Doctor, Writer, Volunteer, Humanist: A conversation on Six Months in Sudan with James Maskalyk
James Maskalyk set out for the contested border town of Abyei, Sudan, in 2007 as 'Médecins Sans Frontières' (Doctors Without Borders/MSF) newest medical doctor in the field. He has since written a book about his experience. Six Months in Sudan began as a blog that he wrote from his hut in Abyei.
"The Team" Plays on Common Ground
THE TEAM, a new television series, premiered in Kenya on May 21st, and will be seen nationally on Citizen-TV each Thursday. The series was co-produced by Media Focus on Africa Foundation and Search for Common Ground, in response to the devastating post-election violence.
Curiosity About the Unknown Transforms a Life
Almost 35 years ago, Renée Giroux was finishing college and preparing to begin university to study architecture. But the need to live an adventure and to throw herself into an unknown environment completely transformed her life story.
First Steps in Mali
At the age of 39, after completing the Centre de Formation en Coopération Interculturelle (CFCI) volunteer program, Éric Bertrand left his wife and children to attend an 18-week internship in Mali where he discovered the unbelievable cultural wealth of this country in western Africa.
Two years in Tanzania
Mary Katherine Keown spent nearly two years in Tanzania working as a volunteer. As a journalist, Mary Katherine never met a word limit she couldn't break. But several months after her return to Canada, she is often at a loss for words when it comes to telling her own story.