Monthly Archives: March 2011

A New Communication Tool: VoiceThread

As I mentioned in my “Beginnings” series of posts, I want to share this African experience with all of you as it unfolds.  The primary way I intend to do this is to use is VoiceThreads that will be embedded … Continue reading

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More Baby Hats & A Book Review

I finished 5 more baby hats.  Yea!!  This next bit of info is for the knitters out there who might be interested in my hat construction and it is written in “knitterese”.  Skip to below this section to get to … Continue reading

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A Book, A Park, and A Hotel

I started reading a new book today, The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz.  It is the story of a woman who was working in Africa when she sees a child wearing a sweater that she donated to GoodWill years before, … Continue reading

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Learning Swahili

The primary languages of Uganda are English and Luganda and I’ve been told that in Kampala everyone speaks English.  I’m not anticipating a problem with communication while in Kampala, but I believe the people of the community of Masindi will … Continue reading

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Pay It Forward Projects

Ever since I started planning my trip to Africa, I have been thinking about what I can do for the people of the country that will allow me and my students into their lives.  I’ve decided on the 2 projects … Continue reading

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I Booked My Flights!

I’m so excited because I just booked my flights!  I will leave the U.S. on June 4 and return on July 4.  I also received confirmation that the Namirembe Guest House in Kampala is willing to keep an extra suitcase … Continue reading

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Back to the Project Story

After the winter of 2008-2009 progress on the project stalled although the vision was never far from my mind . The Communication’s faculty member who had been our lead investigator and the one keeping us motivated accepted a position at … Continue reading

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