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About Me

I was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec where I attended McGill University completing my Bachelor of Arts degree with a double-major in world religions and political science, minoring in philosophy. After three years of undergraduate study, I worked for the Canadian government before being accepted into the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP), a fully funded scholarship offered ...

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3 Articles to Share

After a long hiatus, I’d like to share with you three articles that I found interesting and fascinating on religion, atheism, conflict and pluralism.

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Uganda’s Asian Archive at Carleton Universtiy

A great moment of pride was shared by our family as we helped support Carleton University’s Ugandan Asian Archives Collection and the inauguration of the Hassanali and Sakinabai Fakirani study room. 

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Parker Palmer, “The Courage to Teach”

Palmer’s The Courage to Teach is highly recommended to all those invloved in the field of education, teachers, parents, researchers or others. The subject of the 4th post On Education, included below is the first chapter of his book. Palmer, The Courage to Teach (AF)

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John Dewey, “Democracy and Education”

In my second entry for the series On Education, I focused on Dewey’s Democracy and Education, a work that I am sure many educationalists would enjoy. Included here is the text with my personal annotations. Dewey, Democracy and Education (AF) w: notes

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Learning Through Travel

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”  ― Augustine of Hippo

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Yes, I do work here

A post on some of the work I have been doing at the Aga Khan University – Institute for Educational Development during my posting.

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A Guide to Dar

An outsider’s take on all the things that Dar has to offer. From food to beaches, this is not a bad place to be!

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50 years from now…

Dar is  booming  but what will the future have in store for this city? What gets “lost” in development?

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#PassportChallenge

A simple challenge. Fill up your passport before it expires. #welltravelled.

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Stupid Mosquitos!

ARRgghhhhh! Mosquitos everywhere! The animal responsible for causing the most human fatalities, new technologies can diminish malaria infection rates.

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My link to EA

When I found out that my posting would take me to Dar, I was elated! My parents have roots in this part of the world, my mom being from the Congo and my dad from Uganda. My wife was born in neighbouring Kenya. Only recently, I found out from my maternal grandmother (my nanima) that my ...

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Kariakoo, a district in Dar, also happens to have one of the largest markets in the city where all sorts of wares are sold. It is a bustling and vibrant market with food vendors vying for your patronage and hawkers trying to convince you that you need a new belt or sandals or kitchen utensils. ...

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You’ve got to love a sign that warns you about falling coconuts!

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An Introduction…

Hello from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, my home for the next 8 months! I’m here as part of an Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) Fellowship working with the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development, East Africa. (AKU – IED). Both these organizations fall under the larger umbrella of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), ...

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My link to EA

A generation removed, I find myself back to my ancestral roots in East Africa.

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Kariakoo

Kariakoo, a district in Dar, also happens to have one of the largest markets in the city

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An introduction

Hello from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, my home for the next 8 months!