Author Archives : Ashwood Heffern


Educate Lanka Scholars welcomed by the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Washington D.C.

The event was part of the delegation’s visit to the annual Global Citizenship Institute in Massachusetts and the celebration of Educate Lanka’s 10th anniversary. The visit also exemplified a case of strengthened ties between the U.S. and Sri Lanka through promotion of global citizenship and inter-institutional collaboration.   On July 18th, 2017, four (4) Educate […]

Educate Lanka delegation, the only international participants, representing Sri Lanka at the Global Citizenship Institute at St. Mark’s School in Massachusetts.

Filipino-American sailors aboard the USS John P Murtha, docked in San Diego, share their impressions of Navy life with FPC tour participants on February 2, 2017.

Sharing the Vibrancy of U.S.-Philippines People-to-People Ties

By Mark Zimmer on March 24, 2017 The U.S. Department of State recently hosted 10 distinguished Filipino journalists for a reporting tour of the United States. Amid the backdrop of the recent U.S. political transition, these media professionals traveled to study the vibrant ties between the U.S. and Filipino people and the important role that […]


Sustainable diaspora Goals (SdGs) Challenge

By: Ashwood Heffern  In recognition of the increasing role diasporas are playing in addressing global challenges, the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) launched the Sustainable diaspora Goals (SdG) Challenge, an initiative dedicated to scaling up diaspora-focused or diaspora-driven partnerships and activities that are positioned to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainable Development Goals […]

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