Off to Tanzania…

Fraser in dorm with his roommate, Adam

I’m finally off!  Fraser is set up in his dorm at Drexel University in Philadelphia (see photo) and I leave tonight for my extended stint at The Sega Girls School in Morogoro, Tanzania. My house is rented out through June 15, 2013 so my plan is to stay until then and possibly longer.

With this blog, I hope to chronicle my experiences living in a place so different from Berkeley and working in a young organization with a group of like-minded people who are excited about giving Tanzanian girls a good start in life. My role is organizational and business development and my activities will include working on the school’s business plan to start and operate several for-profit enterprises (poultry already going) and helping to integrate them into school life so the girls can learn entrepreneurship and other business skills.  But first I’ll need to get acclimated to no hot water and frequent power outages.  I anticipate a bit of homesickness up front so I welcome your correspondence whether by email, IM, or skype.

Kwaheri,  April