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Off the Beaten Path

Stories of People Around the World
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Off the Beaten Path by Ruth Colvin
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From the Sunshine Coast of South Africa to a remote ashram in India, Colvin and her husband have traveled around the world, visiting sixty-two countries and providing literacy training in twenty-six developing countries. The founder of Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., which later merged with other organizations to become ProLiteracy, Colvin was invited by universities, religious organizations, and the International Executive Service Corporation to share her skills in native language literacy and English as a second language training. Along the way, Colvin met people from all walks of life-a holy man in India, a banned leader and a revolutionary in the apartheid system of South Africa, lepers in India and Madagascar, Chinese Communists who truly ""serve the people,"" and survivors of Pol Pot's Cambodia. In a richly varied and exciting career, Colvin's most rewarding adventures were connecting with individuals from vastly different backgrounds and experiences, learning about their cultures and traditions, and discovering the many similarities all people share. Believing education is the key to facilitating communication and understanding among people around the world, Colvin, a lifelong learner herself, has dedicated her life to teaching others.

Author Biography

The recipient of nine honorary doctorates, Ruth J. Colvin was given the highest award for volunteerism in the United States, the President's Volunteer Action Award, in 1987. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006 and was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1991. She lives in Syracuse, New York.
Release date NZ
January 15th, 2012
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Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Syracuse University Press
Pages
192
Dimensions
157x236x18
ISBN-13
9780815609933
Product ID
10845965

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