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Climbing Puliebadze and Leeches
Oct 27, 2010
By: ssmith

The time is almost eleven o’clock but I wanted to post some pictures before heading into bed after a long and full day here in Mokokchung. These photos were taken four days ago as we hiked up and down one of the high mountains surrounding the capital city of Nagaland, Kohima. Have fun looking at them. […]

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“Vehicle Journey Along NH39 in Nagaland”
Oct 24, 2010
By: ssmith

We are in Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland, India. Our daily “program” has been packed with meeting old and new friends, seeing some of Nagaland’s natural beauty, and sharing ideas for future Hope for Change projects and trips. Time is short on the computer tonight. However, here are some of the many photos taken […]

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“My Trip to Nagaland: Directionals”
Oct 5, 2010
By: ssmith

Seven days from today my dear friend, Patty Tiernan, and I will begin our five week journey to Nagaland. Every hour counts now in getting ready. Notwithstanding, I am taking the time to write something to all of you ~ to James, the Smith Family, my twin sister & her husband, the McDermott Clan, “Hope for […]

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“The Journey of the Pencils”
Jul 9, 2010
By: ssmith

You are about to read a fascinating account of a collective effort of compassion that almost derailed. In the public schools of Pennsylvania, all twelfth grade students are required to complete a senior project, often a community service project, to fulfill their graduation requirements. Our Hope For Change story takes us to Radnor Township School District located west […]

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“Avocados Keep Falling on My Head”
Jul 3, 2010
By: ssmith

  Well, this picture of an avocado tree will have to do until our African traveler sends me the “actual” image of the avocados that he has to dodge while he ambles along the village paths. “You  have to be careful when you walk under the trees because avocados are falling from trees and will hit […]

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H4C Director Heads for Africa
Jun 23, 2010
By: ssmith

The countdown until James’ departure for Africa on June 16, 2010 has come and gone a week ago. Earlier today, Wednesday, June 23rd, we spoke using his Motorola phone with a SIM card. James is adjusted to the environment in Sakila Village, Tanzania. As his wife, I was relieved to hear that! Since his arrival, there […]

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“Buying 8,000 Liters Per Day”
Jun 7, 2010
By: ssmith

In 1996, my friends Chuba and Tiala Ao opened a children’s residential school, referred to as an “English” school, in Mokokchung, Nagaland, part of the Northeast States of India. Hindi is also taught to all students. Currently, the enrollment is 430 children ranging in age from four years old through eighteen.  Today I spoke with Tiala and […]

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The Least I Could Do
May 29, 2010
By: pgrimsland

On May 8th Hope For Change had a benefit concert featuring an amazing line up of great musicians. Terrance Motley opened the show, the band 3 performed and Ceili Rain brought the evening to a great close. We were honored to have as guests 3 legendary musicians; Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin and Pete Levin. If […]

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Some pics from H4C Benefit Concert
May 19, 2010
By: ssmith

Here are some pictures of the musicians, H4C Directors, and volunteers who made the H4C Benefit Concert a night to remember. We’ll write more soon… Until then ~ huge thanks to all who came and gave to the cause!

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“A Night of Music Bringing HOPE & CHANGE”
Apr 27, 2010
By: ssmith

  In less than one week Hope4Change will be hosting its first benefit concert with the help of our friends in the music world. James, Paul, and I (Sarah) agreed that holding an event that will allow us to share our passion for the poor “eyeball to eyeball” with concert-goers would have great impact. So we’re […]

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