When Rachel Walter was a little girl, she dreamed of adopting a child someday. Eventually, in travels for her former employer, the University of Findlay (UF), that desire was enhanced. On one visit to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, a UF student showed Rachel a picture he had taken. The camera had captured Rachel
There is a virtual hill to climb in order to adopt internationally, and it is comprised of sheets and sheets of paper and months and months of waiting. Audrey Todd, 39, of McComb, describes international adoption as a “long rollercoaster.” While it can be exhausting, “it is exciting to know you have this child out
School doesn’t run just Monday through Friday for Japanese students in Findlay, as they also attend a special school on Saturdays! The Japanese Saturday school in Toledo, presents an important link between the students and Japan. Connection to home Established in 1990, the school is located at the Maumee Valley Country Day School in a
Findlay’s relationship with the Japanese city of Kawaguchi includes a high school student exchange program, where students can better learn about Japanese culture and language.
Acknowledging the cultural value of native languages Students at the University of Findlay organized International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2019. The goal of the event was to encourage linguistic and cultural diversity, to recognize and celebrate multilingualism and to acknowledge the cultural and personal value of people’s native languages. Forty-three percent of the
Aruna Rajan, from Delhi, India and now living in Findlay, has been studying Carnatic classical music since she was five years old. Carnatic classical is a vocal style of music originating in southern India. When she started lessons, Rajan said, “I was not at all interested. I could hear my friends jumping, playing and running
The City of Findlay and Hancock County planted 13 cherry trees in Downtown Findlay’s Dorney Plaza in late May to commemorate their many years of friendship with Japan and a local cultural group.
It has been said that charity begins at home. That is definitely true for Findlay photographers and world travelers, Eric and Jessica Leszkowicz. This artistic couple owns Keepsake Portraits and are rearing their children, AnnaGrace (15) and KaraLynn (8), not only to see how they can help local nonprofits but also to assist people around the world.
Instead of turning on the TV or video games when kids get antsy, why not take a trip around the world? Traveling internationally might not be in your budget, but you can explore the world from the comfort of your own home.