“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”– William Wiberforce
The purpose of this site is two-fold. First, it is a place for me to share my views on current international development issues and hopefully spark discussion on important global topics. I have a huge range of interests pertaining to international development, and this blog will reflect that. However, I will be focusing on examples and stories of injustice, particularly surrounding the topics of health and youth. This is not just about me rambling. I strongly believe that by helping people learn about the injustices in our global community and sparking conversation, we can discover ways that all of us can help to address these issues.
Second, as part of my undergraduate degree in International Development at the University of Waterloo, I will be completing an 8 month internship working for an NGO in Africa from September 2014 – April 2015. This site will then allow me to share my experiences and examine how they relate to broader development issues.
Check out Placement Posts to keep up-to-date on my 8-month field placement OR read through Development Discussions to get an in depth look at a number of development topics that I believe people need to be paying more attention to.