Holy Moly! I’m going to Malawi!

18 04 2007

Hi friends, family and lovers,

I’ve decided to give birth to this blog as a form of communicating my experiences this summer, working alongside some of the most amazing and dedicated people in Malawi, specifically through a partnership between Engineers Without Borders and Total Land Care. This experience is quite different from the last one (as you may recall, bugs, bras, pro-democracy rallies, trekking through a gorge….).

Okay, here’s a little info on my placement:

This summer, I’ll be working with Total Land Care in Malawi. TLC is working to increase production and income levels of small-scale Malawi farmers through improved agricultural practices with sustained conservation and management of the natural resource base. It has extensive experience in implementing community-based agricultural and natural resource management programmes in Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique

I’ll be located in Mwansambo in Mwansambo District, Central Region, where I’ll be working with TLC on the monitoring and evaluation component of their agriculture and micro-irrigation projects. The placement’s quite rural which should be an experience within itself!

My current state of being: A mixture of excitement and nervous energy. I’m excited to be selected to go on this placement, but I’m nervous at the same time – whether I have the right skill set, whether I’ll be prepared. It’s a new chapter of my life, which I’m sure will change some of my perspectives. I’m looking forward to this journey.


Until the next time!

Anne “I’m still in Calgary until April 29th” Chung