Prevention Partners: Happy Halloween

      From Earnest, a flower, blue cheese, Mr. Grabbyhands stick figure (see last week’s blog post), a dirty old Tarheel fan, Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, Life Gives you Lemons, and a public service announcement   Have a great weekend.   See you next week, Kathy Pulse 2014 volunteer at Prevention Partners, Chapel Hill, NC, USA […]

IMG_8075.PNG October 30

¿Vamos a ayudar? ¡Saúde Criança nos necesita!

Amigos, ¡Comenzó la carrera! Ya comenzó la gran competencia internacional en donde están en juego parte de los 3 millones de dólares ofrecidos por Skoll Foundation, en asociación con el Huffington Post y Crowdrise. Este año el desafío reúne 63 organizaciones sociales del mundo que buscan recaudar recursos suficientes para competir por los premios. Para mantener […]

7 Hills Frisbee October 30

Frisbee in Kampala

As I mentioned in a previous post or two, I’ve spent some of my free time here in Kigali playing ultimate Frisbee with a group of Rwandans and various ex-pats that gets together once or twice a week. Mid-September, a similar group based in Kampala, Uganda hosted a region-wide tournament.  After a lot of waffling […]

Fun raising with Miss Kenya October 29

The fun in fundraising!

All NGOs do amazing work but nothing is possible without funds.I was so pleased to be invited to the Smiletrain fund raising photo exhibition to support cleft palate surgery.I was surprised to see all the candidates for Miss Kenya 2015 also there! Can you spot me in the photo?They have selected cleft palate surgery as […]

The BEST ever workshop I have ever had! October 29

The BEST Global Branding Workshop ever!

This is the BEST ever workshop I have attended! To be honest, I am still a bit confused on Save the Children structure, with all the Save the Children US, Save the Children UK, Save the Children Australia etc. and Save the Children International. The only thing I know is they don’t have a unified […]

prayer agenda October 28

Is Prayer on your agenda? At the top?

In looking at the featured image you will notice Prayer is the first agenda item of the meeting. In Africa, Prayer opens and closes meetings. It is a way for all of us to connect to our higher selves, each other and give thanks. In America you are taught early not to discuss 3 things: […]

Close up October 28

Hospital Visits and Gorillas

Well the past week or two has certainly been interesting. We now have a new advisor in the department I am working in who is working directly for the head of division. I am spending a lot of my time with him to work through the challenges that the department faces and am confident that […]

Evance in front of Zingira Nyanza October 25

“Teach your children well” Most Impactful People I Have Met: Part I

The original premise for this 5-part blog series was to highlight impactful women of Kisumu that I had met in this western region of Kenya during my PULSE assignment, and describe their contributions to improving health and well being within the local and outlying communities. But as this series evolved, I quickly realized that would […]

doodles-2 October 24

Prevention Partners and Process Improvement

Meeting Goal: Capture current Access Code business process, analyze and determine gaps then brain storm ideas for a new and improved Access Code process.  And then Holy Diversionary Tactics, Batman. The meeting was diverted to “How to draw a better stick figure.” Here are the questions the team had to ask themselves to declare the drawing […]

MVs on the Map (5) October 24

Pulse assignment part 2- Millennium Villages, what is it?

Today’s blog is probably too long, but never mind. Some of you may be interested in some aspects in particular. Just check out the photos if you have limited time. The concept of Millennium Villages was proposed and implemented through the hospice of Columbia University’s Earth Institute which is headed by international economist Dr Jeffrey […]

Photo0219 October 23

A Chemist In Burundi : Back to School Cendjajuru way !

Hello, In a few days I will be four months since we landed in Bujumbura, Burundi and in the last few weeks the time has really speeded up. On the evening of going inside Burundi collines for a field trip, I realised that I have not share with you any impression of these rich experiences. […]

Mushanana October 23

HRH and Umuganda

And now you can flip your calendars to the end of August. As we approached September, we also approached the beginning of a new academic year for the students and faculty of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) in Rwanda.  This is the busiest time of year for the Human Resources for Health […]

Dad and daughter walking to school in the streets of Philly October 22

Bold Moves

What will successfully motivate individuals with different agendas to share and collaborate? Each group I interact within the Philadelphia educational world have been successful in achieving individual goals but, to solve long-standing issues related to the Philadelphia public school system, every sector must work together and partner with one another. However, it is not easy […]

IMG_2612 October 21

An eventful 3 weeks to say the least….. #becsoneill

The past 3 weeks have been super action packed…Running, donating, game driving, boxing, rafting, jumping….and stealing! (working too obviously J) I now have only just over 6 weeks left here at CHAI and in Uganda so I’m really trying to pack everything in and make the most of every minute I have left. Let’s start […]

Bougainvillea October 21

Gisenyi and Lake Kivu

Screeeeeeeech.  Rewind way back to the beginning of August.  This is when I took my first trip outside the city limits of Kigali.  This will be old news to those of you who have seen some photos on Facebook, but I hope it’s new to someone!  Soon, I will be blogging in real time. The […]

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