In this book lawyer, activist, and former Peace Corps volunteer Rajeev Goyal reflects on what he learned from his experiences in Namje, a small village in eastern Nepal, and the halls of Capitol Hill. He candidly considers what constitutes an effective activist and he outlines how the Peace Corps and other organizations must evolve to better partner with local communities. With a focus on environmentalism and "e;bottom up"e; not top down activism, Goyal passionately argues that we can longer rely on outdated models of foreign aid, and shows how architects and designers; farmers, teachers, and activists; builders and environmentalists; and especially young Americans are in a unique position to powerfully contribute to this new world.
The Springs of Namje
A Ten-year Journey from the Villages of Nepal to the Halls of Congress
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