Dordt College News

Dordt students and organizations discuss childhood mortality

November 14, 2013

Six million children between the ages of 0 and 5 die annually, worldwide. What can we do about it? On Wednesday, November 20, Dordt students and non-governmental organizations will dialogue and share their thoughts on that question. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Dordt College De Yager Center in the lower level of the Campus Center where Dr. Alan Talens of World Renew will talk about the role of the medical field in addressing child mortality. An open invitation is extended to everyone interested in learning more.

The event is a culmination of the Dordt College semester-long AGILE (Approaching Global issues through Interdisciplinary Learning Experiences) project that examined what can be done to combat child mortality around the world.

Throughout the semester, 250 Dordt College students met with five nonprofit organizations including World Renew–Worldwide, One Body One Hope–Liberia, Ethiopia Reads–Ethiopia, Children of the Promise–Haiti, and STEMM–Tanzania. Working in groups, the students learned about and discussed how one of the organizations is addressing infant and child mortality.

The schedule

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