I have had a great opportunity to read uncountable number of blogs and articles about wildlife conservation written in scientific journals and posted on social media like Facebook and Twitter being my favourite. However, granted the chance to contribute in wildlife...
GVI offers many projects for volunteers in many different countries around the world. I am an intern in Shimoni, Kenya on a Conservation Internship with a focus on primate research in the Forests and dolphin identification in the Pemba Channel just off-shore. I chose...
First a feeding frenzy. Mackerel leap high out of the water, herding tiny herrings below. Opportunistic terns dive sharply, expertly selecting their share of the catch. In the distance a gigantic splash is spotted, it must be a whale. Others on board confirm, having...
As I write this post it is a few days before the end of my time on the Forest Conservation program in Shimoni, Kenya. I have now been in this idyllic part of the world for nearly five weeks after deciding I needed a change from the London rat-race, and what a five...
As someone who has been through the whole standardized testing process in America, it’s fascinating to both observe the Kenyan testing process and support student revisions for it. Interestingly enough, the process itself is quite similar to that of America’s. I...
I wish I could breathe underwater. Being in the ocean and observing all the amazing marine life in its natural habitat is a job that will never grow old for me. But the only problem is I have to breathe oxygen and stay fairly close to the surface for the majority of...
Have you heard the expression, One moment can change your life forever…? Well me being 22 years old and freshly out of college I assumed that this phrase only pertained to falling in love and never imagined one moment completely changing my life. True enough, it’s not...
In America, I am a Community Health Educator/HIV Counsellor. My job is centered on three main objectives- health education, disease prevention, and community outreach and my duties consist of testing people for HIV/STD’s, outreaching to high-risk communities,...
The air is full, thick and humid in the darkness. The cave walls stretch out around you glistening in the dim light; the floor, soft and crawling with life. The cave ceiling alive, moving, swooping and darting; and in the torchlight, thousands of ruby eyes shining...
I think this is the first time in my whole life where people have completely butchered my name. Having a pretty simple name of Nicholas I normally tell the kids in Kenya my name is just Mr. Nick. It’s less syllables and relatively easy phonetically. Being the...
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