One day left
We are leaving tomorrow and it seems like we are both relatively prepared. Beck got most of the the research data she needed. I got a lot but I found that the more information I gathered the more questions I had about what I really wanted to focuse my MA paper on. I think I have a general idea and am feeling better about it over all. I turned in three reports to the Director of Solace last week. They were the finished products of what I have been working on all summer. Jean seemed very pleased and is even exploring possiblities for me to come back to Rwanda as a consultant to Solace and other organizations. At the very least I got a lot of very valuable experience from this summer and was able to produce some things that will hopefully help the organization improve some of their programs.
Becky and I met with the Director of Food for the Hungry this morning. He and his wife have over 20 years of experience living and working in Rwanda/Burundi. He was also a professor for many years at Greenville College near St. Louis. He has really helped both of us think through some areas of our research and is interested in keeping in touch with us for the future. In the meeting today was a community psychologist from Greenville doing research here during his sabatical. That was a good contact for Becky too. Seems like there are several people wanting us to come back and there are a few avenues we could take if we decide to do that. It is always nice to have options.
This will probably be the last blog entry for the summer (unless Becky wants to add something). So goodbye and see some of you soon. Thanks for tracking with us during our time here.