Conquering a Cruel Continent for a Cause

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David Barnard has completed six of these grueling races: The Kalahari Desert in Botswana and South Africa (its name is derived from a Tswana word meaning "the great thirst"). His first race was dedicated to raising money for the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT). What would motivate you to run 150 miles across hottest, driest, windiest, coldest, and sandiest places on Earth?

Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

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He did his degree in NGO Management, and will be graduating this coming June. The first opportunity that I had to go back was to work in a refugee camp in Botswana. Kjerstin Erickson is one of those people "shiny" people who lights up a room. After meeting her at the Global Engagement Summer last spring, I knew I wanted to grab her for an interview before she became too famous.

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