On Saturday, December 16, 2018, fifteen international students of Uni Kassel squeezed their way onto the crowded train travelling from Kassel to Erfurt; a south-eastern city on the map. For one hour and fifty-one minutes, the students great enthusiasm for adventure decreased as fast as the respiration on the windows increased. With so many humans… Read More Erfurt Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt!)
Hello! As you know I met my first friend in Germany yesterday afternoon (13.09.2017) and together we adventured to a nearby castle called Berlepsch. His name is Sofiane Saouane, he is 33 years old and from Nigeria. He has been living in Europe since he was 22 years old, and speaks 5 different languages very… Read More Schloss Berlepsch
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From grassroots to national level, my internship with SEATINI has strengthened my capacity around food security and agri-policy issues in Uganda, including issues of trade liberalisation and development throughout the East African Communities. I have also been learning a lot about the many challenges and opportunities faced by small scale farmers in maize production at… Read More The Road to the Promise Land
After just arriving home to our apartment in Kampala late last night, I find myself back at my desk at Seatini reflecting on what an incredible and jam-packed 5 days I have just experienced in Kigali, Rwanda. It all started one month ago when Rachel’s two friends Erica and William (both Canadian and have studied/lived in Halifax, small… Read More A Little Piece of Home – 5 Days in Rwanda
One thing I have quickly learnt through my placement here in Uganda is the concept of “African Time”. African time is essentially an indifferent, relaxed attitude towards time. For the locals in Uganda, time is a much looser and subjective concept, whereas in Western culture time is absolute and exists objectively. The sense of time… Read More The Ethos of “African Time”