On September 12, 2019 I was celebrating Ethiopian New Year 2012! Yes, you read it correctly! 2012! I have actually forgotten where did I celebrate 2012 but, for sure, I’ll remember the Ethiopian New Year 2012. How did I end up in a celebration of Ethiopian New Year 2012 – in 2019? The Ethiopian Battalion […]
Category: South Sudan
I’ve entered my tenth month of being a UN Volunteer with UNMISS and now, almost confidently, I can answer almost all Frequently Asked Questions someone might have for the procedures and life as a UNV and other general questions about moving to South Sudan. Below, I’ve taken all the relevant questions I’ve received over this […]
As I’ve said a couple of times in other posts, Juba, South Sudan is not a place people think or are advised of visiting. Even when I decided to move to South Sudan (in Yambio, precisely), people were worried about the safety and security (it doesn’t help at all knowing that the country is among […]
Living in Yambio, South Sudan has never been on my mind until last year in February when I got the job offer for UNMISS.
It seems like I became interested to work as UN Volunteer but I can’t really remember how exactly. I love to volunteer my time, skills, and knowledge and I’ve been doing it for a long time in various settings. To this day, I don’t know what sparked my interest in becoming a UN Volunteer. I […]