Rwanda’s booming agricultural cooperative culture (with audio story)

Twenty years after the well-known 1994 genocide, Rwanda is looking like a reformed country – one built on pre-colonial ideals of strong governmental accountability, social justice and grassroots organization. There are now more than 6,000 registered social or industrial cooperatives in Rwanda, many of which are in agriculture, according to the Rwandan Cooperative Agency, the…

High school students discover power and self-interest at Model UN conference this weekend

High school students learned how to tackle the most troubling issues in the world today at the University of Denver Model UN Conference.  But more importantly, they had the chance to experience the dynamic power relationships between countries and self-interests.   Pressing issues such as Myanmar’s ethnic conflict and Venezuela’s drug trafficking occupied a a…

U.S./Middle East relations group grows in Denver (VIDEO)

Diana Aqra, Denver – A peace-building project called, “Meet the Middle East” based in Denver, Colorado is showing significant signs of growth, taking more than four times as many students as it did when it first began, four years prior, according to the executive director. More than 60 students, including youth, adults and businesses, will…