Series looks at local groups that work on a global scale

By Mitch Davis
Special to The PREVIEW

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series at Fort Lewis College presents “Helping the World Build Sustainable Villages: Profiles of Three High-Impact Southwest Colorado NGOs” on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. This free presentation will be held in Noble Hall, Room 130 and is open to everyone.

Learn about the path-breaking work being done in international development by three southwest Colorado nonprofit organizations, as represented by the leaders from Fort Lewis College’s Engineers Without Borders (Don May), Durango’s Shanta Foundation (Mike Karpfen) and Ridgway’s dZi Foundation (Jim Nowak), who will describe the wonderful work they are doing helping communities in Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Ecuador and Nicaragua.

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This story was posted on January 23, 2014.