Posted by Joshua Whitener on Sunday, March 27, 2011,
I came to Cameroon almost 17 months ago to the day. It’s funny now to think about my expectations on that day. I was just coming out of University, excited, nervous and anxious about living in Africa. I’d traveled before and my learned experience was to travel with as few assumptions as possible since they’ll undoubtedly be turned upside down. Still, we all have an image of Africa. The media shows us the famine, the desolation, the war, and a mental image is made.
Posted by Joshua Whitener on Monday, March 21, 2011,
I guess its about time I introduced myself... If you've followed
YAN's development I'm sure you've seen me here on the site as a member
of "the team." I've been here in Buea since December of 2009
volunteering at Buea School for the Deaf
(BSD) independently. I worked with Erin Wildurmuth (YAN Director) in
teaching video production to the students at BSD last Jan-March and then
continued to help Heather on her arrival last October at the Bilingual
Grammar School. So I've been apart ... Continue reading ...
Posted by Heather Faison on Tuesday, March 15, 2011,
I wanted to write this post while I was still on African soil, because in less than 48 hours I'll be back home in America. To say this time has flown by would be an understatement. I feel like I just arrived in Cameroon and remember well my first days here. I was terrified. Before I applied for this job I couldn't even point out Cameroon on a map. I was never the adventurous type growing up. I was the one joined at my mother's hip who was destined to remain in North Carolina until my ...