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Month: June 2012

What Do I Think of Education and Bridge International Academies? Pt. 1

What Do I Think of Education and Bridge International Academies? Pt. 1

After six months learning about agriculture in West Africa and working on a project whose objective was to improve the private sector, I decided to return to the private sector, since the public sector was not very good at making it any better.  I had interviewed with the Acumen Fund for its global fellowship in Nairobi six months prior.  I knew a few folks through my Kiva connections, and began networking for jobs there.  I cold-emailed a few, hit up…

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What Do I think of Nairobi?

What Do I think of Nairobi?

When you live abroad, you are, with certain key exceptions, surrounded by people with a similar zest for seeing things differently.  This is particularly true for places that are either particularly off the beaten path or destinations for people whose interests reflect your own.  Burma a couple of years ago fell into the former category, while Kenya this past year would be the latter. People ask me all the time what I think of Nairobi.  I tell them that I…

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