Aga Khan Foundation fellow, Jennifer Elms shares stories of her 10 years of travels

Aga Khan Foundation fellow, Jennifer Elms shares stories of her 10 years of travelsJennifer Elms has seen and done a lot in the past 10 years, travelling the world working and volunteering in the areas of social justice, education and gender equality.

It all started when she was 20. She took a break from university and ended up in Australia. In the years that followed she travelled to New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, India and Kenya, completed her masters in human rights and democratization and even worked at home for a time with the Western Regional Coalition to End Violence.

She said she always had a yearning to go and see other places.

“I think the further I wandered the more I just wanted to see and experience,” she said. “Through that travelling experience and being a tourist I just realized it’s not enough to just see, that I have to do something.”

All that she’s done is included in her recently self-published “Off the Rock: The Road Less Travelled,” a collection of short stories on her global travels.

She started writing the book about four years ago when she came back from Sri Lanka.

[…] Almost 30, her place right now is in Kampala, Uganda.

She went there in 2014 after being one of 20 young people from Canada selected as an Aga Khan Foundation fellow. She worked for awhile as a civil societies strengthening and gender specialist with Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa, and is currently the associate head of design at an organization focused on empowering teachers and improving student learning so children have better life chances for the future in Uganda and India.

More at the source: By Diane Crocker | August 07, 2016 | The Western Star

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