Monthly Archives: June 2012

Lesson Learned?

The challenge I’ve been dealing with is one that is likely familiar to anyone who’s ever taught, whether it’s kindergartners in the States, English lessons to 10-year olds in Mongolia, or high school chemistry: designing the lesson plan. While it’s … Continue reading

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First Week!

As promised, here’s an account of my first full week in Kenya. It’s tough to decide out of a week of new experiences what is the most interesting, but I’ll give it a shot: The town where I’m based, Nanyuki, … Continue reading

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Making Customers out of the Poor

(Seeing as I am here in Kenya working in international development, this post is the first of several where I’m going to consider my experiences through a slightly more academic lens. Hopefully it’s still interesting. If you’re looking for photos … Continue reading

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My first 72 hours in Kenya

…have honestly been more challenging than I expected them to be. Every time I’ve been to another country and been warned about culture shock, I’ve been very underwhelmed. Sure the food is different, the clothing is different, and the language … Continue reading

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