Category Archives: Connecting kids

Posts in this category aim to connect kids in Canada to African realities.

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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Welcome home!

Hey everyone, I’m back home and re-adapting to the sight of snow, the feel of sub-zero temperatures, eating cheese, taking hot showers and most of all, reconnecting with my friends and family. I miss both the work I was doing … Continue reading

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Final questions from Ms Paquette’s 1st-Graders – Everything!

Hi everyone! This week is the last installment of my exchanges with Ms Paquette’s 1st-Graders (I am coming home next week, after all.) This week, the students asked about anything they wanted to. They really went all over the map, … Continue reading

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Answering Ms Paquette’s 1st-Graders: Clothes in Africa

Hi everyone, sorry I didn’t post a blog entry during the week like I said I would try to do. With only two weeks left, there is a lot to do, and I’m behind on a lot of my things. … Continue reading

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Answering Ms Paquette’s 1st-Graders: Food in Burkina Faso

Hey everyone! I had been thinking for some time about writing an entry about food, and the perfect opportunity has presented itself, since that is what Ms. Paquette’s class was discussing this week. Like last week, four 1st-grade students have … Continue reading

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Answering Ms Paquette’s 1st Graders: Animals in Burkina

Hey everyone! Sorry for disappearing over the last couple of weeks and neglecting the blog. Repeated changes in location, lack of access to internet and lots of work have kept me busy, but communicating with all of you is important … Continue reading

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