Category Archives: Personal beliefs

My beliefs with regards to Engineers Without Borders’ work, international development, and life in general, and how they are evolving throughout my placement.

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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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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Redeparture

The captain slowly taxies our plane around the runway to the designated location; we’ve been going around for a little while now. It’s a good time to reflect but I’d rather let my mind go numb just now – my … Continue reading

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Politique

« Blaise Compaoré, c’est la promesse d’un Burkina Faso émergent. » (Slogan de campagne présidentielle de Blaise Compaoré, répété partout et par tous dans les journaux et à la télévision.) « Est-ce que les gens savent même ce que signifie émergent ? S’ils le … Continue reading

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Good Development – How? Why?

“You are Canadian. How is Canada going to help us develop? Now that you have come here, how are you going to help us?” … What do you answer to that? Continue reading

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Les “vraies réalités” du Burkina Faso

« Une semaine dans un village pour voir les vraies réalités du Burkina Faso… d’accord. Ce sont, effectivement, des réalités. » — M. Boubakar Cissé, Directeur du Développement de l’Entreprenariat Agricole Continue reading

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