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Marian Dodds
Amount Raised
$7,235.00
Fundraising Goal $7,000.00

My Message

My desire to work and live overseas emerges from my lifelong interest in intercultural learning. The spirit of adventure was likely ingrained in me at age 9 when my parents chose to move our family from Toronto Island to the Canadian arctic to live. Hanging out in barren lands tents and igloos, traveling by dog teams, freighter canoes and kayaks, listening to people speak in a language unfamiliar to me and appreciating Inuit arts and crafts became a way of life. Throughout my career as an educator I have always infused my teaching with an appreciation for learning across cultures and global perspectives. Three short-term volunteer placements over the years in Belize, Tanzania and Sierra Leone, working collaboratively with local co-tutors to teach teachers and administrators, whet my appetite for more and I vowed that when I retired I would seek out a longer term assignment.

CUSO International is a well-respected and long-lived organization that I have always maintained contact with over the years and seemed a natural fit for me. I have been impressed by the integrity of the organization, the principles of development that underlie the work and the excellent training provided to prepare volunteers for success in their placements.

I have now completed two placements in Ethiopia First at Woldia College of Teacher Education as a Higher Diploma Leader 2010-2011 and next as a gender Advisor at the Ethiopian Ministry of Education 2011-2013. Now I am about to embark on a shorte term placement as a program advisor for a new health program being edeveloped in two soutern regions of Ethiopia.

Thanks for your support!

Marian

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Thank you to my sponsors:

A friend donated $1,250.00
Jul 13, 2017 1:48 PM
Mary Pat left a message
Mar 2, 2015 10:08 PM
Hope all goes well. It's a great project.
Mary Pat donated $30.00
Mar 2, 2015 10:06 PM
Mary Pat Short left a message
Mar 1, 2015 10:12 PM
I relish the news of your projects Marian. You continue to inspire.
Eva Sharell donated $25.00
Jan 15, 2015 12:00 AM
Nancy Hawkins & Bill Bargeman donated $50.00
Jan 15, 2015 12:00 AM
Ann Webborn donated $100.00
Jan 15, 2015 12:00 AM
Lorrie Williams donated $100.00
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Carol Ann & Alan Richard Pettigrew donated $100.00
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Don Forsyth donated $100.00
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Nancy Bleck donated $50.00
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Erin Forsberg donated $100.00
Jan 13, 2015 5:27 PM
Sharon Channer donated $100.00
Jan 7, 2015 1:30 PM
Beth left a message
Jan 6, 2015 2:38 PM
Bless you Marian! I know your work will be invaluable for Ethiopia!
Beth Holland donated $100.00
Jan 6, 2015 2:37 PM
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a friend donated $250.00
Dec 31, 2014 4:26 PM
Maggie Sherlock donated $100.00
Dec 29, 2014 3:37 PM
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Dec 29, 2014 2:37 PM
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Moira Corrigan donated $50.00
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Marg Toronchuk donated $75.00
Aug 10, 2012 6:40 PM
Linda and Alan donated $75.00
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Ulla Martin donated $100.00
Aug 7, 2012 5:38 PM
Rowena (Penny) Macpherson donated $50.00
Aug 4, 2012 3:38 PM
Kay left a message
Aug 1, 2012 2:27 PM
The world needs more like you, Marian
Kay Alsop donated $100.00
Aug 1, 2012 2:25 PM
Vancouver Secondary Teachers Association donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 23, 2011 9:58 AM
Gale left a message
Jun 20, 2011 10:35 PM
Hi Marian Seems so long since Christmas. I really enjoyed your card. Sounds like all is going well. Look forward to reading your block more carefully.
Gale Smith donated $100.00
Jun 20, 2011 10:34 PM
Rowena Macpherson donated $50.00
Dec 25, 2010 5:03 AM
Moira Corrigan left a message
Dec 12, 2010 7:01 PM
Happy Christmas, Marian. I look forward to your reports of what you will be doing in late December this year.
Moira Corrigan donated $50.00
Dec 12, 2010 7:00 PM
Beth Holland left a message
Dec 11, 2010 1:08 PM
Merry Christmas Marion!
Beth Holland donated $100.00
Dec 11, 2010 12:49 PM
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Nov 26, 2010 4:51 PM
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Mary A. Warman donated $100.00
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Irene Lanzinger left a message
Sep 3, 2010 6:12 PM
I have signed up for your blog. I look forward to hearing how you are doing. Good luck!
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Sep 3, 2010 6:11 PM
Moira Mackenzie donated $100.00
Aug 27, 2010 2:40 AM
Edwin N donated $200.00
Aug 20, 2010 8:06 PM
Nancy left a message
Aug 17, 2010 12:41 PM
Wishing you much adventure, purposeful work and brilliant successes! You are an inspiration Marian; a woman with a clever mind, big heart, enormous energy, coupled with multiple talents. We will miss you. Be safe. Love, Nancy
Nancy Bleck donated $100.00
Aug 17, 2010 12:35 PM
Zahed left a message
Aug 16, 2010 8:34 PM
Wishing you the very best experiences!
A friend donated $100.00
Aug 16, 2010 8:32 PM
Eva Sharell left a message
Aug 16, 2010 5:55 PM
Good luck with the fund-raising and of course the job.... Looking forward to your blogs.
Eva Sharell donated $25.00
Aug 16, 2010 5:53 PM
Kat left a message
Aug 2, 2010 8:44 PM
Happy to contribute! Send coffee... ; ) xo
Katherine Dodds donated $150.00
Aug 2, 2010 8:43 PM
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