WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 28, 2015) – Members of Sister Cities International’s leadership recently concluded a successful visit to India. During the visit, the delegation met with the Mayor of Agra, Hon. Indrajeet Arya to discuss a possible trilateral partnership between Tempe, US – Cusco, Peru – Agra, India. Agra is home to the Taj […]
Tempe Sister Cities Goat and Sheep Fund For as little as $30 you can purchase a goat or a sheep for a destitute family in Timbuktu, Mali. You can honor anyone you designate. You may even give the animal a name! Many people lost their livestock and possessions when they were forced to flee from […]
In reflecting on the time I spent this summer in Skopje, Macedonia, I am flooded with fond memories. From the moment that I got off of the plane in Macedonia, I was welcomed with open arms by my host teacher, Maja B. She has since transferred to a different school, but when I visited she […]
The first meeting of the Tempe Sister Cities Youth Group occurred on Sunday, September 14. Twenty-one members were in attendance, and seven were underclassmen from various local schools. The sophomores, juniors and seniors were inspired by guest speaker Councilman Corey Woods. Mr. Woods shared his personal path into the world of politics and city government. […]
How many people can say they’ve been snorkeling in the south of France? Not many! But I’m one of the few who has been lucky enough to have this experience, and it happened to me this past summer in Beaulieu sur Mer, France. One humid morning in France I woke up at 5 am to […]
Our annual event honors individuals who have made a substantial difference in people’s lives around the globe through their humanitarian efforts. Three outstanding humanitarians will be honored at the “Making a World of Difference” gala planned at Tempe Center for the Arts on October 9, 2014. This is Tempe Sister Cities’ way of thanking and […]
One of Tempe’s nine sister cities is Regensburg, Germany, at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers in Bavaria. And one of the prides of Regensburg—along with having Tempe, Ariz., for a sister city—is the Regensburger Domspatzen, the boys choir of Regensburg Cathedral. The boys of the Domspatzen could perhaps be considered nephews of […]
Tempe Sister Cities is hosting The Regensburger Domspatzen (Regensburg Cathedral Choir). The world-famous boys choir plays a very important role in the cultural life of Regensburg. They have been called the “Singing Ambassadors of the city”. The Domspatzen will be performing Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Tickets are available […]
We often wonder what our past participants in the Professional Educator Exchange are doing now…where are they, are they still educators? That is why we created this feature for Tempe Sister Cities Monthly Newsletter. This first Spotlight article is about Annette Asuncion, who was an exchange teacher to Regensburg in 2011.
It truly is a joy to relive once again this past summer and fall. Jill Osborne, Katy McGill, and I (Mary Bosen) were honored to travel to beautiful Lower Hutt, New Zealand as the Teacher’s Exchange Delegates for 2013. Katy was hosted by a delightful young teacher couple, Kelly and Rihania Chadwick, both 4/5grade teachers.