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Eyerusalem Tessera

Notes Home: Data Review meeting and Farmers market in Meru County

Eyerusalem Tessera 20/12/2013

At the beginning of November, I traveled to Meru County in Kenya with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) team from ADAM Consortium for a Data Review Meeting. ADAM is a consortium of four NGOs, one of which is AMREF. The purpose of the Data Review meeting was...

Heidi Parker

Notes Home: Creating Short Courses for AMREF Tanzania

Heidi Parker 20/12/2013

Throughout my internship, one of the largest projects I have been working on is updating curriculum for the AMREF short courses that are being developed through the TUITETEE project. TUITETEE is the project I have been working with that deals with Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health. In an effort...

Rachel Levee

Notes Home: Perspective

Rachel Levee 13/12/2013

About six months ago, I landed at Bole Airport here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I remember breathing deeply, staring out at the world that I was about to encounter. I smelled diesel, laced with eucalyptus, and saw a bright slanting sun that gave me an instant crease mid-brow. The...

Alex Baker

Notes Home: Documentation for Development - Part Two

Alex Baker 13/12/2013

Last month, I reflected upon the challenges facing AMREF Kenya s Heritage department when I arrived in June and the steps we took toward a sustainable document collection process. By establishing an active relationship with AMREF s current projects, and by introducing the Participatory Project Document Collection Tool (PPDC),...

Emily Royal

Notes Home: Expect the Unexpected

Emily Royal 13/12/2013

When in Ethiopia, Expect the Unexpected As I enter my last week of my placement, many people have asked me how I feel about this experience. How do you summarize a new city, a new job, a new life, over 7,000 miles from what feels familiar? Strange story, but...

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