Hope in Coffee on Idjwi
A Delegation from the Polus Center arrived on the island of Idjwi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to meet with coffee cooperatives and assess how injured coffee producers, who have lost their ability to farm due to injuries sustained by landmines /explosive remnants of war, might return to work.
Polus Center Celebrates 20 years of International Victim Assistance Work
The Polus Center Celebrated it's 20 year anniversary supporting victims of conflict around the world, with an exhibition and benefit events this past May, at the A.P.E. Gallery in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts.
Photographer Stephen Petegorsky : From Conflict to Coffee
Follow photographer Stephen Petegorsky as he travels with the Polus Center to Nicaragua, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in From Conflict to Coffee. His photography follows rehabilitation work with injured coffee farmers struggling to survive in the aftermath of civil unrest and war.
Join Michael Lundquist & Asem Hasna for a cup of coffee and conversation.
Follow along as Syrian refugee Asem Hasna takes you on a harrowing journey from Syria to Germany where he helps give other amputees a second chance at mobility.
Dark to Light : Exhibition Benefit
May 15-19, 2018 From Jordan to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Polus Center has supported victims of conflict the world over for the past 20 years. Join us this May as we celebrate our work with Syrian refugee youth and the Coffeelands Trust. Find out more about our planned events here...
All Things Irish 2018
Come join the Polus Center as we celebrate All Things Irish! This lively fundraiser is always a crowd pleaser. Enjoy bag pipers, Irish step dancers, traditional foods, and community spirit. Proceeds from the evening will support the Polus Center’s Envision Success Project, a career exploration and job training program for legally blind young adults age 14-21.
Dave Evans in the Congo
Dave Evans sends greetings from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Right now he is on the ground there working as part of a Polus Center effort. In this short video montage we see him providing direct assistance to wounded coffee farmers and upgrading the skills of local technicians who are to care for them.
Coffeelands Trust Fundraiser
During our work in Nicaragua we discovered the fact that so many of the people impacted by landmines make their livelihoods from coffee. Landmines and explosives have been present in six of the ten top coffee producing countries in the world. In this letter from Executive Director Michael Lundquist, he shares more about how we can make a difference in the lives of coffee farmers whose very livelihood puts them at risk.
Dark to Light: A Syrian Child's Journey
A collection of paintings by Syrian refugee children participating in Polus Centers expressive arts therapy programming Amman, Jordan. The Exhibition opened October 5th at the Old Truman Brewery in London.
The Sir Bobby Charlton Center For Support & Rehabilitation opens in Amman, Jordan
UK Based Charity Find A Better Way, has partnered with the Polus Center and Asia Development Training to provide a permanent home for our long running prosthetic rehabilitation program in Jordan.