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And so it begins June 4, 2006

Posted by Nima in Uncategorized.

It’s hard to believe this is happening already, but tomorrow (or, today… in a few hours) is when I finally start my community development program with Canada World Youth split between the Québecois town of Nicolet and the West African nation of Mali. The program will involve me working with 8 other Canadians as well as 9 Malians for around 6 months on various community projects which I’ll try my best to document in this space. And in each locale I’ll be living with a local family alongside a Malian roomate.

Basically, it’s not quite auditing.

I’m certainly very excited, perhaps somewhat anxious (hence the middle of the night post) and nervous. I wonder if I’ve remembered to bring everything (I generally gave up in the way of clothing, but I do have 12 cases of chap-stick), what this first stage is going to be like…but we’ll have more on this story as it develops.

This is incidentally my first ever blog post; much like most bloggers , I currently have nothing worthwhile to say. I’m currently in Montreal and for now have a week of orientation to look forward to.

Hope you guys check back occasionally (and don’t forget to leave comments)

Take care,