Nicole Farkouh

Nicole Farkouh (Collective Campaign for Peace – COCAP): Nicole graduated from Smith College with a BA in Cultural Anthropology. She also has a Master of Education from the University of New Orleans. Nicole’s professional background is in education. She has worked as a teacher, administrator, and consultant, mainly with middle school students with special needs. She is also a certified community mediator and has studied a complementary model of mediation based on Non-Violent Communication. She has studied abroad in India, lived and taught in Mexico. At the time of her fellowship, she was studying for a Master of Public Policy degree at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. After her fellowship, Nicole wrote: "More than anything, this summer I received a new level of understanding /appreciation for the complexity involved in “development” and “human rights” work…. Particularly being a foreign body trying to work in a new culture."



THE MAIN EVENT

14 Aug

This gigantic spider (maybe crab is a better description) suddenly appeared on my wall – about the size of a silver dollar – conspicuously close to my bed. Swallowing my initial concern and trying to remind myself of all the good things spiders do I took the following picture. Unfortunately I felt it lacked perspective and tried to figure out how to capture it in another shot. I thought using my toe might be a good idea, but not surprisingly as I moved it toward the spider (god knows what I was thinking) the spider ran away…. Right into plain site of my gecko roommate, Boy George. I was worried that BG might get killed by this fierce looking creature, but before I knew it the fight had been called. Let’s hear it for another rockin Saturday night in Gaighat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted By Nicole Farkouh

Posted Aug 14th, 2014

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