Monthly Archive: May 2012

May
25

Thanking My Guardian Angels..

happy andrea

“First of all, before I go on, know that I am alive, not missing any appendages or suffering from any broken bones..” These were the first words I said to my mom on the phone when I called her yesterday from the hospital. For those of you who haven’t read previous posts regarding me living …

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May
23

For All You Sports Fans…

Team Will Sy

She kicks to the left…. counters to the right….one final shot.. she SCORES!!!!!! This past weekend I was invited to play in the Cotonou Embassy Soccer Tournament for the USA Team. France, The European Union, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, and the United Nations all met at 9 am to see who would come out as official …

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May
16

Learning from USAID, Peanuts, and “Sun Sickness”

bed net pic

I have been working for USAID/Benin (U.S. Agency for International Development) for a little over a month now, and have learned so much about both development issues in Africa and how the U.S. government operates within the arena. To give a little background about USAID for those who aren’t as familiar, it was  created when …

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