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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 3, 2006

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An Invitation to Luncheon with Jane Ndulo - TODAY in the Greene Room
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Noon
Greene Room

I would like to invite you to join me Tuesday January 3rd at noon for a
simple soup and bread lunch in the Greene Room for an informal
conversation with a friend I met in Zambia this summer, Ms. Jane Ndulo.
I traveled this past August with the NGO "Communities without
Borders" to deepen my knowledge of the AIDS crisis and how churches
might reach out to assist AIDS orphans, other vulnerable children and
the remarkable women who carry the burden for caring for them. Ms.
Ndulo traveled with our group much of the two weeks we were there and is
working in Zambia to further the work of Communities without Borders.

Ms. Ndulo's brief visit to the Boston area is a special opportunity
to learn more about how the Communities Without Borders program works
from
someone who lives in Zambia and deals with children orphaned by AIDS on
a daily basis. Jane may also be able to answer many other kinds of
questions
you may have about life in Zambia, especially about health and
healthcare,and how we can best contribute to sustainable development in
Zambia.

Ms. Ndulo has lived an interesting and inspiring life; she was raised
in rural Zambia and educated at a time when girls were rarely sent to
school,
eventually becoming a Lecturer of Community Health Nursing at the
University of Zambia. Ms. Ndulo has studied at Boston University, and
also worked with
Mother Teresa in Calcutta. In her retirement, she manages a small-scale
diversified farm and volunteers as the lead contact in Zambia for
Communities Without Borders (CWB). CWB provides educational and support
services to orphaned and vulnerable children of Zambia.

Brita L. Gill-Austern
Austin Philips Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology

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Border Crossers seeking donations for rural schools
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The "Border Crossers", a class led by Professor Brita Gill-Austern and
Adjunct Faculty Leanne Tigert will be leaving on January 10th for
Nicaragua and El Salvador for two weeks and will be working to paint and
repair rural schools. We are hoping to take 15 suitcases of school
supplies for the rural schools. If you can help contribute something
for us to take we would be most grateful. All items can be left by
Professor Brita Gill-Austern's door in a box at 304 Worcester Hall.
Thank you for your help.

The following items are among those needed:

Markers
pencils
pens
Playdough
Any games appropriate for school age children
soccer balls, baseball equipment, kick balls
toys
puppets
puzzles for 5 to 10 year olds
jigsaw puzzles 100 pieces or less
Story books in Spanish
Used halloween costumes
blank cassette tapes
sewing machines
guitars and nylon strings
trumpet
spiral bound notebooks
backpacks
calculators
calculator
Printer cartridges Canon BC 21- black and white and color
Copier cartridges (Canon A 30)
2 year old or newer PC laptop or desktop computer

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu