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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.
- 7 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Alan Talens of World Renew.
- 8 p.m. Talk with representatives from the organizations, see work from some student projects, and enjoy refreshments.
- 8:30 p.m. Welcome ceremony and send-off for the AMOR mission teams. During winter break, teams will go to one of four locations that they researched for the AGILE project.
- 9 p.m. Students divide into their groups, interact with the non-governmental organization representative, and share their final thoughts.
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