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Joel Toorenburgh - Blog 7: The Great Fun Magical Day (GFMD)

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For my last blog post, I want to talk about one of my favourite experiences I had while in Dhaka.  

Quite a way back now, in July, we were lucky enough to meet Anas, a young man who had previously worked with RMMRU, but who was pursuing his Master’s degree in Germany. Anas had come back to Bangladesh to visit family and during his visit, he also did a bit of work for RMMRU. It was at this time that we met Anas. We quickly formed a bond and were eager to spend more time together and learn about his life. Unfortunately, Anas had to return back to Germany to continue with his studies. However, the discussions we had in Dhaka lead us to stay in touch.

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Joel Toorenburgh - Blog 6: The Bubble

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**Disclaimer: The following is personal blog based on my individual experience in Dhaka, Bangladesh.** 

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. 

― Paulo Freire

When we aren’t directly confronted with an issue, it’s easy to ignore it. When we don’t know an issue, when we don’t see it, or we aren’t informed of the stakes at play, it’s really really easy to ignore it. 

Joel Toorenburgh - Blog 5: Expecting English

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**Disclaimer: The following is personal blog based on my individual experience in Dhaka, Bangladesh.**

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Joel Toorenburgh - Blog 4: The Voice

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"There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
"I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong."
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What's right for you--just listen to

Joel Toorenburgh - Blog 3: The Difference a Day Makes

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**Disclaimer: The following is personal blog based on my individual experience in Bangladesh.**

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. 

- Billy Graham

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Joel Toorenburgh - Blog 2: What does one really know?

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In my first blog, I share some reflections about my experience and the benefits of stopping and listening.

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Joel Toorenburgh - Blog 1: Introductory Podcast (interviewed by Emma De Vynck)

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Name: Joel Toorenburgh

Date: 29 April 2016

Location: University of Victoria

Title: Introductory Podcast

Summary: Introduction to Joel and his placement with RMMRU 

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