Peace Corps

The First Three Weeks

If I had to chose three words to describe my journey this far, they would be community, challenges, and contentment. 

Nigeria 2017 · Participatory Budgeting

Boys and Girls for Democracy: Week 1

My heart is full as I reflect on my first week in Ibadan. The city is so welcoming and vibrant. Nigeria really is a land of perseverance and determination. I wish we heard more about the good news here, because there is so much to tell. Starting with the amazing work being led by MAYEIN… Continue reading Boys and Girls for Democracy: Week 1

Nigeria 2017 · Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting in Nigeria

A couple months ago, I was awarded a Reciprocal Exchange Grant through the Mandela Washington Fellowship program and IREX Foundation to assist MAYEIN‘s founder Edem Ossai with the launch of participatory budgeting in three secondary schools around Ibadan, Nigeria.  I’ll be in Nigeria from May 6th to the 21st. I am so excited to go… Continue reading Participatory Budgeting in Nigeria