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Chickens on buses

Last week the EWB team here in Malawi had a team meeting on the lake. The lake is beautiful, breezy, and everything you could want in the ramp-up to the hot season. 256 more words

Canadian Thanksgiving (In Northern Ghana)

Originally Yazan was supposed to leave for Tamale on Thursday and I was to leave on Friday (because neither of us wanted to miss a lot of work), but the Thursday morning  bus was full.   1,951 more words

Professional Fellow Placement (EWB)

Honey, I'm home

Hugs, goodbyes, airports, waiting, planes, London, hellos, goodbyes, waiting, planes, Ethiopia, waiting, planes, Malawi, no baggage. Then some really big hellos. And eventually the baggage came. 274 more words

Live Below the Line | 2

Day 0 – Stocking up

We’ve divided our needs into three major groups: carbs, veges, and protein. The majority of Sunday afternoon was devoted to scouring various asian supermarkets to get the cheapest ingredients. 305 more words


Just a face in the crowd

Brittany, one of the JF’s who was in Uganda this past summer, wrote a great blog piece about returning home to Canada.  Check it out!


Live Below the Line | 1

No, this is not some adrenaline-inducing acrobatic camp where people sleep while dangling from tight ropes. The Chan sisters are taking up a new challenge – to spend only $2.25 per day on food each, for 5 days in a row. 200 more words


Job Qualifications

Team, I’ll let you in on a little secret: I’m seriously under-qualified for my job here.

Maybe that isn’t much of a secret.  This Junior Fellowship program is for university students, after all.  368 more words

International Development