So I highly doubt this blog has enough readership to make this plug worth it, but I figured there’s no harm in giving it a shot.
As I’ve said before, I attended an Arab Development conference last October. At the time, I felt inspired by my active peers and wanted to take action myself. My first step was to create this blog. I thought that while there were clearly a couple hundred young people who didn’t fall into this category, my peers are more frequently apathetic to global issues than otherwise. I therefore decided to start this blog, hoping to bring attention to issues around the world that I thought were important and/or under-publicized.
Since then, I decided it was time to take my action beyond the virtual blogosphere, so in December, my friend Joyce and I toyed with various ideas, and eventually The Dadaab Project was born. Dadaab is a refugee camp located on the Kenyan-Somali border and is home to thousands of Somali refugees as well as IDPs from other parts of Kenya. Although the famine in the Horn of Africa has officially been declared over, food scarcity remains an issue. Our project therefore seeks to raise money that will be sent to the camp in the form of food aid. Two weeks ago, we found out we were accepted to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University for our project and we couldn’t be more excited. For more information about our initiative, please check out our tumblr: The Dadaab Project