In The News

Legacy International, our programs, and alumni in the media:

  • July and August 2015  - Legacy International provided Yemeni teens stranded in US due to civil war at home with a meaningful and compassionate Summer Leadership Institute.  Their story was featured in several media outlets.

Unable to Return Home: Yemeni teens find refuge

Yemeni students gaining skills in Virginia

Local Organizations Help Yemeni students

Lynchburg News and Advance

  • Jan 10, 2015- Alum Mohammed Arif receives Moroccan 2mTV recognition about Morocco’s heroes. They speak about his public health care activities in remote areas of Morocco, as well as his health services initiatives that require long mule rides to provide health education in rural areas. See video
  • Aug 8, 2014 - TechGirls Harness the Power of Technology, as reported from W USA*9. “They’re making things happen, and they’re taking what they’ve learned and transferring those tech skills and leadership skills,” said Michele Christle with TechGirls, Legacy International. See WUSA*9 video also.
  • May 28, 2014 LivingSidebySide® in Kyrgyzstan400 high school students of the southern region of Kyrgyzstan are involved in the program”ZhitBokOBok ™»as reported by  the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe- OSCE (auto-translation from Russian available)
  • May 2013 – Arabic Language Institute (ALI) participant writes to Brattleboro Reformer from Marrakesh Morocco. “The Boston Marathon is an impressive example of international cooperation, an event that brings runners from nearly every country. These people, who are so eager to believe in an innocent man’s guilt, tarnish that reputation.This is especially disturbing for me as a student living in Marrakech, Morocco, an Arab nation.”
  • April 2013 -Middle East Fellows Program (U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress)  ”In the spring of 2009, FMC began a partnership with Legacy International, a Virginia-based NGO with 30 years of experience in citizen exchange programs, for the Middle East Legislative Fellows Program (LFP).”
  • 15 Mar 2013 - “Reflections from Egypt: What is True Democracy?” by Paul S. Ryan, of the Campaign Legal Center, a U.S. delegate in Legacy’s Legislative Fellows Program traveling to Egypt, wrote about the delegation’s program in Egypt.  His articles were published on the Campaign Legal Center’s Blog. These posts were disseminated via CLC’s email listserv (approx. 1,500 subscribers), Facebook page (approx. 500 followers) and Twitter feed (approx. 900 followers) and  are re-published on The Voting News.
  • 20 Feb 2013 – “The Importance of Democracy in North Africa by Peter Fenn, a Democratic political strategist and head of Fenn Communications, one of the nation’s leading political and public affairs media firms, was among the U.S. delegates in Legacy’s Legislative Fellows Program traveling to Rabat, Casablanca and Oujda, Morocco. He wrote for the U.S.News & World Report about his impressions as the group met with Moroccans from all walks of life including members of parliament, local officials, community leaders, students, and educators.
  • 4 Feb 2013 - Rich Galen, a U.S. delegates in Legacy’s Legislative Fellows Program traveled to Morocco, and wrote regular postings in his blog Mullings” throughout the program.  His blog reaches some 400,000 people per month.
  • 16 Jan 2012 Empathy Abroad (Auburn Publishing-Cayuga County News) Imani Williams is a senior at Auburn High School who was chosen to be part of the Legacy International experience, which culminated in a leadership ambassador trip to Indonesia.
  • 10 Oct 2011 Kyrgyzstan women benefit from Botetourt women’s visit and expertise (Roanoke Time’s Botetourt View) Excited and eager to share the experience, Jules Sowder and Johna Campbell, two women business owners from Botetourt County sipped coffee and recalled their recent trip to Kyrgyzstan as part of the two year “Kyrgyz Women’s Initiative.”
  • 9 Sept 2011  Pendleton to share expertise on non-profits in Kyrgyzstan. (Franklin News Post) The director of the Franklin County Perinatal Education Center, is one of a seven-member delegation who will share their expertise in Kyrgyzstan. The trip is part of a two-year program related to establishing non-profits, the Kyrgyz Women’s Leadership Development, sponsored by Bedford-based Legacy International.
  • 9 December, 2010 U.S. Delegation Visits Kuwait” (Al-Watan Daily). Article on the U.S. delegation visit to the Women’s Cultural and Social Society of Kuwait, as part of the Legislative Fellows Program.
  • 29 October, 2010Delegation visits county to learn about non-profits.” (The Franklin News Post). “…Twelve community leaders from Kyrgyzstan, the Kyrgyz Republic of Central Asia (formerly part of the Soviet Union), toured the county as part of a three-week trip in the region to meet their U.S. professional counterparts in non-profit organization work…”
  • 29 October, 2010Hospitality establishes a connection of the heart”  (The Franklin News Post). “It was great to see the county host a delegation of women from the country of Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday. Most of us probably have never heard of the nation, much less pronounce it correctly…”
  • 29 October, 2010 Bedford Area’s Legacy International fellows study Media and Government” (WSLS Channel 10) “The Bedford area’s Legacy International is welcoming 13 fellows studying the media and government in the United States from Kuwait and Oman. The thirteen young men and women represent rising leaders in their home country’s areas of journalism, business, and politics.”
  • 14 October, 2010International Visitors Study Lynchburg Government” (The Lynchburg Times). “Lynchburg Mayor Joan F. Foster, wearing a pink tee shirt to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Day,  welcomed 13 professionals from Kuwait and Oman to the city…”

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