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Ila (left) served as a research fellow at the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Dharamshala, India. She is pictured here with the Centre’s Director, Tsering Tsomo (right).
In Fall 2019, I hesitated as I packed my bags for Dharamshala, India. Would I need dress shoes or rubber wellies? A sunhat, or a down parka? I had been lucky enough to forge contact with The Forgotten International, who organized a research fellowship for me at the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Dharamshala (TCHRD). Read more »
As part of our second decade of operations, and in order to encourage compassion for others, we created The Forgotten International Compassion Award. The award reads, For Demonstrating Compassion Toward Those Who Might Have Otherwise Been Forgotten.
The first Compassion Awards of 2018 were given out on April 30th at a ceremony at Riverside High School in Greer, South Carolina. The awards went to two young women: Ms. Lucy Wang and Ms. Manon Courban for their work through the Atlas Club over the past four years in supporting impoverished school children in India, Thailand, Kenya, Peru, and most recently Cambodia. Read more »
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Recently, and as a result of some more publicity that our documentary has generated throughout the country, another newspaper article and radio interview have been done on our work. Here is the link to an article done by the Festigious International Film Festival in Los Angeles after we screened our documentary there recently: http://www.festigious.com/single-post/tomnazario.
Attached is an interview conducted by Patti Teel, a reporter from Sedona, Arizona which she completed with us after seeing our film Living on a Dollar a Day at the Sedona Film Festival in March 2018:
His name is Kamande and although he is wearing a dress, he is a boy. He can’t wear pants because it is too painful to do so.
Kamande is currently under the care of an organization called “The Nest” in Limuru, Kenya. It is an organization we have been helping to support for a number of years. Kamande was taken there by authorities after his father was imprisoned for beating him so badly across his bottom that he had to be hospitalized. Read more »
Artist interview: filmmaker Tom Nazario, director/producer of Living on a Dollar a Day
Living on a Dollar a Day is produced by the non-profit organization, The Forgotten International. Their mission is to develop programs that alleviate poverty and the suffering associated with poverty both in the United States and worldwide, in particular, that experienced by women and children.
Over the course of a year, from 2010 to 2011, The Forgotten International sent Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée C. Byer and videographer George Rosenfeld on a journey to ten countries on four continents to examine and report on how the world’s poor often survive on less than a dollar a day. Read more »
Her name is Karishma Thapa. Her family came to Northern India from Nepal shortly before she was born, hoping to find work, but found very little. Her father moved away from the family to do construction and send money home when possible, but very few dollars ever arrived. Her mother worked odd jobs cleaning motel rooms in villages in and around Dharamsala, India.
In 1999 Tom Nazario found Karishma, her mother and four siblings living in a hole on the side of the road in the foothills of the Himalayas. Read more »
Belinda Chiu served at the Cambodian Community Dream Organization (CCDO)
Throughout the course of my fellowship at the Cambodian Community Dream Organization, I was able to put my public health skills and knowledge to practice as a Health and Wellbeing Program Officer. It was a great opportunity for me to learn more about project management with the Community Gardens Pilot Program and Women’s Health Program.
As a Health and Wellbeing Program Officer, I was directly involved with the Women’s Health Program, Community Gardens Pilot Program, and Breakfast Program at the schools, and supported the WASH and Education Programs as well. Read more »