Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Canuck Goes Amuck Again - Cameroon Edition

Some rather exciting news to share with all of you. I'm off to Cameroon! I'm going to be Project Coordinator for an organization called ALL for Cameroon, a legal aid organization that works with law students as a way of providing training to the students and free legal services to those who can't otherwise afford representation. ALL stands for Aide Legale Libre. I think it's a great opportunity and represents the kind of project I've wanted to work on since I first started doing development work - something that will allow me to make use of my legal background and my more recent development experience. Here's a link to a video that they've put on YouTube that describes the organization and the work they do. I'll be working with the second woman in the video, Mbinkar Caroline (and replacing the first, Roxana Willis):

The project has already accomplished great things and has the potential to do even more, and I look forward to being a part of that over the next year. Departure date for Cameroon is the end of September, so look for new stories and pictures on the blog beginning sometime in October!