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About dbgiacobbi

I am a volunteer with Engineers Without Borders Canada, spending 10 months in Burkina Faso. I work with an agricultural college (Centre Agricole Polyvalent de Matourkou) and a rural development engineering school (l'Institut du Développement Rural). My idea of development is helping people in Burkina Faso Achieve their potential follow their own vision for themselves, for their school and for their country.

Who is Dorothy? (Part 2-2)

As of July 16th, I have been back in Montreal moving into the next chapter of my life. Despite the long blog hiatus since then, I will now be continuing the blog from back home, as there is much about … Continue reading

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Who is Dorothy (Part 2-1)

As of July 16th, I have been back in Montreal moving into the next chapter of my life. Despite the long blog hiatus since then, I will now be continuing the blog from back home, as there is much about … Continue reading

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Getting Around

Getting around With the end of my placement around the corner, time has accelerated and the amount of things to get done has increased exponentially. Sadly, that means it’s been a bit difficult for me to find time to communicate. … Continue reading

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Video – Le leadership au Burkina Faso

Qu’est-ce qu’un leader? Quels sont vos rêves pour le Burkina Faso? Pour vous? Une petite vidéo sur le programme de leadership burkinabé. Qu’en pensez-vous? p.s. La citation à la fin est traduite de l’anglais et je sais que j’ai commis … Continue reading

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Hints of a Revolt – Conclusion

This is the final part of “Hints of a Revolt”, an entry describing the recent unrest in Burkina Faso. You can start reading the entry here or read the previous part here. I recommend that you follow them chronologically before … Continue reading

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Hints of a Revolt – Part 4

Hello readers! Here is the 4th installment of “Hints of a Revolt,” (describing the recent unrest in Burkina Faso). You can read the first part here, the second part here and the third part here. I recommend a chronological read-through. Please … Continue reading

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Burkina’s funniest home videos

Sometimes, living in Burkina Faso is about developing leadership in the hopes the work you do will lead to real change and an improvement in people’s lives. Sometimes, it’s about a little kid pretending to be a martial arts master … Continue reading

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Hints of a Revolt – Part 3

Hi everyone! For those following closely, I’m really sorry, I thought I’d make it to the end of the “Hints of a Revolt” entry in 3 parts, but it looks like it’ll be 2 more (shorter, bite-sized) parts + an … Continue reading

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Hints of a revolt – Part 2

This is the 2nd part of a thus-far-three-part entry describing the recent unrest in Burkina. The first part can be found here and should definitely be read first for the following ones to make sense. Depending on how things evolve … Continue reading

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Hints of a revolt

Ignorance. Indifference. Apathy. In December, these are the words I would have used to describe how Burkinabes felt about politics. An election was held in November to which everyone knew the outcome before the campaign even started. The news of … Continue reading

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