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Review for Terra Segura International, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

Terra Segura International has been inactive since about 2002. It concentrated on developing technology to clear landmines, and won praise from many people and agencies, including a former Prime Minister of Canada and NATO's anonymous reviewers of contractors.

The problem of landmines has not gone away, though it has eased somewhat. Good, cheap, ubiquitous technology is still necessary. The possibility still exists that Terra Segura will be revived, most probably to develop projects in Afghanistan.

Terra Segura means "safe ground" or "safe earth" in Latin.

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(PS: The reviewer, TikTock, who left a highly negative review, is, according to strong documentary evidence, a man named Rene Branconnier who defrauded the company he refers to as G8. The story about this may be seen at www.global8net. org. He has never been associated with Terra Segura International, but has a strong interest in damaging the organization in order to get at the founder, myself, because I am the whistleblower who exposed him to the Securities and Exchange Commission and other law enforcement.)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Developing appropriate technology through R&D, helping by writing articles in industry and defense journals to redefine landmine clearing as a public health enterprise rather than a quasi-military/acute care activity.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Revive it, develop a more organically supportable business model, be more hard-headed in developing the team, develop more resources before going public, and then get out of the way of the passion of the team to get the job done.

Role:  Board Member & Developed landmine clearing technology.

Review for San Diego Children's Choir, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Our daughter, now 11, has been in the choir since first grade. She's loved all of her conductors, even while chafing sometimes at the discipline. Now she's skilled in music reading, singing and professional demeanor, some of which she learned without even realizing that what she was experiencing was instruction according to a clear methodology - she just thought she was practicing and having fun. Though she has started and stopped several activities, including violin, which she does at school mainly to remain social with her musical friends, she's constant and dedicated with her singing. I don't know how far she'll go, but I won't be surprised if she keeps it up for her entire academic career and beyond.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've been a chaperon at probably 95% of the concerts that my daughter has been in. I've enjoyed helping make sure the concerts have come off well, and it's been good getting to know the conductors, staff and other parents.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Chaperon at concert, helped set up, etc.