Juba, the capital of South Sudan, is not a place people think of or are advised to visit. When I decided to move to South Sudan (in Yambio), my family and friends were worried about my safety and security, and for sure it doesn’t help at all knowing that the country is among the most […]
Category: South Sudan
Celebrating Ethiopian New Year 2012 – in 2019!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]