I don’t usually watch the news at home ;in fact I haven’t had cable for 3 years. So it has been a bit weird having multiple channels, but I’ve spent 95% of the time with various middle eastern or European news outlets streaming. This is mostly because all the other channels are super fuzzy and these are clearest … WELP. I have to admit that these outlets do a great job at focusing on news that is happening globally. Specifically … excuse my ignorance… but I have been ill-informed of the magnitude of the migrant crisis (but we’re groWing). Everyday ships are sailing with hundreds of humans seeking a better life. I don’t have much to say because actions speak louder than words. But if you find yourself not knowing much on what is happening, why it’s happening, and how these humans are being received GLOBALLY then read up on it and let that drive [your] action. I can’t tell you how to act [or to act at all really …] but read up and get back to me.
We completed the proposal along with the budget and sent everything off (pictured).
I told myself I would never put a sticker on my computer, but the one sticker I have says “Education changes the world”. In my opinion, quality education is the most important Sustainable Development Goal … hear me out! Education is at the base of every other SDG. . Want to increase childhood health outcomes? Educate mothers. Want to improve economy and decent work? Provide hands-on education. Want to increase community development? Improve education accessibility. Education is so deeply embedded into every other aspect of sustainable development, it’s beautiful. And what do you do if you want a longstanding building? You make sure that the foundation is solid, so we should go beyond formal education when improving education quality. With that being said, Liana and I are working with the education program at the centre. I’m assisting with biology and Liana with geography. It’s been really cool to apply the skills I’ve learned tutoring students in Canada with my students here in Mwanza. I was a bit worried about comprehension and such, but the students are doing really great! My recent experience in the classroom has shown me some of the strengths and weaknesses in standardized learning and the limitations that educators and students have in optimizing their educational experience #BRAINSTORMING. Our next project is to do an evaluation of the business and entrepreneurship program by visiting each young person who has launched a venture of their own and writing a report on the results.
My next blog post will be about menstrual hygiene and the training session we held. So stay tuned. (there will also be another one before that one of ONLY pictures yay)
- Bernard Makachia, the executive director of EBLI for being awesome
- The sun for looking so much better here *shrug*
- My hair for acting right
- EBLI for having so many cool programs and opening it’s arms to us
- My data because I really can’t be using it post a whole bunch of photos so i hope you enjoy my words until i get wifi ahah.