Tuesday, September 14, 2010

what else?

Surprise, surprise. I'm missing Nigeria. Again. Still.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

excuse the advertisement, please.

I know this is not the right venue for an advertisement.

And if you're reading this right now, chances are you came here looking for the posts from my year in Nigeria. Which is great. And you can still find them all below. And I thank you for stopping by.

But first, can I tell you about what I'm doing now?

About how it's changing lives? And changing the face of higher education?

Rivendell Sanctuary is a residential 18-month program which offers an Associate of Arts.

That's nothing extraordinary I suppose. There are other places offering 18-month AAs.

The thing is, ours is extraordinary. Honestly. I don't know of another group doing what we do, offering what we offer in the way we offer it.
  • 30 students are matched with 4 faculty members and never change classes, classrooms or professors. Learning is based on relationships. This group lives together, learns together, grows together. Welcome to the IN-COMM education model: learning within community.
  • Knowledge is the pinnacle of the traditional education model, but whatever happened to Godly wisdom? Rivendell recognizes the importance of knowledge insofar as it is the means to wisdom. This is the difference between your bumper sticker honor students and Students of Honor.
  • We're not trying to replace the current education model. We're just trying to be a stepping stone into it. We recognize that a traditional university education is an importance step in terms of social status and achievement. But what if we could give you the first two years in a environment designed to ensure you will not fail, not in our program or anyone else's?
I am so excited about the future of Rivendell Sanctuary I want to scream it from the rooftops. Which is why I'm blogging about it on a blog which, for all intents and purposes, is out of commission.

If you're curious, please contact me: maggie@rivendellsanctuary.com. Check out our website, find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Ask. Learn. Come. Transform.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


It's been a tough evening of missing Nigeria. Lots of tears.

Read more of my "processing" thoughts here.