Undergraduate Blog / Author: Marvin R. Tarawally

Marvin Tarawally

Community Justice: A Tool For Real Justice In Liberia

Last week, we convened an interactive forum on informal justice issues in Liberia. This was done in partnership with the Hague Institute for Innovating Law (HIIL). The discussions and working sessions were very enlightening and these are some of the things I will like to highlight as part of this experience. In Liberia, there are…

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Perks of a Part-Time Internship

I think this is the busiest I’ve been during any of my summer vacations in Liberia. I set out this summer with a laundry list of things I wanted to accomplish. Ambitious things too. Lest I knew, conditions on the ground, the main ones being internet connection and electricity, weren’t as fitting as I’d anticipated.…

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Arts and Accountability in Liberia

On my close to 4 hours daily commute to Central Monrovia, I enjoy listening to the morning and evening talk shows on the radio – especially the truth breakfast show and the Costa Show. A significant chunk of what you hear on these shows centers around the public frustration of the government and its agents.…

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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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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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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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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…