Ending my VSO assignment

Jambo! I haven’t been able to blog after the last post and that’s because I was already finishing my assignment as a VSO Volunteer for Lukore Farmers Cooperative in Mombasa. I completed my assignment two weeks ago, and while one part of me was saddened that I’m already leaving Lukore, my home for the past…

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Signs 008: Climate Change

One of the last activities I participated in on my last few days as a VSO Volunteer was an awareness campaign on Climate Change in Mombasa. It was a half-day activity that included tree-planting and beach-clean up. Here’s one of the signs that I saw there, it is in English and Swahili languages: I’m not…

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When it rains…

  … it pours. So the saying goes. Generally, this English idiom connotes a negative meaning. But for my case, this quote has taken an opposite connotation… which is a good thing! No, make that gold! Since I returned home after my placement as a VSO Volunteer in Kenya, I had difficulty in finding a…

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Signs, signs 001: Threesome

  My days, and nights, as a VSO Volunteer in Mombasa, Kenya are long and lonely. I live in a rented room within the community I was working in, and lived amongst them. They were very kind people, and never did I feel like an outsider. However, when homesickness and loneliness attacked me, there is…

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