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Introducing “Cook, Eat & Learn Sessions” (CELS)

This fall and winter, six Georgetown University medical students will meet with lower-income Washington DC families participating in Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI) to conduct what we call “cook, eat and learn sessions” or CELS.  The CELS will support the American families engaged in our CDI food culture project in learning about nutrition and differences in shopping, cooking and eating practices ...

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Toward Good Health, Local to Global

Good health is vital.  The less healthy one is, the less one is able to perform as a private individual in school, work and family, let alone as a public citizen in community and society.  The vigor and happiness of individuals, families, communities, societies, indeed the entire world, thus depends on good health.  In turn, human health is also impacted ...

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CDI Is Two Years Old! Here’s Where We Are

Today marks the second anniversary of Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI).  On this day two years ago, we held our first live international family-to-family video dialogue between two American families in Washington DC and one Senegalese family in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Since then, we’ve conducted over thirty video dialogues between families in DC, Dakar, San Salvador, El ...

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Intern Spotlight: Onize Oniwon

This is the seventh and final spotlight on our summer 2018 student interns.  Learning Life’s students this summer are assisting with planning, fundraising, curriculum development, and international family-to-family projects focused on community photography and food culture as part of our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI).  Onize Oniwon, interviewed below, is assisting with organizational planning.   Where were you born and raised? I was born ...

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