Hello EWB USask,
I hope you are enjoying the summer heat! I wonder what the temperature is in Ghana...and in Malawi....???
There is now an easy way to find out.
Brett Smith is the University of Saskatchewan Junior Fellow currently working in Ghana with Kulemela Investments, a social impact investing firm that invests in mid-size African agricultural businesses to help them utilize excess capacity and develop their local economies.
I spoke with Brett last week, and he said that he would love to hear from people back home in Canada. You may reach him on his smartphone in Ghana at +233.242.447.939 and his email is email@example.com. Brett has a blog at http://brettwithoutborders.wordpress.com/ , a Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/brettsmith20 and he also has whatsapp. So let's send the Canada love!
James Wattam is the University of Saskatchewan Junior Fellow currently working in Malawi with the Water and Sanitation Team of Engineers Without Borders. For more information about WatSan see his blog, or better yet call James!
James' mobile number when calling from Canada is 00265998779371 and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. James has a blog at http://jameswattam.wordpress.com/ and a twitter feed at https://twitter.com/jgwattam. James has said that the best time to call from Canada is between 11 am and 1 pm Saskatchewan time, when it is evening in Malawi. This is likely similar for Brett.
Both James and Brett are heading into their last, most intense month of their placements. This is a time when it is especially important for them to know that the chapter is behind them all the way. Whether it is sending them an email, a text message, commenting on their blogs, or calling them, I know from my experience as a JF that it always brightens the day to know that someone in Canada is thinking about you.
Enjoy the sun!