I’ve made such good friends in Dakar. Friends I hope will be around for years to come. A couple weeks ago these friends and I made the trip to Gorée Island. The night before I began to prepare to feel a sadness similar to my previous visits to Robben Island or DC’s Holocaust Memorial Museum. […]Read more "Gorée Island, Senegal"
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia describes the severe impact Ebola is having on countries in West Africa. Sharing because I think it gives perspective.Read more "President of Liberia on Ebola"
In the months since my last post I have completed my 2 year Peace Corps service in Kenya, went home for 6 weeks to visit friends and family in 4 states, and moved to Dakar, Senegal where I have lived for nearly 1 month in my Peace Corps Response position as the Communications and Media manager […]Read more "Swahili Isn’t Helping Me Here"
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And the sooner we both acknowledge this, the sooner we can begin to address the problem. So let’s talk. “Wait just a minute here, Rachel. You’re like, the least racist person I know. You’re always sharing stuff about race and racism. You couldn’t possibly be racist.” Here’s the deal. Racism…
Khalil coordinated a 3-day community health program called “Siku ya Elimu kwa Jamii” (Family Education Day). Each day we went to a different village and raised awareness on challenges facing the community such as: HIV/AIDS and VCT testing, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and Malaria. Of course I taught about malaria prevention, net care and repair […]Read more "OVPs: Khalil’s Siku ya Elimu kwa Jamii"
April 25th was World Malaria Day/WMD. March – May was our time to shine as the Stomp Out Malaria program coordinators in Kenya and shine we did through the incredible work of our volunteers. In celebration of WMD our volunteers completed 26 projects which reached over 52,000 community members and they are still working to reach […]Read more "World Malaria Day Project Results"
For the past few years there has been an escalation of the use of Ankara fabric, Kitenge, mud cloth and other fabrics made in Africa or are considered a representation of traditional wear in Africa. I love these bright prints so no complaints from me, I hope it never goes away. Stella Jean continues to create my […]Read more "What I Like Right Now: Stella Jean"