Alec Yeh senegal 2010
"When you're challengedÉa different side of you is exposed. I want to be able to show my community that with just a high school diploma, with just one year there's so much you can do."
Malaria – “the biggest problem in Senegal”
Every once and a while, I’ll sit next to Seck to observe a consultation. But for the first time, I sat in the patients’ seat, facing the ominous head nurse. Fortunately for me, I was only sitting there for an interview, and not for health reasons.
“My last question. What is the biggest problem in Senegal?”
“Malaria,” he responded without hesitation.
I hadn’t been in Senegal for very long when that question was first asked. And I really didn’t understand why malaria was the biggest medical problem in Senegal. I mean, so we get some people with malaria every once…Read the rest »
April 24, 2010
Fanta is so freaking amazing. I had this great conversation with her last night after dinner. It always stems from food. She’s always asking me what food I like in Senegal. But then she stops me halfway through and says, “Okay okay. What don’t you like in Senegal?” And this happens all the time. That’s how all our conversations after dinner start. But this one just kept on going. We started talking about her history. We talked about what jobs she worked. We talked about what she wants to do in the future. Just talking to her, it made me…Read the rest »
April 14, 2010
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