Thursday, May 27, 2010


A few people have asked me to start a blog to chronicle my time in Africa, so as a way to procrastinate learning ya go!

For those of you who don't know, I submitted my application to the Peace Corps in September, 2009. After over 7 months of additional paperwork, medical exams, and waiting, I received an invitation at the beginning of May to serve in Burkina Faso (West Africa). I will be leaving on June 22, 2010 and I am scheduled to remain there until August, 2012.

The project I was assigned to is Girls Education and Empowerment. I will not be teaching, but instead I will be working with a number of people and organizations to encourage the education of girls in a particular community. I will spend the first several months in training with a number of other volunteers before moving to a village by myself.

I will most likely not have access to internet on a regular basis once I arrive, but until then I will try to keep this site updated with new information. Thanks for your interest in my 'adventure'!


  1. T'es si courageuse, seester!

  2. can't wait to read all about it! Love you Embaba!

  3. I'm also leaving June 22nd for Ougadougou! My service is not in GEE - but rather in Community Health Development. I've been searching blogger for another volunteer who is leaving the same time as me...and you're the first to come up!


    So, I suppose I'll see you in a couple of weeks! And I'm the same way with French...took four semesters in college - but am very intimidated by it.

    - Lauren