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  • Peace and Love

  • Where there is peace, there is love and where there is love, there is peace. These two are married together and are dead without the other.

  • Credit: Florence Tesha
  • Major: Global Health and Chinese
  • Tags: Africa
  • Sunset Before High Tides

  • Happiness is not measured by what we earn, but how we earned it.

    Vision is not only about what we can see, but what we are willing to see and travel miles just to see it.

    The world is like a library, how much can you read? 

    -Florence

  • Credit: Florence Tesha
  • Major: Global Health and Chinese
  • Tags: Africa
  • Living the Coast

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Zanzibar is one among the three small East African islands in the Indian ocean. In the evening, people gather together to play football and other traditional dances on the beach, while others prepare their boats for fishing. One doesn't even have to live in Zanzibar or be…

  • Credit: Florence Tesha
  • Major: Global Health and Chinese
  • Tags: Africa
  • Cameroonian Jesus

  • A short bus ride outside of Dschang*, down a long dirt road and in the cradle of mountains, lies a little Monastery. When you exit the bus and step onto the warm, red dirt at this Monastery, you breathe in peace. You smell the quiet country air, hear bells from a…

  • Credit: Jaclyn Dobies
  • Tags: Africa
  • MSEM TODJOM 2013

  • This photograph, taken at the closing ceremony for the "Grand Cultural Festival of the People of Bandjoun" helps illustrate my independent research experience in the West Region of Cameroon. How can I describe living in the Chefferie* of Batoufam for 2.5 weeks, conducting research on community organizations? How do I depict…

  • Credit: Jaclyn Dobies
  • Tags: Africa
  • Reunions at the Lamidat of Ngaoundéré

  • Quiet, except for the soft padding of bare feet on stone and the swish of Boubous, the long and embroidered clothes worn by men in Ngaoundéré*. The scent of the hay from the thatch roofs. The semiarid, dessert heat that shines down from the sun and rises up from the sand,…

  • Credit: Jaclyn Dobies
  • Tags: Africa
  • Chef des Bagyeli

  • The Bagyeli are a group of hunter-gatherers who live primarily in the tropical forests of Cameroon. They are part of a larger autochthonous population commonly called "les pygmées"*. Like many of their brethren, this Bagyeli community of 25 people (of which the man photographed above is the Chief) faces the threat…

  • Credit: Jaclyn Dobies
  • Tags: Africa
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain