Below is a blog, written by Jennica, that will keep you updated about the photovoice project as it happens.
Feel free to leave words of encouragement, questions or opinions on the entries. They are appreciated!
I cannot believe that tomorrow morning I will wake up and it will be September. August seems as quick and fleeting as a flash of lightning. I suppose it is appropriate I blog now as Photovoice data collection officially ended today. Let`s see if I can recap the month quickly. We gave out the last […]
I swear it was just June and now July is almost over. Time is absolutely flying by…. We are collecting the second disposable cameras from our ever dwindling Photovoice participants this week. This means that we have given out round one of cameras, got most of the cameras back (4 ended up being stolen, but […]
Today I realized that this is the last week of June… which blew my mind as I feel like June just started. At the end of the week, photovoice will have been in operation for 1 month. How crazy is that?!?! Things have been going well overall – there have been many moments of chaos […]
Photovoice has gone from an up-and-coming project to my all-encompassing reality as of late. I don’t have children, but my current life feels (what I imagine) it is like when you transition from being pregnant to having an infant who needs your attention & time almost constantly. Week 2 is now complete… and I am […]
It’s crazy how fast time flies… I swear I just wrote one of these! This has been a big month for Photovoice… a research assistant has been hired, both the facilitator & RA have had multiple training sessions and we got ethics approval from the local university on May 9th (although it took until the […]
I was updating my Team DJS calendar this evening and realized I haven’t blogged in awhile…. So, trying to live up the DJS motto of getting things done, here I am. Today was a big day for the M&E project – the outreach survey was finished today with a total of 434 people surveyed and […]
Tuberculosis is just one of the many health risks that street children and youth face. Due to limited access to health care and their transient lifestyle, it is often difficult to get appropriate treatment. With TB, you take 4 different drugs for 2 months and 2 drugs for 4 months after that. Tumaini is currently […]
I sometimes have a hard time processing emotions. For better or worse, I have an amazing talent at compartmentalizing so I can feel perfectly normal and have all the crap I’ve experienced in a day sitting, unprocessed, on the shelf completely removed from my mind. Once it builds up (something I’m unaware of if I […]
Each day is so different and awing it’s unbelievable. Each day zooms by and yet (when I reflect on it) feels like at least a 2-day day. The survey is underway and, even though I’m not even doing the hard part of actually administering the survey (which is done all by one person… the Outreach […]
So Thursday was the official launch party for the M&E project, which was designed to be a meal that got everyone on the same page and got the staff & volunteer’s buy-in. From my perspective, the best part was food preparation… The M&E project leaders (three foreigners including myself) asked the chef for his ideas […]