The Night Hike December 23rd 2012 When we were first arriving at Vakona after dark, there were small groups of people along the side of the road with flashlights and lamps on their heads looking in the bushes. When I asked Njato what they were doing, he explained that they were on a night trek, looking for the nocturnal lemurs. It sounded strange to me at the time, but 24 hours later, I found myself with a flashlight in one hand ... read more
Africa » Madagascar Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896, but regained its independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held, ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the seco... ... read more
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.
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