Rebekah here. I am going onto now my seventh month working with the SCOPE FLAME team. I had some time off during the University of Washington academic summer break to spend time with my mother and friends. Now I am back with SCOPE and energized to continue the powerful work that SCOPE provides to the […]Read more "Update"
Within the last month, I have been able to celebrate two special holidays in Ethiopia. The first being the Ethiopian New Year’s (September 11) and the second holiday being Meskel (finding of the true cross, September 27). Ethiopian New Year’s: The year in Ethiopia turned from 2010 to 2011. Whereas the United States runs on […]Read more "Holiday’s in Ethiopia"
The conclusion- but not The End. There is a big difference between a home, a house and an “apartment I rent”. For the past two months, I have been referring to the University of Gondar Guest House, as my home. As I see it, home is where you look forward to coming back at the […]Read more "University Guest House- My mini Ethiopia"
August 25, 2018 After a long wait for the rains to stop, the roads to clear and the political turmoils to settle we finally were able to schedule our health center visits. On the 25th of August, a memorable day for me, I joined the FLAME data collection team on my first ever health center […]Read more "Chenchoq Health Center visit"
Here, I enlist few things that were able to capture my attention and worth mention here during my time in Ethiopia. Get your shoe washed Washed-Yes, you read it correct, its washed- not shined. Ethiopian men, I should say have an obsession for clean shoes. There are shoe shiners on the street side else where […]Read more "Things that startled me in Ethiopia"
Keep walking The streets of Gondar are busy, colorful, vibrant and full of life- as life can get! I have been walking between the University guest house (at college) and the University Hospital (at hospital), almost everyday for the past two months. This stretch of about 5 miles, a good 40 minutes walk, is a […]Read more "Streets of Gondar"
The continuum Ethiopia has remained an unfathomable encyclopedia for archaeologists, researchers, zoologists and social scientists. There have been Numerous expeditions, years of research, and yet they remain riddled by its countless indecipherable mysteries. It is very early and my voice too small to even attempt describing the amazing Ethiopia! Earlier this week, I escaped […]Read more "Amazing Ethiopia"