Globe Aware July 2016

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July 4: Independence Day

American-Flag-FlyingIndependence Day often comes with fireworks, watermelon, sunshine and gratitude for the USA’s independence. It’s often while traveling and experiencing other cultures that one gets an even greater sense for what makes our country unique. One day, consider giving your time in a country that doesn’t have many of the same privileges to which you are accustomed. Celebrate some of the beauties in other cultures and experience a renewed joy in your own.

Your Support Matters….

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Especially for the children of Cambodia. If you have been to this spectacular country, you are familiar with the welcoming, kind, and warm-hearted people who always meet you with a smile. However, theirs is a home that is still slowly recovering from years of bloodshed, death, and chaos, leaving the majority of the population living in daily poverty. Despite recent global efforts to help the citizens, it is a country still rife with need. Even if you are unable to take a volunteer vacation to Cambodia, there are still ways you can help!

Consider contributing to our joint effort to build restroom facilities and a well for clean drinking water for a village school in the outskirts of Siem Reap. Currently, the school is without such facilities, which makes it difficult for teachers, students, and volunteers who wish to teach English at the school. The village is very poor, and the majority of children (as well as their families) are without access to restrooms or clean drinking water.

Help us make a difference …

Our goal is to raise $850. No donation is too small, and even the smallest amount will help! CLICK HERE

 
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Project updates for Costa Rica, EL Sur

long-shot-of-greenhouseLooking for a unique opportunity to help small communities create a sustainable future in the rainforest paradise of Costa Rica?

New projects are underway and we are looking for volunteers to contribute their efforts in lasting and meaningful ways- here are a few community driven projects we need your help with:
  • Potable water system updates – Replace cracked lines and storage tanks. The current system is old and needs major maintenance.
  • Grey water filtering system – Extend black water system by reusing filtered gray water for gardens.
  • Community organic greenhouse / nursery – Generate income for locals from selling native trees and plants. Additional income from government grants to reforest using native trees.
  • Community organic food garden – Provide nutritious well balanced meals to school children in schools. Supplements the basic rice and beans the government provides to the schools.

Adventures in Peru with Globe Aware

IMG_0907-(2)-(Medium)Jim, Renee and Zane Klein have returned from their recent Globe Aware volunteer vacation to Cusco, Peru.  They have published a fantastic travelogue of their adventure, including many brilliant photos and memories. Enjoy! CLICK HERE

 

Cambodian Green Mango Salad

mangosaladIt’s the heat of the summer- the best time to make this simple and refreshing Cambodian Green Mango Salad Best of all, it is easier to make than you might think (adapted from Khatiya Korner)

Ingredients
  • 1 medium size green mango, skin peeled and shredded
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (1 lime)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup dried shrimp, pre-soak in water about 30 mins.
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh bird’s eye chili (optional)
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped herbs (mint, green onions, or basil)
Method

Heat a small pan and lightly oil it. Add dried shrimps and give it a quick stir. Fry it to give them a nice crispy texture. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and lightly pound it to break up the fibers. This will allow the shrimp to absorb the flavors from the dressing but also retain that nice and crunchy texture. Set aside.
In a large bowl mix together lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, salt and fresh chili.

Add shallots, green mango, dried shrimp and fresh herbs. Toss the salad to combine.

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The new format doesn’t allow an easy way to post and share photos.
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To share photos, friend and then post to “Shanti Shahani GlobeAware”.

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