Tag Archives: Junior Fellow

Friends for Eternity

25 Oct

Ohmygoodness! It’s the last day to apply for the Junior Fellowship program! The application closes at midnight TODAY! Here’s the ninth/final post of my 1 Image, 3 Sentences countdown series, and I’ve saved the best for last. If you have any questions, don’t worry! I’ll be checking comments (below) and my email (juliamilner@ewb.ca) frequently right up until midnight. It’s never too late to ask for some extra support 😉

BeforetheJourney

This is the whole team of AVC Junior Fellows, right before we boarded our flight to Uganda!

For me, the most wonderful part of the JF experience was the community of great people that I got to be a part of. We were practically strangers when we came together in Toronto, we were great friends when we left for East Africa, and by the time we returned we were family. Hannah, Ellen and I became particularly close in our work with the AgInputs project, and we still Skype, send each other random music videos, and reminisce about our many shared adventures. 

If you’re interested, you should definitely check out Ellen’s blog here and Hannah’s blog here. Our experiences were sort of parallel, yet completely different.

If you’re interested in the Junior Fellowship program, be sure to check out http://juniorfellow.ewb.ca/

Isn’t Africa Dangerous?

23 Oct

Only 3 days left to apply for the Junior Fellowship program! The application closes at midnight this Friday! Here’s the eighth post of my 1 Image, 3 Sentences countdown series. If you have any questions, feel free to post in the comments below, and I’ll reply a.s.a.p.

Emergency Supplies

A number of people have asked me about the risks of travelling in developing countries, so I just want to make it very clear that I was safe and healthy for 95% of my time in Uganda (and the other 5% was a result of my own stupidity). This is a picture of  some of the things I packed and never needed, including treatments for malaria and chronic diarrhoea, first-aid supplies, laxatives, a clean Canadian syringe, and more treatments for diarrhoea. My secret: taking my anti-malarials and multi-vitamins every day, avoiding sketchy street-food, and following the advice of my host-family and experienced EWB staff.

If you’re interested in the Junior Fellowship program, be sure to check out http://juniorfellow.ewb.ca/

The Dance-Off

21 Oct

Only 5 days left to apply for the Junior Fellowship program! Application closes at midnight this Friday! Here’s the seventh post of my 1 Image, 3 Sentences countdown series. If you have any questions, feel free to post in the comments below, and I’ll reply a.s.a.p.

Skip ahead to 1:17 to get straight to the performance!

My host-sister Irene took me to a primary school one Sunday, to see an inter-school dance competition. It was fascinating and energising to be a part of the clapping, dancing, all-Ugandan audience. Also, you might recall that I made reference to a different side of this experience in my post about religion.

If you’re interested in the Junior Fellowship program, be sure to check out http://juniorfellow.ewb.ca/

The Most Soothing Meeting Ever

18 Oct

Only 8 days left to apply for the Junior Fellowship program! Time is running out! Here’s the sixth post of my 1 Image, 3 Sentences countdown series. If you have any questions, feel free to post in the comments below, and I’ll reply a.s.a.p.

MitiFarmerFieldSchool

I visited Miti Farmer Field School for their monthly meeting, and interviewed a number of farmers from the group. I loved that the meeting was set up right in the middle of somebody’s coffee garden, so that everyone could sit in the shade. I wonder if people working for Canadian companies would be less anxious and depressed if they held more meetings outdoors…

If you’re interested in the Junior Fellowship program, be sure to check out http://juniorfellow.ewb.ca/

Hear Me Moo!

16 Oct

Only 10 days left to apply for the Junior Fellowship program! Here’s the fifth post of my 1 Image, 3 Sentences countdown series. If you have any questions, feel free to post in the comments below and I’ll reply right away!

COWS!

For some strange reason, I didn’t think that there would be many cows in Uganda but clearly I was wrong. Also, they’re way more regal and tough-looking than Canadian cows. Check out those horns!

If you’re interested in the Junior Fellowship program, be sure to check out http://juniorfellow.ewb.ca/

The Business Growth Specialist

14 Oct

Happy Monday! Only 12 days left to apply for the Junior Fellowship program! Here’s the fourth post of my 1 Image, 3 Sentences countdown series. If you have any questions, feel free to post in the comments below, and I’ll reply a.s.a.p.

Lawrence Adia

 

This is Lawrence, the person I worked most closely with this summer. He’s going to be working for the AgInputs project as a Business Growth Specialist (BGS) for the next 4-5 years, and I’m certain that he’s going to do a lot to improve the local Agricultural Inputs industry in that time. This swing was at our favourite restaurant in Masaka, which has a great view of the town and wi-fi!

If you’re interested in the Junior Fellowship program, be sure to check out http://juniorfellow.ewb.ca/

The Master of Agriculture

9 Oct

Only 17 days left to apply for the Junior Fellowship program! Here’s the second post of my 1 Image, 3 Sentences countdown series. If you have any questions, feel free to post in the comments below, and I’ll reply pronto!

Joseph Kasakende

This is my host-father, Joseph Kasakende, who is currently completing his Master’s of Agriculture. He has worked as an agricultural professional/consultant for more years than I’ve been alive, owns a farm supply store, and has his own farm of 50 acres. I find his passion for agriculture and community development to be so inspiring!

If you’re interested in the Junior Fellowship program, be sure to check out http://juniorfellow.ewb.ca/