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Publicado el 09-14-2011

Global focus begins at Delaware Tech with Matt Haley as featured presenter


Georgetown - We are living in an increasingly interconnected, interdependent world — a world where we can be "virtual participants" in daily life around the planet, thanks to 24-hour news cycles, social networking, and advances in long-distance communication. It's a world where we can watch the events of one region immediately impact regions half-way across the globe. Such a world requires global citizens who will work together to solve our greatest problems. Guided by the need to bring greater awareness and knowledge of this topic, Delaware Technical Community College has created the Global Understanding Series which will offer programs and workshops free to the community, students and staff. "I personally want to challenge our students to develop the intercultural understanding and global awareness that can help them to succeed in a 21st century world," said College President Dr. Orlando J. George, Jr. The College’s inaugural event for this series is "Global Voices: Perspective on Nepal," a presentation on Wednesday, September 14 at 5 p.m. in the Student Services Center on the Owens Campus. The featured presenters are well-known area chef and restaurateur Matt Haley and Delaware Tech medical lab student Prakash Singh, a native of Nepal. They will share their personal experiences and knowledge about education, culture, food and travel in Nepal. Haley states: “Nepal is so much more than trekking. I’ve immersed myself in the culture, in the arts and literature and studied the cuisine, including the tribal foods of long ago. The experience has been phenomenal.” Located in the Himalaya Mountains between China and India, Nepal is a wonderful place for trekking and adventure; it is also one of the poorest countries in the world. For Haley, what began at an Atlanta, Georgia event, where as a guest chef he helped to raise money for Nepalese children, has blossomed into a “love affair” with Nepal and its people. Enthralled with the idea of helping Nepal’s children, Haley traveled there in 2009 and began to sponsor two girls who he now considers his “adopted daughters.” He has returned to the country on numerous occasions and has raised funds to build a group home, an orphanage and a sustainable school for 50 children in grades K-2 in Nuwakot, near Katmandu. After Haley began visiting Nepal, he met Singh in this area. Under Singh’s tutelage, Haley learned Nepali (the language), and they embarked on an exchange of cultures. As their friendship has grown, so did a partnership ...

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