Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Welcome to deda's desk and thanks for dropping by....

This blog captures my experience(s) as an intern with the International Rescue Committee in Phoenix -getting the internship is another story all together (that will come later). IRC helps resettle refugees that come into the United States and the organization is doing a very good job. I work in the Community and Economic Development team. I am not kidding when I say that's a great team... that team has it all together..

Join me as I make new friends, learn new languauges (I think -read hope- that by May I would be able to speak Karenni, Farsi, Arabic, Somali, Burmese, and Spanish - good luck with that!), and expand my skills set as I "build" a better me.

So here we are.. When you drop by again please say hi.

Until next time... ihasta luego...




  1. Damola! I, too, am working for the IRC in the education team. I love the organization. The people who work there are so incredibly passionate and dedicated. I wonder if we will ever see each other there? I greatly look forward to seeing how your internship goes and good luck with the languages!


  2. Damola,

    I am looking forward to reading more of your posts and learning more about what your company does. When I first read your blog title I was thinking more along the line of search and rescue, definitely not refugee relocation. But I must say now that I am more interested than I would have been had it actually been search and rescue. If you have a spare post available would you be willing to dive deeper into what all IRC does?
    Thank you,

  3. Wow, this sounds fascinating! I am also looking forward to reading more of your posts.

  4. I hope that you expand on how you got involved in this committee and how you are approaching learning all of those languages! Looking forward to your future posts!