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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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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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A child’s laughter

Hey everyone, Today’s entry results from another Put-me-to-work-for-a-day challenge. One of Mark Abbott’s four challenges was to make a child laugh. Though I tend to make children laugh just by being (apparently) odd, I thought I’d take the chance offered … Continue reading

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La vie en famille

Hey everyone, Here are the results of a challenge (Put-me-to-work-for-a-day-in-Burkina) from Isabelle, who asked me to describe to her what it was like to live a day in the life of a Burkinabe family. Here are two: _________________________________________________ Les premiers mouvements … Continue reading

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96 heures plus tard au Burkina

Note: for a different account of the same first 48 hours (in English), take a look at Mark Abbott’s blog, linked at right. Les premières 48: Au terme d’une semaine d’entraînement intensif à Toronto, durant laquelle moi et cinq autres … Continue reading

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