The Problem with Telling my Foreign Volunteers Speak English

For two years I worked for an organization that coordinated exchanges between youth from Canada and from other countries. Often, when outside of our sessions, our exchange country (EC) youth would speak their local language. Noticing that some of the Canadians were trying to socialize with the EC youth and could not because of language, Read More


Trying to Write About the Women

Today I was finally productive. It’s been feeling as if the days have been going by so quickly and are so filled with meetings, or lunches that I haven’t had time to actually produce anything. Today though I wrote a first draft of a success story for the Benishangul Gumuz Food Security and Economic Growth Read More


Settling In

Friday, September 7th 2012 Today I moved into the house that will be my home for the next month.  It’s really cute. It’s a two bedroom bungalow with two bathrooms, a living room, kitchen and dining room. There’s even a fireplace! Ethiopia will enter a new year on Tuesday, September 11th. It will be 2005! Read More