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A hectic few days! Arriving in Bolivia

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

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Squid? I don’t understand… A week of training before my placement

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

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What will you be doing in Bolivia when you arrive in August?

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

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Our First Training Session in Koforidua – Leadership

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

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EWB, BDS, MBC… What does it all mean?!?!

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

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We Came, We Talked, We Learned a Ton!

Two of the things that are most important about predep are meeting the other Professional Fellows from across the country, and learning what you need to know to make your placement a success.  When you first find out that you … Continue reading

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