Hello again, friends! Happy belated Canada Day, and Happy Fourth of July to those of you celebrating today. I haven’t updated my blog in over a year, but I have a good excuse: life got very busy! The final classes for my undergraduate degree will be completed by this fall, just in time for my next adventure: I’m moving to Peru this September for a short-term youth development job!
As many of you know, I study international development and journalism and aspire to work in those fields. While researching global development jobs online, I stumbled upon an application for an Ottawa-based project called EQWIP HUBs. It’s an initiative of the Government of Canada that has innovative and collaborative centres in six countries, and one of its main goals is to offer entrepreneurship and employment training to local youth so they can later create financially- and environmentally-sustainable livelihoods. Sounds fantastic, right? I applied right away, attended Skype interviews, and was offered a three-month-long placement in Peru (in either Lima or Chiclayo). I will be part of the Youth Leadership Team, which you can read more about here. I leave this September, and I could not be more excited!
Before I leave, I’ll be fundraising $2,950 for EQWIP HUBs. The proceeds go directly towards the various programs, all of which positively impact youth in Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, Indonesia, Peru, and Bolivia. The donation link is up on my Facebook page, and some of you may receive emails if you’ve sponsored me in the past for the World Partnership Walk (for which I did not fundraise this year). Please consider joining me in supporting this terrific initiative. 🙂 Thanks for reading!