SUMMER 2022 NEWSLETTER
The number of Covid infections are in decline world wide. We are now able to plan international trips and volunteer assignments with reasonable confidence that we can complete them.
For this issue of our newsletter, I had the pleasure of interviewing author Susan E. Gibson. Susan has written what I believe is the most useful and practical book on international volunteering that I have ever read, How To Be An Amazing Volunteer Overseas.
Susan knows what she is writing about. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, she has worked or volunteered in 70 countries over the past 30 years. In 1992, in Bangladesh, she trained in micro-finance at the Grameen Bank. The bank was founded by Professor Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. Susan credits Professor Yunus for transforming her world view. He has written the Foreword to her book.
From 1992 to 2001, Susan was a consultant for NGOs (non-governmental organizations), United Nations agencies, and donor governments. She conducted workshops in team building, communications, and micro-finance principles. Susan has also served on the board of international organizations involved in the development sector, is a philanthropist, and is actively involved in resource issues. Net proceeds of her book will go to support education programs in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Kenya, and a First Nations community in Canada.
Enjoy the interview. I also highly recommend that you read her book.