Robert Lawlor Cuso International
I left Canada on July 1st, 2011 and traveled to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I am happy to say that this adventure is beyond my expectations.
First and foremost, my work with Femina (www.feminahip.or.tz) is great. Femina is a multimedia platform and civil society organization. It provides information and encourages open dialogue with Tanzanian youth, families and communities on important topics like sexual and reproductive health, economic empowerment and citizen engagement. Their approach provides voice to youth and gets them engaged in topics related to improving their lives.
Femina has been working with VSO & CUSO INTERNATIONAL for several years, taking on volunteers who are able to advise on their multi-media platforms. I am acting as a TV Production Advisor for two television series.
As the blogs have shown, I have been given the opportunity to travel to the far reaches of Tanzania, shooting episodes on a wide variety of topics. I will continue to talk about the work I am doing and the life I am living. There are plenty of photos for those of you who prefer to look than read.
In addition to the work, I am having the most incredible life. Tanzania is truly an amazing place for me to call home for two years... from the remote mountain villages to the gorgeous beaches on the Indian Ocean, I have been given the chance to experience it all.
If you are new to my blog, welcome. If you are returning for whatever reason, welcome back!
I will do my best to inform and entertain you as I share stories about my time here.