Today is International Women's Day and we are featuring Aline Binyungu, a former refugee from DRCongo who has dedicated her life to helping women and girls. Many of you know her as the co-founder of Women's Refugee Care, along with her husband, Clement Shabani. This is an organization dedicated to supporting refugee families primarily from East Africa. Rebecca spoke to Aline to learn more about her life's work. Rebecca: When you were growing up in the DRCongo, what made you decide that you wanted to work with girls and women? Aline: When I was little, my mother was always feeling depressed because she had...
It started in high school. I noticed that during history class we weren't being taught about black history. They just skimmed through it - even slavery. Like one week of "Black History." And that struck a nerve. Me and my friends, we talked to the teachers and then the head of school. He was hesitant, but we were passionate and all about taking action. And we started a morning gathering of the whole school where we would tell one fact about black history or about Africa or even Asia because there were a lot of international students at my school.Read more
Last weekend, we welcomed ten extraordinary people to be mentors in our Refugee Youth Program. These men and women will work with the teens in a number of ways. Some will meet one-on-one with a youth to provide friendship and guidance. Others will offer academic support. And still others will host special projects. Annu Palakunnathu Matthew falls into the third category.Read more
The bread was great. Crust that would cut your gums, and an inside that was moist and chewy! The only thing lacking was how to modify this bread so that it wasn’t just the plain bread explained on The Baker’s tutorial. The answer? Beautiful Day’s muesli! When you put some muesli into the dough you get delights of nuts, fruits, and the nuttiness of oats.Read more
We've wanted to do a low oil/low sugar product for a long time. Our fans, including some on our staff team who are avoiding sugar, have been asking for it. And as much as I like granola, I eat it as more of a treat. I usually gravitate towards an obscenely large bowl of raw oats in the morning as if I'm a horse and strapping on a feed bag. Sometimes I won't need to eat for the rest of the day.Read more
Welcome to our new website which we opened yesterday without announcement or fanfare. This isn't false modesty. We're still making sure the little pieces all fit together and link to the right places. But if you're reading this in the last week of October 2020 without being directed here by announcement, then welcome! A special heartfelt welcome. You are one of our first visitors.Read more