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VOYAGERPosted by vagablond 2011-10-09 11:12:31

The journey back (REISEN TILBAKE)

This fall, three Norwegian aid veterans are returning to countries they used to work in. However, they do not intend to travel alone. The aid workers will be accompanied by nine common Norwegians who will report on the effects of Norwegian aid.

Norway has been involved in public development aid since 1952. The goal has always been to fight poverty - with different means. Many projects over the years have given people a new existence, dignity and faith in the future. But there are also projects where patience is tested.

Three former aid workers will be making a trip back to where they worked, meeting people they worked with at the time, and look at what has happened to the communities and the people.

Nine ordinary Norwegians will travel with the veterans. These will give you a glimpse of Norwegian assistance. They should convey what they experience and share with you their reflections on what they see. The travelers will also meet people and hear their stories, both people who have worked with the assistance and people who have benefited from assistance. Everyone has a story.

The journey back is Norad's information campaign to disseminate the results of Norwegian assistance.

(Article translated from

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

This year Norad arranges the “journey back” to Zambia, Nepal and South-Africa.

I am a contestant and in the run for participating on the journey to Zambia.

Give me your vote and I will do my best to communicate my experiences and share it with you.

Let me give something back – by being part on the Journey back.

To vote, please follow the link: (select Nicole Jacqueline Schmitz and press the “FERDIG” button. You can vote 1 time per device, so please vote from your iPhones and iPads in addition to your Macs and PCs!),97

Thanks in advance! Voting ends Monday October 10 at 14:00 (Norway time)

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Posted by vagablond 2011-10-25 21:51:47

Thanks - I am sure your colleague will enjoy a lifetime experience ;)

Posted by Henning 2011-10-18 01:34:40

I’m sorry you didn’t win. You would have loved this trip.