Category Archives: Humanitarian

Mashed Bananas, Dettol and Maternal Health

Last week I headed back out into the Western Region with the Pro-Link team for another Healthy Mother & Child training session with nurses from various district health facilities. We also delivered some of the IEC (Information, Education and Communication) … Continue reading

Ghana: Love and Not so Much

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT GHANA 1) Very friendly people. 2) Sweet pineapple and bananas. 3) Lizards…they are everywhere and eat the bugs. 4) Big fruit bats that come out at night. Very cool. 5) Beautiful ocean…get out of Accra and … Continue reading

Helping Moms and Babies in Western Ghana

Me, Trudi Nunoo, Pro-link Executive Director and health workers in Ekabeku. Hitting the road with the Pro-Link team the last week of October was a great way to experience first hand the Healthy Mother and Child project, a corporate social … Continue reading

My Review: Talent for Humanity

This picture is of Yarrow Kraner, one of the inspirational people profiled in the book Talent for Humanity. A white kid growing up on an Indian Reservation (in Canada we would say First Nations), Kraner created a mentoring website where … Continue reading

What I Do: Volunteering and Travel Writing

Taking a break after a vigorous ride through the rice paddies of Mai Chau, Vietnam. Terri Marshall at Travel Writing 2.0 wrote this profile of me that covers what I’ve been doing for the past few years. Thanks Terri!

Rolls Royces and Bicycles: The 1% of Vietnam

Since I’ve been in Vietnam, I’ve noticed more luxe cars than I ever see at home in Canada. The other day a white Rolls Royce was parked outside a hotel in my Hanoi neighbourhood. Bentleys and Mercedes are the other … Continue reading

UN World Social Justice Day!

It’s all about proper pay for decent livelihoods. This needs to be universally accepted. My article for Innovate Development….

Improving the Vision of Vietnam’s Ethnic Minorities

Here’s a recent article I wrote for Innovate Development on Vision Vietnam’s work with the people of Sapa. This Montreal-based charity collects old eye-glasses, sends them to Vietnam and then distributes them to ethnic minority peoples in the countryside. Good … Continue reading

Celebrating International Volunteers Day

December 5th was International Volunteer Day, which I hold rather dear to my heart. When many, many, many of us do little things to make the world a better place, change happens. To celebrate the day, I wrote a piece … Continue reading

Violence Against Women. Make it stop!

Today, Nov. 25th is the United Nations Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women. Here is my article for Innovate Development in honour of the Day.