Friday, February 18, 2011

Did you know MckMama's still in Africa?

MckMama's still in Africa.

Despite the fact that her current trip to Africa is with GHNI (Global Hope Network International), MckMama was able to arrange a visit with two of the children that she sponsors through Compassion International. MckMama arranged these visits at her expense. Per her blog post, she was going to travel 4 hours to meet up with the children and one of the children was going to have to travel 6-7 hours (each way) to visit with her.

She also posted on her blog today with a Q & A post where she answered questions that have been posted by her blog readers. Unfortunately, those questions and answers don't address the more common questions about this trip: Why is she there? What does GHNI really do? What type of work is being done by the individuals who are on this trip? How will teaching social media (Twitter, Tumblr, Skype, etc.) to these villages help them? There are a lot of vague descriptions about the protocols and practices of GHNI, but there are not any clear answers about the methodology that is used.