Thursday, May 19, 2011

South Sudan

It’s been a busy week! On Monday Paul got his official notice from USAID that he’s being posted as the Economist in the new mission in Juba, South Sudan. This is very exciting and kind of crazy at the same time. On July 9 South Sudan is receiving independence and will become it’s own country. It’s not very often these days that someone can participate in the development of a brand new nation.

At this point we don’t know when we will be leaving, hopefully in the fall. But in the mean time I’ll be reading up on Sudan and starting to look for a job there for myself. Excited!

In honor of our upcoming return to Africa (yay finally!) here are some pictures from our years in Uganda (2002-2004). 
Left top: The market in Ibanda (scanned photo back from the days of film)
Right top: At the Equator
Left bottom: Me with the kids from Kisubi Orphan Project
Right bottom: Hand washing station at a school event (scanned photo)
Left top: One of the orphans from the Kisubi Orphan Project carrying her "baby" down the road. 

Right top: With my counterpart, Margaret, at a village immunization outreach
Left bottom: With my friends planting a tree at the Kisubi Orphan Project craft market
Right bottom: School children dancing (scanned photo)

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