I only have one more week left here in Gulu, Uganda which is hard to believe; time really does fly! I thought I would use this blog post update you on my projects at work, as they are wrap up this week. (The picture above is downtown Gulu at sunset last weekend). The main project I’ve been working on this summer is an action-research project … Continue reading Class size and collaboration: Learning from action-research in Gulu
Hello IEDP blog readers! I’m apparently a fan of alliterative titles. It is hard to believe that I have been here in Gulu for five weeks already and that I head back to Philadelphia in just five more weeks. At this halfway point, I want to give you a couple of updates on what I’ve been up to outside of work and also how my … Continue reading Gratitude in Gulu: Learning and Exploring
Hello! I’m Amy and I’m spending this summer in Gulu, Uganda. I’m interning with an organization that currently focuses their education development work on accelerated primary education for out of school children in several districts in Northern Uganda. I have never worked or traveled at all in Uganda or East Africa, so I have a lot to learn! As of today I’ve been in Gulu … Continue reading Greetings from Gulu!
Greetings from Kampala! I am in Uganda this summer, doing my internship with an international organization. Uganda is not very close to the U.S. (obviously!). I left Philly for the JFK airport at 5:30 AM and flew to Doha. After a one-hour quick break in the Middle East, I took another flight to Entebbe, Uganda. It took almost 20 hours, but in fact, I did … Continue reading Settling in Kampala, Uganda
Time flies fast! I am in the last week of my internship now – I have spent 8 weeks in Uganda and 2 weeks in Ethiopia, and I officially don’t know where the time went. It’s been a great 10 weeks – since my last update, I got to see the source of the Nile, attended the BEST music festival of all time (Nyege Nyege), … Continue reading An ode to data – Part 2
Grace*, a 15-year-old, is happy with the kind of joy that comes from finishing a big exam. She attends a `community school’ in Amuru district in North Uganda – a school that the local community set up for their children because the nearest Government primary school is over 40 km away. The community school is still not exactly next door – Grace wakes up at … Continue reading An ode to data – Part 1
The country head of Geneva Global – Uganda (GG-U), where I am interning for the next two months, likes to tell her new team-members to hit the ground running like “a paratrooper dropped from a parachute into enemy territory, ready to take and return fire even before (s)he lands”. What she doesn’t say (maybe because she thinks it is a given) is that the organization … Continue reading Work, fun, food, life – an internship