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Global Observations

A visit to Bucharest takes us to some rather exceptional NGO’s – Romanian Angel Appeal and Hope for Health. We remembered images of terrified children, severely institutionalized with chronic illness, found in Romanian orphanages after the revolution.

Incentivized to have children as a means to increase the population and too impoverished to care for their kids, thousands ended up in institutions in conditions too horrible to imagine. Devastated by the images, Olivia Harrison founded the Romanian Angel Appeal to assist orphanages in the country. With this act, George Harrison’s wife mobilized the international artistic community and volunteers and funds poured in and the rest is, as they say, history….

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Global Observations

Ten days later and I am still trying to digest the five-day recce to Yangon. It is a rare pleasure to find oneself in a place where you stick out like a sore thumb and nobody cares. Granted it’s not high season – with temperatures in the high thirties making for sticky days and an extreme challenge being outdoors … but still the experience of walking through busy streets, and crowded and colorful markets without being hassled or hustled is quite rare. Au contraire everyone is going about their business with a certain peacefulness and ease that I certainly have not experienced in any other city with close to 5 million people…

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