Monday, February 25, 2008


Welcome to my blog. Here I'll share with my friends, family and collegues my experiences in Ghana over these next 13 months. I've titled the blog, 'from my point of view' because that's all I can truly represent. Please bear with me during this time, as I expect I'll discover new ways of thinking about things, and may even change my mind about things along the way.

This placement isn't about getting a project finished, it isn't about getting a good mark, and it isn't about putting in a set amount of time. It's about people, and it's like nothing I've ever done before; or at least not in such a dedicated way.

I hope you will have the chance to get to know a few people through my writing.

I hope you have the chance to find out more about a place that seems so far away.

I hope you can gain a better understanding of this complex world of human development.

I hope something will inspire you to ask questions and make comments on my blog so that this can feel like your journey as well. Each of you have supported me so much in coming this far, it is the least I can give back to you.

So here we go! I'm excited. I've spent 5 weeks learning about what I really don't know anything about. I've been humbled, I've been motivated, and I can't wait to get started.

Next post will be from Ghana!