Maya Washington (Nepal)

Maya grew up in San Francisco, CA. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently a graduate student at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management; pursuing a degree in Coexistence and Conflict with a focus on Humanitarian Aid. Maya is a former Peace Corps Volunteer having served in Kenya under the Ministry of Health as an HIV/AIDS education and prevention volunteer, where she helped provide Traditional Birth Attendants with kits needed to perform safe deliveries and assisted in training those attendants. After being evacuated from Kenya due to political turmoil, Maya served under the Ministry of Health in Lesotho (Southern Africa) as an HIV/AIDS education/prevention and youth development volunteer. While in Peace Corps Lesotho Maya helped HIV positive mothers learn how to better care for themselves and their newborns through nutrition and women’s health education. She helped begin two Libraries within her rural community of Nazareth, Lesotho and ran diversity camps throughout the country. Contact: mwashington@advocacynet.org



On the Road Again

06 Jun

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On Friday June 5th Yunesh and I packed our bags and headed to Dhankuta It was supposed to be for a 10 hour trip in a “pretty nice bus” according to Yunesh. Well, the bus was not “pretty nice and the trip was not 10 hours. At least we were not on a boat for a 3 hour tour. Not sure how good a Gilligan I would have made. Needless to say, I will be taking the option of flying back to Kathmandu when the time comes. 

Despite the fact that it was a longer trip than I’d anticipated I enjoyed some lovely views. Nepal is quite the beautiful country.

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When we finally arrived at the Care Women Nepal office many women were there to greet us with hugs and welcomes and the views from the office were even more breathtaking than those we’d seen on the way there. Now to begin my adventure of the next few weeks.

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Posted Jun 6th, 2015

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