“You’re moving to Africa for a year?! Are you going to start a blog?”
Hearing this question repeatedly during my last few weeks in the U.S. made it nearly impossible to not at least consider writing a blog this year. After being inspired by hearing Jill Filipovic speak about blogging 101 and realizing the low internet connectivity in Kasese didn’t quite align with the amount of e-mails, facebook messages, and photos I would have needed to send, this blog was born.
As a native Vermonter, I left home for Washington, DC for both my undergraduate and graduate studies. After having received an MPH in Global Health from the George Washington University, I spent two years working at the Washington, DC offices of FHI 360 on their Strategic Analysis & Partnerships team. Wanting some additional field experience, I applied and was accepted as a Global Health Corps (GHC) fellow for the 2013-2014 class. I will be living in Kasese, Uganda for a year working at a local NGO, Action for Community Development (ACODEV), as a Fundraising Fellow. Essentially, I will be supporting resource mobilization, capacity building, and partnership-building efforts.
To learn more about me and my fellowship, check out these links:
Twitter Handle: @chelduch
About GHC: http://ghcorps.org/
GHC Fellow Profiles: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/current-fellows/
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