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somewhere over the rainbow at Igim

Week 5 Limitations

 Living in  rural poverty , something most of us never experienced, is exhausting. Since most of the students in form 5 (3rd yr) at the high school failed the second term, I asked to interview several of the lowest performing in each class. Several had physical or emotional problems.   A young Muslim girl confided she had […]

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mili elementary school

the money train is off the track

The stories repeat themselves in this country. The government gives generously to public works and construction projects for public schools and villages. They pick the contractor and give him the money. The recipients of the work have no say whatsoever in how the job is done. They have no access to the cost of the […]

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Return to Cameroon 2011

Concealing three computers in my small carryon luggage, I expected to have problems when I reached my final destination, Cameroon.  Instead before I even boarded the plane in Seattle, the woman at the United counter threatened to send my suitcase through as luggage if it didn’t comply to size regulation.  After repacking, stuffing my shoulder bag […]

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