And this is crazy: Vulnerable Populations in Senegal

This summer I am working for the Global Research and Advocacy Group, an organization dedicated to doing research on vulnerable populations, and advocating with and for them. As a Swearer International Service Fellow, I am working with GRAG to open a learning center for vulnerable populations, a project that if successful will provide capacity building resources to members of all vulnerable populations that GRAG works with. 

Location

Dakar
Senegal
  • Rie Ohta | August 13th, 2012
    The longer I’m at this organization, the more revelations I’m having about my career in international development. Or the more I’m able to envision possible paths I could take, and see how they fit in with my morals & ethics about development...
  • Rie Ohta | August 9th, 2012
    I’ve been working at GRAG for a few weeks now and I feel I can safely say that this is a really, really interesting, cool organization. And perhaps a model of work I’d like to do in the future. GRAG is a team of highly qualified people from a...
  • Rie Ohta | August 6th, 2012
    So Saturday night was different. My organization has been looking to do capacity building activities with Female Sex workers for a while now, but a few things have been in the way. Actually, just one big thing. Ramadan. During the holy month, the...
  • Rie Ohta | July 19th, 2012
    After six months away, it’s hard to believe I will really be walking the same streets, eating the same delicious food, and spending long evenings with the same people as I did during my semester off. But it’s really happening, and this time I’m...