. Lisa is editor of The Valley Reporter in Waitsfield, Vermont, www.valleyreporter.com

Sorayya Khan is the author of the novels, Noor and the forthcoming Five Queen's Road. She lives in Ithaca, NY.
 

May 2007

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» Mazalan Kamis' Journal
Mazalan departed Ithaca on April 6th and arrived in Singapore on April 8th. He took a rest in Kuala Lumpur for a day before continuing his journey to Medan and Aceh on April 10th.

Mazalan will take on the people-to-people connection farther so that ARF will have more access to the communities and other social infrastructures in Aceh. He will meet and hold several workshops with Acehnese volunteer groups affiliated to ARF. In addition, he plans to visit schools and hold discussions with the schools’ administrators for possible link up with schools in the US in ARF’s sister-school program. Click one of the dates below to read his journal in Aceh.
 

April 2005

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» Saiful Mahdi's Journal
Saiful Mahdi, a Cornell University graduate student, was directly affected by the tsunami that hit his home city of Banda Aceh in Indonesia. Banda Aceh is the capital city of Aceh province. Mahdi returned to Banda Aceh to search for and rescue family members. Click one of the dates below to read his journal in Aceh.

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» Saiful Mahdi's Summary Update - a short version of his journal. Read his note below.

January 2005

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» Kelly and Kari's Journal
Kelly Craft and Kari Krakow are teachers from Northeast Elementary, Ithaca, NY. They volunteered to travel to Aceh during the February school break and, by doing so, initiated the people-to-people connection between the communities in a meaningful and respectful manner. Click one of the dates below to read about their endeavor in Aceh, Indonesia.

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A note from Saiful, January 22, 2005.

Considering that there is still a lot of work to do, it will be very difficult for me to keep-up with my journal, especially as I think it essential to include my insights/thoughts. I will try my best to write a regular journal as I have been doing. However, to give our friends more speedy updates, I will try to write and send a summary update every 1-2 days. My journal requires a longer time to prepare, but I think that’ll be fine as long as people can still follow the updates. In short, summary updates will be more frequent than the journal postings, but shorter, more objective, and will consist more or less of pointers on what we are doing on a particular day on the ground. Journals will be less frequently uploaded, longer, and will offer a more subjective view of what I see on the ground.