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Archive for February 20th, 2012

A tough winter in Tajikistan – A Humanitarian Aid Corps volunteer reports from the field

Monday, February 20th, 2012
Aine Lynch is another of the first group of European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps volunteers to have been deployed in late 2011. Currently in Tajikistan, Aine shares her experiences of the first three months of the programme.

Aine Lynch is another of the first group of European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps volunteers to have been deployed in late 2011. Currently in Tajikistan, Aine shares her experiences of the first three months of the programme.

25/01/2012 – Before being deployed to Tajikistan in late October 2011 as part of the first pilot European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps I have to admit that I couldn’t point it out on a map. All I knew is that it was somewhere among the barrage of ‘-stan’s in central Asia. Thankfully, the last three months, working as an Education Officer in the small south westerly city of Kurgan-Teppe, Tajikistan, has done a lot in changing my geographical knowledge of this country and its people. Read the full entry