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SEED Foundation Plan

Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | Views [759]

My last entry was about the SEED students in Madurai, India and Ted Adams' (SEED's Director) visit to Portland.  Recently & very sadly, Ted has died.  The SEED center is still being well run by the dedicated, now college educated volunteers ... Read more >

Tags: madurai, seed, seed plan foundation, south india, village student education

Photos: SEED Plan Foundation

Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | Photo Gallery

SEED Plan's photos
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Tags: madurai, seed plan foundation, south india, village students


Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | Views [858] | Video

Teaching English DVD series - Aid India Blooper Reel from Eureka Child project in Chennai, India. Sooooo CUTE!! THANKS Kirst!

Tags: aid india, childrens bloopers, eureka child, south india, teaching english

Teaching English to children in India

Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | Views [1511] | Video

A behind the scenes look at a DVD production for producing 'Teaching English" videos - targeted to elementary school children in India.  Kirsten is the director & producer.  Her ambitious DVD series project with Aid India is called Eureka Child.... Read more >

Tags: aid india, eureka child, indian school children, south india, teaching english, video production

Congratulations to Nithya and Vali!

Friday, 21 May 2010 | Views [1046] | Video

This video was a wedding present from the dance group to Nithya & Vali for their May 2010 wedding!  Kirsten & her friends put this video together for her roommate Nithya!  They filmed all over Chennai, India & then finished their dance ... Read more >

Tags: ballywood, chennai, india, indian wedding dance, kirsten

"Ready to Read" project update! Thanks for all the support!

Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | Views [807] | Video

Dear Friends, Family and Aid India Supporters, Warm greetings from Chennai to you and yours in 2010! Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the Ready to Read DVD Initiative and helped spread the word. In just 1 month we have succeeded in ... Read more >

'Ready to Read' AID India program - Chennai, India

Sunday, 20 Dec 2009 | Views [1977]

A preface to Kirsten’s message below: As you may know, Kirsten has been in southern India, intermittently for many years.   She is presently working on an educational project to help poor students learn English, so they can follow their ... Read more >

Tags: chennai, children, children acting & video, donating, india, reading, teaching, teaching english, tefl

Blogs I recommend & enjoy!

Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | Views [978]

Kirsten's personal blog: http://www.sistak.blogspot.com/ Kirsten's educational work in India: http://aifservicecorps.blogspot.com/2008/12/day-in-life-of-by-kirsten-anderson.html My TEFL course site (I took my TEFL in Mexico): http://www.teflcertificatecourses.... Read more >

Tags: education in india, india, kirsten, tefl - teaching english as a foreign language

Gallery: Cows, dogs, & monkeys

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Animal life in McLeod Ganj
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Free Tibet - What does that mean?

Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Views [13721] | Comments [4]

Free Tibet – What does that mean? Since out recent interactions with the gentle Tibetans of northern India, both lay people and monks, we feel deeply for their current and ongoing struggle since their country was taken away in 1959.   I share ... Read more >

Great way to start 2008!

Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | Views [854] | Comments [2]

12/28 – 12/31 Ideal Beach Resort – A great way to end a 2+ month-long adventure! Although one day we toured historical sites and saw the monuments from 600 AD at Mamallapuram and the stone cutters who make incredible small & large stone figures, ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Gallery: Ideal Beach Resort

Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

A perfect end to an adventure!
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Madurai, South India

Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | Views [7075] | Comments [1]

12/19 – 12/27 Madurai – The time with our friends here is indescribable!      How do I put into words, what being in Madurai was like?   Have you: ·        Eaten with your right hand (fingers only) on banana leaves ·        ... Read more >

Tags: People

Elephant's blessing!

Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [3615]

12/19 – Pondicherry – One day we took an auto-rickshaw into Pondicherry.   The highlight for me was the elephant's blessing!   Four years ago, when I was there with Kirsten (Chuck had been on his way to Ideal Beach to get treatment & recover ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Gallery: Pondicherry

Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Elephant's blessing
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Monsoon in Auroville

Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Views [2813]

12/14 – 12/19 Auroville (near Pondicherry) – Monsoon (typhoon?) in Auroville http://www.auroville.org/thecity/americas/usa_pavilion_starts_off.htm Chuck & I had heard about this 'largest intentional community' in the world several years ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Auroville

Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Tibetan & American Pavilions
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Gallery: Hyderabad

Thursday, 13 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

family life
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Family life in Hyderabad

Thursday, 13 Dec 2007 | Views [2959]

12/9 – 12/13 Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India – What a wonderful time we had with friends in Hyderabad!   Our dear friends, Nag, Veena, Vibha, & Nidhi introduced us to their warm & inviting home and active family life.   ... Read more >

Tags: People

Ideas for "Conversation" class

Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | Views [5257] | Comments [9]

Ideas for ‘Conversation’ class · Most important – S trive for 85% ‘student talk-time’ (15% ‘teacher talk-time).   That is, give the students as many opportunities to speak to each other & to the class, as possible!   ... Read more >

Tags: teaching english

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