Selam no? Selam no!
This is the common greeting here in Addis. So hello to whoever is reading this, I hope all is well. This week was pretty cool.
First I want to start by saying we had to pour out some “theoritical champagne” for Sarah this week. She returned to the U.S. and will continue to be great in her endeavors. She will be missed!
So…Diana and I with the help of the rest of the rapid assessment team finished our data collection tools and were ready to do our prelimanry test field visit. We found ourselves traveling to the Adama region to an area called “Nezret”. We planned to test our data collection tools in prepartion for the field visits that we will be taking during the rest of the month of July. The field visit went well. The team was compromised of Gina, Diana, Damola, Sarah and myself. We all contributed in different capacities to the success of the trip.
We had to have translators with us because the women who we were interviewing spoke Oromifia which is a language none of us were familiar with. We walked away with some excellent findings. We also found things we needed to revise in our instruments as we prepare for our upcoming field visit next week.
Thursday we celebrated the departure of Sarah at a local hotspot called Jolly Bar. Suprisingly a lot of foreigners (ferenji as they call us) were there that night.
We also had a party at House 1, but this party was because the landlord of House 1 wanted to have a house party lol. This house party was nice she had many of her family and friends over and we ate traditional food as we interacted with much of the family.
Shouts out to Sarah for all the photos.