Saturday, January 24, 2009

Back to Southeast Asia

We are currently preparing to return to Southeast Asia for a couple months where we will be meeting with various organizations, safehouses, and orphanages that help rescued victims of trafficking. We are excited to meet new faces as well as re-unite with the ones we've met from before.

Some of you may not know this but everyone from The Blind Project has a full-time job and this is something that we do completely on the side. Because it is difficult to balance the two, everyone going on this year's trip is either quitting their jobs or taking an unpaid leave of absence from work.

That said, we thank you for all your encouragement and prayers as we press on through some challenges ahead.

Please stay in touch.

The Blind Project

Monday, January 12, 2009

Amnesty International: You Are Powerful

As I'm finishing up my last few days of what some would consider my "real job" I've been doing a little researching and stumbled across this well done and highly motivating short film Amnesty International is using to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What I love about this film is that it is about you. That as an individual you have the power to make a change in the world we live in. Kim Gehring (Director) did this beautifully by inserting average folks into existing archival footage transforming the average person into a powerful leader of activism. Check it out and decide for yourself.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Gearing Up!

In less then two weeks there is a team of seven of us heading back over to SE Asia to work on further on the ground building projects with after care facilities. Were all really excited to be taking a hiatis from our lives in NY. Keep posted for more entries from the team over the next two months.