This was my first visit to an indigenous territory in Brazil and I enjoyed it very much. I feel happy to have gotten the opportunity to go there although I was merely an observer. In the Indigenous Land Igarapé Lourdes I visited the two indigenous tribes, Gavião and Arara. They share the same territory but speak totally different … Continue reading Field visit: Igarapé Lourdes
As some of you might now, I’m since January a graduated International Social Worker. I’m very proud of my profession, and today is the international celebration of it and what we do, with this years theme: ‘Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability’ So on behalf of this day with this theme, I wanted to share some … Continue reading Happy World Social Work Day 2017!
Travelling by boat down Rio Madeira eventually led us to the community Nazaré. A small, calm village with boats as their only means of transportation. The houses all made of solid wood colorfully painted, surrounded with green grass and palm trees. Except for a light breeze from the river and distant noise from motorboats, everything seemed … Continue reading Field visit: Nazaré
A few days ago I finally got to see some more of this beautiful country. I went together with a professor from the local univeristy and some students of her who are studying the womens role in rural areas. Very interesting to see their standard of living and get to know them a bit! On … Continue reading Field visit: Joana D’arc III
It’s been a long week here in Brazil, filled with soo many new impressions. Although it’s far from the nearest beach, the people I love, and from anything familiar – I’m definitely happy that I’m here. Here in Porto Velho it’s raining. I find it nice from time to time since it clears the air. … Continue reading 1st week in Brazil
How it all began: It all started with me sitting by the computer in Sweden, daydreaming about what I would like to do after I graduate as a International Social Worker, which is to travel and learn more about cultures. So I entered globalportalen.org (a really good site where they collect many open placements from … Continue reading Why am I in Brazil?
Floating on a cloud. Like this airplane that’s taking me away, I’m floating on a cloud. It’s a bit unreal, in a way I haven’t understood it yet – I’m actually on my way. I’ve got to remind myself every other minute what I’ve accomplished, and what the future holds. I’m so grafeful – 2017 … Continue reading Airplane thoughts