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  1. - Season 2, Episode 1 -1st Interview with Colin, a Freelance Branding Consultant from Philadelphia In this episode, Colin will share his life experience and explain to us how and why he left the corporate world to build his own business. Colin was born in Northern Ireland and moved to the South of Ireland with his family as a child. In his twenties, he decided to leave it all behind to come to the U. S. and live the American dream! Colin settled down in New York City in 1993, he worked for large Marketing firms and gained experience as an editor, but in the late 1990's, he left it all behind to build his own business as a freelancer in New York and in Pennsylvania. Colin is a sole proprietor. He really believes that if you are happy with what you are doing in your career, you can always make it work. Always keep in mind that, if you are happy doing what you're doing,  you will ultimately be a success. When asked how he would weight the percentage between what one wants to do and what they are trained to do, he felt that passion should always prevail over the corporate world.  Colin also discussed how he and his family try to raise funds for people with cystic fibrosis, a disorder that affects mostly the lungs. A few years ago, Colin ran 65 miles over two days and raised over $15,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For any further information, or if you wish to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, here is the link: https://www.cff.org/Thank you again, Colin, your comments were very useful!         If you, just like Colin, would be interested in participating in one of our future recordings, if you have questions, or if you would like to share your experience, do contact me at BBunclody@gmail.com.  Stay tuned for our next episode and always remember to enjoy your life!
  2. - Season 2, Episode 2 -         ❗️(🇫🇷Si vous désirez écouter ce témoignage en français, Cliquez ici!) ❗️In this episode, Justine will share her life experience and explain how and why she walked away from her comfortable life as a firefighter in Paris to travel the world.When she was 18, Justine left her small village in the North of France and settled down in the Capital where she trained to become a firefighter; but about 6 years later, she left it all behind to fulfill her childhood dreams and travel the world.While in Asia, this courageous young woman full of resources and compassion stayed financially independent by offering French lessons. She then came back to France, purchased a bike and continued her travels in the Americas, while also raising funds for a non-governmental organization dedicated to help children with cancer. Today, Justine has settled down and she just finished writing a book! In this heartfelt memoir, she retraces her adventures; she shares her lessons learned, she talks about the people she met along the way, and she explains how her four-year adventure has changed a small-town girl, to a strong and accomplished woman.Good luck to you, Justine, and thank you so much for sharing your life experience with us!🇫🇷If you wish to listen to Justine's interview in French, please click here!If you, just like Justine,  would be interested in participating in one of our future recordings, if you have questions, or if you would like to share your adventure, do contact me at: BBunclody@gmail.com. For more information on finding a reliable host family worldwide, visit: "Work Away" https://www.workaway.info/ or "HelpX" https://www.helpx.net/For more information on the non-Governmental Organization dedicated to helping children with Cancer "À Chacun son Everest," visit: http://www.achacunsoneverest.com/Stay tuned for our next episode and never stop living the life of your dreams!
  3. - Season 2, Episode 3 -3rd Interview with Rohith, an Entrepreneur from Chicago!Today, I have invited Rohith Amruthur to talk to us about his professional experience as an entrepreneur.Rohith is a young executive who graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, worked as a Senior Customer Success Analyst for several companies, and finally decided to open his own Signature Cross-Cultural Consulting firm called "The Lost Geographer." This consulting and educational company, located in Chicago, was then renamed "The Intellectus Group" and is dedicated to helping Professionals living abroad feel at home in a new country, while minimizing culture shock and homesickness.As a geography and culture expert, Rohith has a deep knowledge of many cultures across the world. This has come from research as well as interviewing and meeting people he comes across from different backgrounds, both at home and abroad.  Rohith consults and educates through three different brands: The Lost Geographer (Geography and Culture), SkyCARD ONE (Travel and Experiences), and The Mental Mechanic (Mindfulness).Finally, Rohith also run his own Podcast where he asks people from all around the world to talk about their home-country and their culture. -----I truly hope you will enjoy listening to Rohith's life story as much as I did! I found Rohith to be full of positive energy and optimism.Thank you so very much for this inspiring interview, Rohith! I am sure our listeners will feel very comforted and educated by your message! If you wish to contact Rohith, here is his contact details:Instagram: @rohithamruthurLinkedIn: Rohith AmruthurPodcast: https://www.thelostgeographer.org/podcast.htmlWebsite: https://www.thelostgeographer.org/index.htmlEmail: rohith@intellectus.group --------------AS ALWAYS, If you are interested in participating in one of our future recordings, if you have questions, or if you would like to share your adventure with us, please do contact me at: BBunclody@gmail.com.  Stay tuned for our next episode and always remember to live your life! 
  4. - Season 2, Episode 5 -4th Interview with Paul, an IT Security Technologist and YouTuber from Ireland and the US.Hello, everyone, Cathy here, and welcome back to my channel! Today, I will introduce you to Paul, and Irish-born citizen 🇮🇪who came to the United States 🇺🇸 in his twenties to live his dreams and try his luck. 👩‍❤️‍👨Paul and I have been married for quite some time, but long before we met, he landed in New York with his friends and immediately fell in love with this country. He then started a new life as a "Ceramic Technician," 🍽a "Sprinkler Mechanic"💦and a "Lawn Doctor," 🌲before starting a full-time job as a Taxi Driver 🚕.In the 1990's, Paul finally met the first loves of your life, namely Microsoft, IBM or Intel and instantly embraced technology as a hobby. 👨‍💻Paul then went to college and learned computer science; he worked for the larger computer store in Manhattan, and entered the corporate world, where he gradually climbed the professional ladder.Today, Paul is working in IT risk management and is still passionate about technology. As a matter of fact, he recently created a YouTube Channel, called "Python Practical Solutions'" where he teaches people how to code and incorporate Python Programming into their lives.At last but not least, Paul is teaching Computer Security in Pace University, Udemy and Hacker U, and always likes to learn new computer programmes in his free time. 👨🏼‍🏫In this episode, we will also talk about our plans to go back to Ireland 🇮🇪and will explain how Paul feels about going back home.                                                                   ---------If you are interested in participating in one of our future recordings, if you have questions, or if you would like to share your adventure with us, please do contact me at:                                                    BBunclody@gmail.comStay tuned for our next episode and always remember to live your life! 
  5. - Season 2, Episode 6 -5th Interview with Eric, a Musician and a Song Writer from North Carolina!Today, I would like to introduce you to Eric, a former civil engineer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who moved to Connecticut in his thirties to work in heavy civil engineering projects.   Two years ago, Eric retired from ECCO III Enterprises and settled down in North Carolina with his family to start a new life with milder weather, great food, golf and country music. 🎸🤠🎶🪕 Eric is a great fan of music. He recalls growing-up with his father playing many instruments and always filling their home with lyrics and music. Now that Eric has moved to North Carolina, he joined a band called Carolina Seabreeze. Together, they often play in restaurants and bars, and always have a great time with their music.Eric's wife, Karen, also takes part in his passion. She sings along with him and is preparing to sing her first solo, soon! Throughout this interview, Eric continuously showed his love for the arts, and as a retiree, he can finally fulfil his passion, his ambition, and his hobby. Finally, Eric likes to use his talent and his passion for music to raise funds for various organizations nearby, and talks about his selfless actions with so much humility and simplicity.🎧Don't miss out on an avant-première! Eric has kindly accepted to play us one of his own songs! And something tells me that it will be launched to the world in just a few days! What a treat, thank you so much, Eric!-------------If you are interested in participating in one of our future recordings, if you have questions, or if you would like to share your adventure with us, please do contact me at: BBunclody@gmail.com. Stay tuned for our next episode and always remember to love your life! 
  6. - Season 2, Episode 7 - The American Painters of the Great Depression: The Example of Thomas Donnelly                     (Thesis written by Cathy Mahon and narrated by Stephen Sniffin)Thomas Donnelly was born of Irish descent on February 25th 1893 and grew up in Washington D.C where he obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Corcoran School of Art. In 1915, he moved to New York City to launch his career as an artist. He studied at the Art Students League of NY, and later on became a member of the Board. In 1917, Donnelly was drafted to the armed services under the Artists of the War Commando and joined World War I until the armistice. Back in NY, Donnelly rapidly became a well-known regionalist artist among the art connoisseurs of the city for his landscapes, coastal scenes, portraits and still life paintings. He was exhibited in museums, fairs and cultural events, all around the city. His responsibility as a painter was to pay tribute to nature and to bring the rural neighbourhoods into the cities. On a summer day of 1923, the artist drove through Westchester County; he stopped near a Welcome to Valhalla sign, he carefully sharpened his lithographic crayons and slowly immortalized the village on a piece of paper. On this very same day, Thomas Donnelly fell in love with the little village of Valhalla. Today, his sketch Overlooking Valhalla is part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s permanent collections. In 1925, Thomas met Eve Kollgen, a 23-year old young English lady aspiring to become an artist. After dating for a few months, they got married and built their home in Valhalla. The four-bedroom house was located less than an hour away from NY, right next to the dam, on 44 Howard Avenue. They built it big enough to welcome a family. Donnelly had it all planned; he would commute to the city for his exhibits, would come home each night to his family, and would continue painting the countryside. Little did the know that he had invested in a house that would soon become a financial burden. The Roaring 20s were about to come to an end and the stock market was about to crash. On 29 October 1929, the biggest financial crisis in US history abruptly hit the country, driving Donnelly’s artwork to remain unsold, his bills to accumulate, and his quality of life to collapse. Because of the depression, Donnelly’s clients could no longer pay for his artwork. Within a few months, the rising star became a distant celebrity, with scarcer visits to NY City, and with exhibits more locally based. In June 1934, Donnelly wrote a desperate letter to Forbes Watson, the director in charge of the art program of the Works Progress Administration and to President Roosevelt himself, begging them to implement a strong Federal project that would replace the local programs, and would truly help the struggling artists. His letters did not remain unread, and when the Federal Art Project of the Work Progress Administration was finally launched in August 1935, Thomas Donnelly immediately became a proud federal employee. For $40 a month, his job was to embellish America and paint “the American Scene” on public buildings. On September 16th 1948, Eve, Thomas Donnelly’s beloved bride of 22 years, died at the early age of 45 years old, leaving the artist devastated. From then on, he refused all invitations from the major institutions and became a part-time schoolteacher in Valhalla public school and a jury in the local art contests. He finally remarried 18 years later. But at last, on April 24th 1971, after a long and full life, Thomas Donnelly, the World War I veteran, the talented New Yorker, the artist of the Great Depression, and the local resident of Valhalla, died peacefully at the age of 78 years old in his home. 
  7. - Season 2, Episode 8 - Podcast – Interview with Sakurako (Yoko), a Kimono Artist from Westchester County. 🇯🇵Today, I would like to introduce you to Sakurako Biem, a Japanese citizen who moved to the US with her family 20 years ago to follow her husband, as he got a new job in New York City.🏯Yoko was born in Tokyo and raised in Osaka, the second biggest city in Japan. After her graduation, she worked for an import-export Japanese company and then obtained a job in France, where she studied the French language and familiarized herself with the French culture. Back in Japan, she met Alain, a young professional from Cameroon (Africa), and later-on, married him. Together, they ultimately settled-down in Westchester county (New York), and had two beautiful daughters, now 17 and 15.🎎Yoko is a passionate professional Kimono Artist and Teacher. While in Japan, she studied the art of the kimono with all its meanings, symbols and styles. In this interview, Yoko first defines the word "Kimono", and explains to us the role of her national costume in the Japanese Society. Who wears a kimono, why and when? What symbols are hidden being this beautiful robe, made-out of silk?🌏While talking to us about her cultural heritage and customs, we could feel Yoko's pride, talent and immense knowledge. Together, we were able to travel across the globe and landed in Japan, for a little over 13 minutes.                          🥰This interview was so much fun and informative! 🗾To close our discussion, Yoko agreed to say a few words in Japanese; What a treat!                           Thank you so much, Yoko for this fascinating moment!If you are interested in participating in one of our future recordings, if you have questions, if you want to pay tribute to a loved one, or if you would like to share your adventure with us, please do contact me, at: BBunclody@gmail.com. Stay tuned for our next episode and always remember to live your life with passion! 
  8. - Season 2, Episode 9 - In this episode, Aurore Capone will talk to us about her life experience.📬Follow Aurore on:Facebook: Préludes d'Aurore -  https://www.facebook.com/Pr%C3%A9ludes-d-Aurore-311534243018781/Instagram: Aurore Perez Capone - https://www.instagram.com/auroreperezcapone/?hl=enEmail: aurore.capone@hotmail.fr 🇫🇷 Aurore was born and raised in Montpellier, in the South of France. After graduation, she became a Tour Operator and travelled the world rating hotels for a national travel agency (Leclerc Voyages) who displayed the most beautiful resorts in their catalogues.When Aurore's daughters were born, she settled down in a little town, near Montpellier  and started working behind a desk in a travel agency, but she quickly realized that the 9-to-5 workstyle was simply not made for her.🐕‍🦺Aurore then decided to enroll in a career learning program where she learned to become a Dog Groomer. Upon certification, she opened her own grooming salon and worked as an entrepreneur for 7+ years.👩‍🎤All that time, Aurore also uncovered her new passion and unconditionally immersed herself in the world of the arts. As she was taking painting, sculpting and pottery classes and was studying art history, she gradually understood that art was not only a mode of expression thru creativity and feelings, but it was also a way of life, a therapeutic process, and an ultimate life changer.🎨So, after 7 years of self employment as a Dog Groomer, Aurore decided to leave it all behind and live her passion, full-time, as an Artist. 👩‍🎨💖Aurore cannot only be applauded for her courage and her immense talent, but she must also be commended for her selfless actions. For five years now, she has been donating her artwork to multiple organizations to help the communities in need. Among them:  🖼Toiles Solidaires (France): https://toiles-solidaires.com/🇺🇳The United Nations (NY): https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/statement/2016-12-03/secretary-generals-remarks-ambassadors-ball-hosted-hospitalityTherefore, Aurore's story is not only enlightening, but it also teaches us that in life, nothing is impossible; the road to happiness and professional success is only a dream away for anyone willing to work hard enough and take chances!        Way to go, Aurore, and thank you so much for this very special moment!                                                                ------If you, just like Aurore, would be interested in participating in one of our future recordings, if you have questions or if you would like to share your adventure, do contact me at: BBunclody@gmail.com.  Stay tuned for our next episode and never stop dreaming! 
  9. - Season 2, Episode 10 -🗣In this episode, Mimi will talk to us about her childhood dreams and her passion for coffee. ☕️Mimi was born and raised in Ethiopia 🇪🇹, in Africa.  As a child, she would often visit her grandmother in the countryside and learned how to pick the best coffee beans from her grandma's gardens 🌳. She would roast the beans, prepare the best cup of coffee with the rest of her family, and would enjoy her homemade product for hours, while also building priceless memories.🇺🇸Mimi came to Mount Kisco in her teens and always dreamt of opening a coffee house🏚. All she wanted in life was to create a warm and cozy environment for her customers; a place where they would enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, while sitting comfortably on a couch, chat with friends, listen to live music and participate in poetry readings.📆As a young entrepreneur, Mimi first opened an Ethiopian restaurant🍵, and about a year 1/2, ago, she finally launched the coffee house of her dreams, downtown Mount Kisco (NY).☕️Even though her coffee house is located just a block away from a very renown Coffee Chain, her business is doing really well. Despite the Covid 19 eternal confinement, the restrictions mandated on small businesses, and the fierce competition all around her, Mimi's little coffee shop has risen to the challenge and has become a “must go to” for all the people living or working in the area. 🥰🙏Today, Mimi finally feels that her dreams came true, and even if her business requires hard work, she has no regret, and knows that her coffee house is where she belongs. In this interview, Mimi talks about her business with love and passion. Some may end-up labelling her as an entrepreneur, but to her, she is simply a passionate woman who could not stop dreaming until she finally reached her goals. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Mimi's passion for coffee is also contagious; the people she hires become drawn by her positive energy and her customers keep coming back for more, while enjoying the welcoming and friendly environment that she has created.In addition to coffee, Mimi also bakes cookies 🍪, croissants 🥐 and muffins 🥮, she purchases scones from local bakeries 🍥, she imports high-quality organic teas 🍵, and she makes homemade smoothies from local ingredients and limited amount of sweets 🧉.💕Thank you so much, Mimi for choosing Mount Kisco as your hometown. You have become a key element to the Westchester Community; you bring us all together around your delicious products, and you surely are an inspiration to all of us. In sum, you truly represent what the American Dream is all about:  Passion, Sacrifice, Risk-taking, Hard work, and a drop of Luck!                                           ☕️-   Mimi's Coffee House  - ☕️📬Address: 37 S Moger Ave, Mt Kisco, NY 10549✆ Phone: (914) 864-1646📡Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mimiscoffeemk/                                                            ----------❣️If you are interested in participating in one of our future recordings, if you have questions, or if you would like to share your adventure with us, please do contact me at:                                                             BBunclody@gmail.com
  10. - Season 2, Episode 11 - 🗣Today, I am proud to introduce you to Mrinal Jindal. Mrinal’s friends often call him “Doc,” as he has always been known for his caring and gentle personality.  Doc was born in Ludhiana Punjab, in India 🇮🇳 from a family of scholars.  His parents are dental surgeons, his sisters are doctors, and Doc himself is proudly following his family’s footsteps as he recently graduated college as a dental surgeon. 👨🏽‍⚕️As a child, Doc already loved listening to his friends and always helped them the best he could. He would offer them advise, would console them, or would simply lend an ear to the ones in need. 👨🏽‍🤝‍👨🏿👫While working with his father, Doc continued going to college, but he was also often drawn by the magic element of the social media community 📡that can bring people together and let them communicate over countless topics. 🎙At last! Doc feels that his childhood dreams have finally come true! He has found a way to consolidate his needs to help others with his passion for the social media community by creating a PODCAST that offers advice to people from all over the world.🌏🎤Doc's podcast, called "A Smidge of Reality with Dr. Mrinal Jindal," aims at helping people free themselves from stress, anxieties, overwhelming situations and low self-esteem. This is not to say that, in a time where our world is going through so much pain, sadness, negativity and hanger, we are so grateful for someone like Doc who brings us all peace, comfort and kindness.🙏😁Thank you so very much, Doc! And best of luck for all your future endeavors! We are looking forward to your next episodes and can't wait to participate in your future events, such as live recordings and Q&A's!🎧Doc's Podcast: "A Smidge of Reality with Dr. Mrinal Jindal"iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-smidge-of-reality-with-dr-mrinal-jindal/id1517359630Buzzprout: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1137917.rssSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/21jQqwOhEZIVmIQk9f8jhg?si=6LRfHCLDR9CBGOBbN098DwLinktree: https://linktr.ee/dr.mrinal_jindal?fbclid=IwAR3MJQ2Rwan6QDHx-CPxSVTwXh6xycEsuN396fzIbPSBkuPH60Ehd9Nef8g                                                                  ----------💌If you, just like Doc, are interested in participating in one of our future recordings, if you have questions, or if you would like to share your passions and adventure with us, please do contact me at:                                          BBunclody@gmail.com  Stay tuned for our next episode and always remember to be kind to each other! Thanks, Doc! And keep-up the good work! 
  11. - Season 2, Episode 12 - 🗣In today’s episode, Colette Bennett and Susan Dunne will talk to us about their passion for their hometown and will describe how they are using the social media to keep their community vibrant.👩🏼‍🤝‍👩🏻Colette and Sue grew-up in Bunclody, a little town located in Wexford County, in Ireland. 🇮🇪 As children, they were not particularly interested in history classes, but now that school is long behind them, they have learned the importance of memories, and have become more passionate about the stories debated at the dinner tables, these tearful memories referring to the old times, or these tales bringing-up good old characters 👵🏼👴🏼, or lively chaps running down the streets 🏃🏻‍♂️🏃‍♀️ Sue and Colette only met a few years ago, but they immediately bounded over their common passion for their little town. Besides, they may be quite a few years apart, but this interview immediately showcased their complicity, and proved how their Facebook Group has brought them together, evolving from acquaintances to true friends.Sue's and Colette's bond all started a few years ago, when Sue decided to create a Facebook Group called “Bunclody History and Photos.” 📡Sue wanted to share her memories with the rest of her community, so she chose to upload a few family photos, while also encouraging people to interact with her by posting fun facts, heartfelt memories and old pictures. Eventually, she met Colette and decided to invite her as an administrator of the group and together, they have been captivating thousands of people from the region and beyond, ever since.😁Today, more than 4,100 people have joined “Bunclody History and Photos” and Sue's and Colette's group has fully integrated the community as a valuable tool that keeps Bunclody's history alive and vibrant.Great work, Sue and Colette, you truly are two ladies full of passion and aspiration, and we are all very lucky that you chose Bunclody as your town of heart, now and forevermore. 💞                                                                    -----------📬For more information on Sue's and Colette's Facebook Group, please visit:Bunclody History & Photoshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1671583426408300/                                                                        --------🎧If you are interested in participating in one of our future recordings, if you have questions, if you would like to share your adventure with us or if you would like to pay tribute to a loved-one, please do contact me at:                                                            BBunclody@gmail.com Stay tuned for our next episode and always remember to love your life!Thanks, Colette and Susan, and see you both very soon in Bunclody! 💕 
  12. - Season 2, Episode 14 -🗣In this episode, Catherine will talk to us about her past and her passion for History.🇫🇷Catherine was born in Alsace, in the East of France. Upon graduation, she moved to Strasbourg to study law, where she gradually grew a passion for social and political sciences.  Catherine then left for Paris and pursued her education in La Sorbonne University and fell in love with the French Capital, to the point that she now calls the metropolis her “adopted city.” 💕🎨Even though Paris may be considered by many as the City of Love, Catherine assimilates the French Capital as a living museum, a place where history merges with the present, a setting where long-lost poets have engraved their arts in urban stones, and a venue where the artwork is naturally displayed on each street corner.   In 2016, Catherine obtained her master's degree in intellectual Property &  Information Technology, and devoted herself to her passion for classical music, nature and history. During her free time, Catherine also likes to volunteer for various organizations, especially the ones assisting the elderly. 👩🏻‍⚖️👩‍🔧Today, Catherine and I mainly discussed her Facebook group created In 2008 and called “Histoire & Anecdotes Croustillantes," or “History and Nosy Little Stories,” in English. 12 years later, Catherine's group counts more than 240,000 members, with new history fans joining each day from all around the globe! Her posts are fun to read, thoughtful, instructive and factual; they are accompanied by images, artwork and fun facts, and they always welcome respectful comments, questions and suggestions.What a commitment, Catherine! You found a perfect way to communicate your passion with the world, while also healing, comforting and helping the people in need. 📬For more information on Catherine's Facebook Group, please visit:Facebook GroupHistoire & Anecdotes CroustillantesFacebook Fan ClubHistoire & Anecdotes Croustillantes🏅For more information on Wilma Rudolph's life and exploits, visit:WikipediaWilma Rudolph                                                 ---------🎧That’s it for today! If you are interested in participating in one of our future recordings, if you have questions, or if you would like to share your adventure with us, please do contact me at:                                          BBunclody@gmail.comStay tuned for our next episode and always remember to live your life with passion! 🥰 Thank you, Catherine! 
  13. - Season 2, Episode 15 -           🗣In this episode, Alfatih Hamad will talk to us about the way he and his family have fully integrated Islam in their busy lives. Alfatih is a Sudanese Citizen 🇸🇩born and raised in Sudan. 🎓After graduating from college in Darfour and Bordeaux, France, Alfatih moved to Paris, where he integrated UNESCO Headquarters, and then relocated to New York City to become a Deputy Director in the UNESCO Liaison Office in the City that never sleeps. All along, he continued to profess his love for Allah with his wife and their beautiful children, and also never seized to honor diversity and cultural differences. 👨🏽‍💼I met Alfatih in 2001 when I first entered UNESCO as a junior staff. He was my boss, back then and taught me so much about the UN System, but above all, Alfatih and I quickly became friends and learned from each other, while speaking French in the heart of Manhattan and laughing about our daily lives.🙎🏾‍♀️👨🏽‍💼👨🏽‍💼👨🏽‍💼👨🏽‍💼Alfatih has raised his children as good young US Muslim men and women. In this episode, he  describes the world “Islam” for us all, he explains the meaning and the use of the Quran, he shares why it is important to visit the Mecca at least once in a lifetime, and he describes how one can remain a good Muslim throughout their lives. 🛐As it is true that religions can sometimes feel empowering as they provide peace and comfort to people, they can also create anxiety and lead to judgements among believers. When asked how he deals with the potential struggle, Alfatih replies that religions are there to teach love and respect for others, but they can unfortunately be misused by driven spirits who tend to use religions for their own agenda.🥰Thank you so much, Alfatih! I really appreciate your willingness to share your thoughts with us all, today. I wish you and your family all the happiness for the future!                                                         ---------If you are interested in participating in one of our future recordings, if you have questions, or if you would like to share your adventure with us, please do contact me at: BBunclody@gmail.com. Stay tuned for our next episode and always remember to respect one another! Thank you, Mr. Hamad and see you very soon! 🥰😁
  14. - Season 2, Episode 16 -🗣In this episode, Aidan will talk to us about his childhood in Bunclody and his mission to bring clean water to hundreds of rural communities in Uganda. 🇺🇬🇮🇪Aidan Jordan is an Irish citizen born in Kiltealy, a little village located in Wexford County, in Ireland. At age 12, Aidan went to FCJ Convent (Bunclody secondary school), but continued to play Football for his local club in Kiltealy, called “Duffrey Rovers” and developed a keen rivalry with his schoolmates who were playing for "Half Way House Bunclody.” 👨🏻‍🎓Upon graduation, Aidan went to Maynooth College to become a teacher and enjoyed travelling to the US with Nick, his older brother, and Mary, his girlfriend. 👨🏼‍🏫After briefly working as a farmer, Aidan ultimately settled down as a geography teacher in St Patrick’s Secondary School, in Navan and branched out into charity work while also traveling with his students to India to immerse them in the culture, visit the slums and work in the orphanages run by the Sisters of Charity.In 2000, Joan, Aidan's little sister sadly passed away. Together with Nick, they approached a humanitarian organization called "Fields of Life" and decided to build a school in Uganda named after Joan. 🎓Today, 350 Ugandan children are enrolled in Joan's school, who will forever remember her as the angel who saved their lives. 🙏🏻💦In 2010, Nick founded his own humanitarian organization called “Wells of Life” to build wells in Uganda 🇺🇬, and two years ago, Aidan opened a branch in Ireland to raise funds and awareness for the Ugandan people in desperate need of clean water.Thank you, Aidan! Your humility and your good heart are a true example for us all 💕📬For more information on Wells of Life , please visit:Aidan's Contact Details (Ireland)Email - aidan@wellsoflife.orgNick's Contact Details (USA)Email - Nick@wellsoflife.orgWebsiteWells of LifeFacebook PagesWells of Life Facebook (Ireland)Wells of Life Facebook (USA)YoutubeWells of Life YouTube🕊For more information on John Hume, visit:The Nobel Price WebsiteJohn HumeGo Fund Me Page - Build a Well in John Hume's Name:John Hume Peace Well                                                 ---------🎧 If you are interested in participating in one of our future recordings, if you have questions, or if you would like to share your adventure with us, please contact me at:                                         BBunclody@gmail.comStay tuned for our next episode and always remember to be kind to eachother! 🥰

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