Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
I leave Tanzania as Presedent Bush arrives with a $300 Million Aid-Package for Tanzania to work at issues of HIV/AIDS and Malaria. While this is an incredible boost to these causes and the infrustucture will barly be able to handle this amound of money, it still pales in comparison to the $30 Billion Millitary Aid-Package that was recently given to Isreal and other similar Military Aid-Packages given to other Middle Eastern countries.
Tanzania is receiving this support in response to it complying with structural adjustment policies including Presedent Kikweti resently accepting the resignation of the Prime Minister and dissolving his cabinet to combat corruption. It will be interesting to see how much of this Aid-Package gets to where it is intended.
and meeting his friends who attend the University of Dar es Salaam.
I fly out of Dar this afternoon, spend the night in the Dubai airport and arrive in India the next day.
Friday, February 8, 2008
With my parents in Dar es Salaam
After having tea and walking around the neighborhood, here in Dar, we went up to the University to meet the SST students for lunch and a lecture. I am now back with my parents catching up, exchanging stories and fighting jet lag with lots of caffine. It's wonderful to be home again and see my parents before setting off on this three year adventure.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
note: With my layovers in London and Dubai I will be in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Asia in the next week and a half.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Well, Orientation is over, but I still don't have my visa. So I will be making my way back to Goshen, stopping in Chicago to see if my presence at the Indian Consulate will move the process along. I don't know when my day of departure will be since it depends on factors that are out of my control. However, we are looking at later in February as a possibility.