LWR study tours scheduled

Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Baltimore, is hosting several one- to two-week “study tours” that enable U.S. Lutherans to travel to developing countries where LWR works, meet LWR’s regional staff and partners, and learn how they lwr-tour.gifwork together to find solutions to local problems.

LWR study tours focus on issues such as HIV/AIDS, food security, peace building, Fair Trade, and healthcare.

Upcoming study tours are scheduled for:

  • Oct. 10-25, 2008 — a “Thrivent Builds Worldwide” trip to India (five spaces left).  Participants will take part on a four-day construction project and will visit LWR-supported projects.  Cost is $3,880 from Washington, D.C.  Deadline is Aug. 15.

  • Nov. 5-19, 2008, to Burkina Faso, Mali, and Benin, West Africa.  Participants will visit LWR projects including shea butter production and a sesame growers cooperative.  Cost is $4,890 from Washington, D.C.  Deadline is Aug. 1.

  • Jan. 5-12, 2009, to Nicaragua.  Participants will visit with coffee farmers and learn about Fair Trade.

  • Feb. 10-22, 2009, to Colombia, South America.  Participants will learn about LWR peace-keeping projects.

  • March 1-15, 2009, to the Philippines.  Participants will see firsthand how LWR support has empowered the community and led to successful agriculture projects.
  • Cost and itineraries for the study tours to Nicaragua, Colombia, and the Philippines have not yet been finalized.

    For more information about any of the scheduled study tours, visit www.lwr.org/study or contact Rebecca Lange-Thernes at (410) 230-2737 or rthernes@lwr.org.  To read about the first LWR Study Tour Reunion, click here.

    Posted July 10, 2008

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