Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Return to Village

After 3 weeks of technical training, we are 110% prepared to return to village and start our work. Confession: as we pack our bags to return to village today, I am anxious. I don't know if there will ever come a time in the next 2 years where I feel as if I am fully prepared to live and work in this country. Every day presents a new logistical challenge. Language, cultural integration or simply trying to figure out bus departure times -- tried to google the bus schedule, no luck. Nevertheless, waati sera (the time has come) to give it a try. We most likely will be out of contact until early August. Thanks to all of you for your letters, packages, text messages, prayers and other words of encouragement. *Bintu

1 comment:

  1. Hi George and Anna:

    *Received your nice postcard and am blogging back...I sent an email to your Gmail, not sure if you got it

    *Glad you are jumping into the deep end; you will do fine and you will stumble as everyone does, but just get back up again and keep slugging...I hope the training was good, George you certainly know about that topic

    *Despite the woes in the rest of the US and World economy, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Soltions is doing well, actively transforming healthcare practice through information technology....

    *Glad you are enjoying the mud hut and your traditional Mali dress looks great on you and Anna...

    *3M (Meena, Maya, Mira) all say hi and I will get them to blog...we are expanding our business significantly globally, so make sure you guys give me a ring when you are ready to come back...


    Arvind Subramanian
    President & CEO
    Wolters Kluwer Health
    Clinical Solutions