Sunday, April 22, 2007

first steps

This is a Big Request for your help. I know that through the magic of 6-degrees of separation and other such forces, there will be someone among my beloved readers who will be able to give me some real, solid answers here.

For many years I have had the not-so-secret desire to return to Ethiopia to live. My recent visit did nothing to cool that desire. In fact, it has only fanned the flames.

So here is my problem. How do I do that? Wait, bear with me. I have not done any job hunting for 20 years, so I'm quite out of practice. I would need a job to obtain a visa. I have done some browsing online of ngo's, etc., to see what opportunities might be there without much luck. Although, like a lot of people I suppose, I live from paycheck to paycheck, I can imagine finding ways to support myself if I were to go as a volunteer for a time.

I have worked as a Registered Nurse for many years on a busy inpatient surgical care ward and thus I have extensive experience in post-surgical care of most of the surgical specialties: general, thoracic, urological, gynecological; even some plastic, orthopedic and vascular. Prior to that, I worked as the French Specialist teacher at the High School level -- therefore my continued interest in education.

Now, armed with perhaps more personal information than I had ever intended to give here on a blog concerned in a general way with gardening, perhaps you can think of some concrete, helpful information that I need. If you do, email me.



Blogger clairesgarden said...

you could try asking the aid providers, they do have paid staff as well as volunteers and your nursing experience would be very valuable to them

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