Image: Before and After Image of Mustard Seeds Court (Model Court)/ Source: DTL On Saturday April 14, I attended the Dandora Model Street Launch for phase 2. As an intern for the East Africa Institute I have done quite a substantial amount of research on the transformation of Dandora. The Guest of Honour was Ms. … Continue reading Dandora Model Street Launch
A few weeks ago, I visited First Love Children's Home (orphanage) located in Karen, Kenya. First Love International has locations all over the world: Malawi (Africa); Central Asia (Nepal & India); Southeast Asia (Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan); Europe (Ukraine) and South America (Columbia & Peru) (First Love International, 2017). The home in Kenya is run by … Continue reading Caring for Kenya’s Most Vulnerable
A little over a week ago I was fortunate to be able to attend the UN High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR) stakeholders meeting. This was a meeting was intended to gather the key stakeholders in the international community who contribute to the Kenyan refugee situation. In an intimate setting, this meeting also enabled all beneficiaries … Continue reading UNHCR Stakeholders Meeting
On March 5, 2018, the East Africa Interns from the Fall of 2017 hosted an event to showcase stories and presentations from the internships, and provide a space to talk about local projects focusing on the future of food in Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley. Joined by Abbotsford Community Services' Day 1 Urban Farm and … Continue reading Rethinking Food: Local and Global Stories
Today I went to a music lesson in Magunas. The lesson started with learning how to tune a djembe, later followed by drumming practice. At the end of the lesson, my music teacher’s daughter walked into the compound with a large, ripe avocado. I asked her where she got it from, to which she replied, … Continue reading Food Sharing in Magunas.
I have been using UBER and TAXIFY quite frequently here and I find that this is where I have some of the most interesting conversations and learn so much about an individual, Nairobi, and the incredible culture here. It tends to go the other way as well, after I ask about their story they are … Continue reading Where are you from?
Karl Krahn You may be wondering, “1) Who is Arsalan, 2) Where is he going, and 3) Why is his name on a cake?” Well, 1) Arsalan is one of the many great friends we have made here during our internship in Kenya as QES scholars. 2) He left in November because his contract was … Continue reading Highlights of Nairobi, Kenya