This blog will be your one stop shop for all updates and happenings related to my summer in Ghana.
I am one of two Junior Fellows from the Memorial University chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). I will be traveling to Ghana as part of EWB's Junior Fellowship in International Development. I will be overseas for about four months. During that time I'll team up with some long-term EWB volunteers and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to work on a program called "Agriculture as a Business." Keep tuned for an update on what this work will consist of, and for more info on EWB's overall strategy for this program.
I guess before going any further I should tell you a bit about myself, although I can probably say with some confidence that my one reader (Hi Mom!) probably already knows a fair bit about me.
As you may have gathered, my name is Evan Walsh. But you might want to know more than that, so...
I'm a second-year Political Science student at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). I live in St. John's on a dairy farm and I volunteer with the MUN chapter of EWB (get used to acronyms!). I have a huge interest in social justice and international development and by extension topics like international politics and political philosophy.
Engineers Without Borders (which is not just for engineers) is a Canadian nongovernmental organization (NGO) that is committed to eradicating poverty. Poverty, though, is not about weakness or a lack of skill. It is a lack of opportunity. It is this need that EWB tries to address in its work overseas and at home in Canada. For more information in EWB and its work, please follow the above link.