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Bairu Sium is wrorking in education in Tanzania- December 2011

Cuso International

Dec 20 2011




I was so pleased to hear about Bairu's work in Tanzania in the last four months. He believes in and works in a collaborative way. Bairu is an educator of educator. Listen to his story.
Interviewed by Umeeda Switlo during her visist in Tanzania in Dece...

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Bairu Sium is working in education in Tanzania for 1 year- December 2011

Cuso International

Dec 20 2011




I was so pleased to hear about Bairu's work in Tanzania in the last four months. He believes in and works in a collaborative way. Bairu is from Toronto and has recently retired. He served in Malawai with CIDA. He is now a teacher of teachers that serve...

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Theodros Belew Shewarget, Southern Partner from Ethiopia

Cuso International

Nov 30 2011




We were fortunate to host our southern partner Theodros Belew from Ethiopia for a week in Vancouver. Thedoros is the Director of teacher and education leader directorate in Ethiopia.
Access to education is increasing in Ethiopia; however the quality o...

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Shimpei Chihara served in Vietnam 2010-2011 as Organizational Development Advisor for HIV/AIDS

Cuso International

Nov 09 2011




Shimpei Chihara volunteered in Hanoi, Vietnam as an Organization Development Advisor for a local NGO that worked towards HIV/AIDS prevention. Shimpei finished his 2 year project objectives in only one year. He quickly recognized that the transgender p...

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Lorne Lewis served in Botswana from 1972 to 1975, training young mechanics

Cuso International

Nov 09 2011




Lorne Lewis voluntered in Bostwana from 1972 to 1975. As an accomplished business man and mechanic in Victoria, he was sick and tired of the usual day to day life. After he sold his business, he decided he needed something new. Lewis moved to Bostwana ...

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Carly Bardikoff is in Rwanda as an education capacity builder- Podcast # 308

Cuso International

Sep 21 2011




I met Carly at our In Country Training in Rwanda. We learned so much about the country, language, history, people and about the disability and education programs. Carly is from Toronto. Good luck on your assignment!

Volunteer for a better world! Jo...

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Kigali Rwanda-PERSONS WITH PSYCHOSOCIAL DISABILITIES - Umeeda reporting Podcast #307

Cuso International

Sep 21 2011




I am in Kigali Rwanda working as a fundraising advisor to 8 disability groups. I met Sam Badege and others that are members of NOUSPR is Kigali. They have a small social enterprise organization that makes and sells handicrafts to support their work. Pl...

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Vasile Klaassen served in Sierra Leone Sept, 2010 to Aug, 2011- Podcast # 306

Cuso International

Sep 20 2011




Vasile volunteered in Kenema, the eastern portion of Sierra Leone as a rural engineer. She worked with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to help improve the rice production for some of the poorest farmers in Sierra Leone and an...

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Paul Grover served in Thailand 1978-1979 Podcast # 305

Cuso International

Sep 15 2011





Paul volunteered his civil engineering skills for rural water supply projects in Northeast Thailand. Paul found that his biggest challenge was to work in Thai language. He met his wife at his placement, who was volunteering with the Peace Corps. He...

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Kasia Wilk served in Kenya 2010-2011 -Podcast #304

Cuso International

Sep 06 2011




Kasia volunteered as a documentation advisor in a small town, 2 hours north of Nairobi. Her main roles included documenting files, organizing data, creating evaluation and monitoring tools, closing and starting up projects and other administrative task...

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