Harriet Russell travelled alone to Kyrgyzstan for three months in 2008. Through her independent volunteer work and staying with local artisans, she learned about the daily lives of the Kyrgyz people.
Harriet ventured to places where the townspeople had no contact with native English speakers and even the Peace Corps is not allowed to go. She visited social agencies, crafting collectives and many schools. Using her professional skills, she coached women in small business development, taught yoga and stress management, trained English language teachers in methodologies, and bought the first books for an English language library.
Harriet believes that education and cross cultural exchange is the grassroots vehicle for world peace. Her intention is to dispel fear and ignorance and show “The world is one family.”
Click on a link below to learn more about Venture from the Heart.
Venture From The Heart