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Originally we were supposed to have about a week in La Paz for orientation and to get acclimatized to the altitude before heading to Sucre. But plans change, and after a crazy 2 days of travel, we had to spend … Continue reading
This past week I’ve been attending SKWID (pronounced like “squid”) in Ottawa. For those not in the Cuso International family, that stands for Skills and Knowledge for Working in Development (I think…?). Basically, it’s 5 days of training at Cuso’s office … Continue reading
I’ve told you that I’m leaving but it’s probably not super clear what I’ll actually be doing in Bolivia! I have accepted a 1 year placement with CUSO international. They’re a great organization which pairs people with specific skills sets … Continue reading
A lot of people are confused about the work I’m actually doing here, so I thought I’d give you more details! As of last week, our 3-person team has embarked on a 3 month journey that we call a “clinic”. Now, … Continue reading
EWB Canada (which stands for Engineers Without Borders) is the NGO who hired me for this placement. EWB focuses on systemic change as its primary goal. This is different from a lot of other development organizations, who might focus on … Continue reading