Here at ForgottenSong we are actively working to bring meaningful content to our listeners, supporters, partners, friends and family. You may have seen some exciting videos from our recent trip to the Congo, and we want you to know there is a lot more to come. To continue our "Meet the Staff" blog series, we want to share more about Charles Davidson, our founder and director.
Charles is originally from Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's in International Relations in 2008 and a Master's in Anthropology in 2015. He is now working on his PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. His interests have always included travel, language learning and trying new things, all of which led to the foundation of ForgottenSong. He is married to Abby, an economic researcher in the DC area, and together, they work to try to come up with some of the best ways to consider what empowerment looks like in different parts of the world.
"It is amazing to see how peace-building and economic empowerment are truly inseparable in communities which have been ravaged by war and conflict, but it is equally noticeable that unless people are working for themselves to empower themselves, true change is hard to realize." - Charles Davidson
Charles always dreamed of being able to work with and for former child soldiers and, after years of gaining experience with ForgottenSong's projects elsewhere has seen his dream realized with ForgottenSong's "Off the Mountain" project in the Eastern Congo and is honored to work with such capable and passionate people as AJDC. Watch the video below to learn more about our work in the Congo!