Category Archives: IYIP 2016-2017

‘Bustling’ Hanoi

Just about everything I read about Hanoi before moving here described it as a ‘bustling’ city. How lively, I thought,  how exciting! However, upon arrival I felt mildly deceived. It would seem that the word ‘bustling’ was used as the … Continue reading

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Quick Trip to Kenya

Wow, it has been a busy, exciting, and fun week here in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s definitely a big change in scenery in comparison to the quiet country-life of Lira.   This week, I traveled 6 hours overnight to Kampala, Uganda, … Continue reading

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Listen to the Lyrics

One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain- Trenchtown Rock, Bob Marley, 1971 (Now if only that were true…) Jamaica is known for its vast land of beauty, beaches and music. People love to dance regardless … Continue reading

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First Blog Post! Better Late Than Never, Right?

Hello from Jamaica! Since this is my first blog post (I know we are now half-way through the internship, but I’ve been busy!), let me take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Christine Kinoshita. I am 22 years … Continue reading

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Halfway! And the exciting part is starting to begin!

As I near the halfway point of my internship I find myself very excited to begin the second half. I am not sure if I am more excited to have some time off for the Christmas break, or begin to … Continue reading

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Project Development: Setting up a Shelter for Sex Workers in Lira

I am just about half way through my contract here in Lira, Uganda with lots of exciting projects on the go! It’s been busy busy busy to say the least, which is great because it is making the time fly … Continue reading

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What are my rights as a student?

I attended an informative and educational Youth Forum on the Rights of Students in the Education System in Jamaica where discussions about uniformity, decorum, religion, comprehensive sexuality education, age of consent and much more were held. This event was organized … Continue reading

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Why Do We Treat HIV Differently?

HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus; a virus that invades the human body’s T-cells, weakening the immune system. This tiny virus is about 60 times smaller than a red blood cell, yet globally, billions of dollars are spent each year to try … Continue reading

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Choosing a Micro-Project

Hello from Lira Uganda! Everything has been going really well here and things are definitely picking up speed. It is getting busier and busier as work projects pick up and life in Lira becomes more settled. One of these work … Continue reading

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All for one and one for all!

Community /kəˈmjuːnɪti/ – The people of a district or country considered collectively, especially in the context of social values and responsibilities. A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

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