Marvin Tarawally

The Ebola nightmare – Working from home

The week right after I conducted my unsuccessful field visits, the country was hit with an extreme health crisis – the Ebola virus disease outbreak. The government announced that the situation was a national health emergency and that all necessary measures should be taken to prevent the spread of the disease. The disease spreads through contact…

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Marvin Tarawally

Refined Scope of work and getting the job done

In the weeks following my team’s heavy deadlines, my scope of work (what I was actually meant to be doing) was refined as attached at the end. I’ve been working endlessly in collaboration with my supervisors to develop the youth club leadership assessment tools that would generate information and test our assumptions. This document was…

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Marvin Tarawally

Deadlines and Expectations

We are back in office straight from the county youth summits. Next big project is reporting on our experience and recommending changes for things that did not work well and continuation of things that did work as planned. This included numerous meetings, arranging Skype calls and check-ins with our Technical advisers from EDC’s Headquarters in…

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Marvin Tarawally

My tour of 3 counties in Liberia – A challenging but insightful experience – Part I.

June 15 – Travel day   I recently visited Bong, Nimba and Lofa counties, three of the 15 subdivisions in Liberia, for the first time. All my years in Liberia, I have only lived on the outskirts of Monrovia and had all my activities in the immediate surroundings of where I grew up. Visiting these new…

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Marvin Tarawally

While it begins…. I’m up for the challenge!

                        It’s 6:30AM in Monrovia and I’m already dressed up with my backpack on and and trying to find a taxi to drop me off at the Education Development Center Advancing Youth Project office in Sinkor, Monrovia. At exactly 7:30 I was dropped off opposite…

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