What Am I Doing?

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Right now I am sitting in a very empty Brussels airport terminal, waiting to board a flight to Kigali, Rwanda. This is the first of what I hope to be a series of blog entries on this pretty incredible journey.

If you are reading this, it’s likely you already know why I’m on my way to Rwanda. Just in case though: I’m on my way to the UNESCO International Leadership Training Programme: A Global Intergenerational Regional Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. Quite the title, but what does it mean?

Essentially it is a forum that will bring together young leaders in the human rights field from all over the world. The goal is to further human rights through education, capacity building and leadership training. I encourage you to checkout the official blog for the forum, which you’ll find linked on the right side of my blog. I’m honored to be part of this forum and cannot wait to enter Africa for the first time in my life. To make things even better, not only will I be a participant in this program, but I am also a member of the Media Team and will be filming the entire forum!

Now I shall sit and wait for the next flight…a bit tired and recovering from a New England cold (just to remind me of where I am coming from I guess!) that has left me almost deaf in one ear from the plane ascension/descension. Haha, but regardless of all that, I am so excited for what lay ahead! I hope to share as much as possible along the way, but there are many unknown factors, such as the internet availability where I am staying. This may be my last post from overseas or my first of many; I hope for the latter!

At any rate,  I will come back from Rwanda with much to share, show and tell.



Author: John Abdulla

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  1. Hi John,

    So glad that you make it to Brussels. By now you must be in Rwanda. Thinking about you and hoping all went well. Be careful of the drinking water.

    I hope my message goes through.

    Keep well and blessed.

    Sr. Gladys

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