Hello all! I’ve become very acclimated during my first two weeks at Mama Maji. As I wait for my supervisor to return from Kenya (this Monday!!) I continue to work on media projects that I started in the spring. Here are a few examples:
When tasked with making Instagram promotions, I decided to find quotes from as many African women as possible. I think it’s important to pay tribute to the powerful women that have already made their mark in Kenyan environmentalism.
In addition to these photos, I’ve started a promo video montage using the photos and videos that my supervisor has been sending back.
These first two weeks have shown me how this field requires a great deal of self-initiative. Non-profits, specifically NGOs, can be a little hectic. In fact, I remember a woman describing it as the process of “repairing a bike as you continue to ride it someplace important,” at a PLEN conference last fall. Although these first two weeks have been an important lesson in how to self-manage, I do look forward to meeting with Brian on Monday so I can start some of my grant proposal writing work. Until then!!