This year for Dimagi I continued to work with my Cambridge-based Global Services team who is delivering a wide range of projects in Haiti, Nepal, Seattle, Ghana and many places in between. I also spent a fair bit of time working on my own project, a large comprehensive app to streamline treatment of Tuberculosis patients in India. That project team is huge, committed and inspiring and I’m lucky to be a part of the effort. 2016 had 2 more trips to Delhi (and I finally made it to Mumbai, thanks Anushree!). On a trip in July, I attended a fabulous wedding of a colleague and got Mehndi decorations done on my hand:
|Erin's amazing wedding in Delhi|
|Me on the floor in the assembly hall in the UN|
|...and me in Istanbul at the World Humanitarian Summit|
While busy with work, (did I mention work??) I also had a really fun year. Working from a Tiny House for a week in Vermont made a particularly busy time at work more pleasant, and now I know where I want to retire. Thanks to Keri for driving up from Philly to cap off the trip with a birthday celebration!
Now for the time warp: In March, I visited Raleigh to see Kate’s senior dance with the Rainbow Dance Company. It was beautiful and Lindy was great in her dances as well. Kate is loving being a freshman at UNC Greensboro (Deans List!) and Lindy is a freshman at Cary High and the second tallest member of the family! (Fine, a low bar but still... She is the baby!) I also got to see the nieces at the beach in August, over Thanksgiving and I’m writing this right now from my sister Lynn’s house in Raleigh for a few days near Christmas.
|Lindy, Mom and Kate at Kate's Senior Rainbow show|
|Me at the big Yellow Stone|
In October, I took an amazing journey back to the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village to see the young ladies of Eleanor Roosevelt family graduate from High School. It was wonderful to be back in such an amazing place and I’d forgotten how much I love it there. Ornella was the valedictorian and gave a rousing, inspiring speech. I am so proud of her. The sky is just the beginning!
|Back in ASYV for Eleanor Roosevelt Family's Graduation!|
|Atop the Virunga Volcano in the DRC|
Wishing you Peace on Earth and Happy New Year!