Tag Archives: safety

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/