Tag Archives: CUSO

Report From Harar

A blonde woman in a white lab coat lifts an x-ray up to the window and six similarly clad young people gather round. Below them on a small iron bed lies a motionless child. Doctor Joanna Laycock is on her … Continue reading

A midwife’s story

The VSO and CUSO-VSO volunteers I’ve met in the past two days have been amazing. Jacqueline McAuley is a nurse and midwife in her early 30s. She’s been here for a little more than a year, most of that time … Continue reading

first blog from ethiopia!

Sun pouring down like honey, dust swirling, and a nip in the air. These were my first impressions as I emerged from the airport and shook off more than 40 hours travel (delays, missed planes, you name it). Addis Ababa … Continue reading

CUSO-VSO Training All About Being Aware

After seven intense days with CUSO-VSO in Ottawa I am exhausted and enlightened. The Skills for Working in Development training program covered much ground that I am familiar with due to my Humber studies, but it also delved into new … Continue reading