Title: Sarah Oakes (Indonesia)

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URL: http://sarahoakes.wordpress.com/

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Untitled - 03/Jan/2012 08:14 - 4523 days ago
The more time I spend working in the field, and the more flaws I find in the current International Development system, the more ...
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Getting social to make real change - 03/Jan/2012 08:14 - 4523 days ago
The more time I spend working in the field, and the more flaws I find in the current International Development system, the more ...
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Think more, spend less - 31/Jul/2011 08:47 - 4679 days ago
Lots of complaining so far. Now for something more positive… So how can we make it work? Work directly with people who car...
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Think more, spend less - 31/Jul/2011 08:47 - 4679 days ago
Lots of complaining so far. Now for something more positive… So how can we make it work? Work directly with people who car...
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Solving the world’s problems with donuts - 30/Jul/2011 08:29 - 4680 days ago
Issue # 4: New theories do not translate to different practices. So many times the money givers change focus. They learn someth...
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Solving the world’s problems with donuts - 30/Jul/2011 08:29 - 4680 days ago
Issue # 4: New theories do not translate to different practices. So many times the money givers change focus. They learn so...
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Corruption? What corruption? - 29/Jul/2011 08:23 - 4681 days ago
Issue # 3: Corruption is rife at every level and in every sector. It is rife in government departments, and sadly, also rife in...
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Corruption? What corruption? - 29/Jul/2011 08:23 - 4681 days ago
Issue # 3: Corruption is rife at every level and in every sector. It is rife in government departments, and sadly, also rif...
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Following the leader…but which one–the cash or the cause? - 28/Jul/2011 08:20 - 4682 days ago
Issue # 2: International Development is viewed with completely different eyes by local people working in the field. In the deve...
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Following the leader…but which one–the cash or the cause? - 28/Jul/2011 08:20 - 4682 days ago
Issue # 2: International Development is viewed with completely different eyes by local people working in the field. In the ...
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So…why isn’t International Development working? - 27/Jul/2011 09:09 - 4683 days ago
Issue #1: Too many people have a vested interest in the system staying as it is. It is hard to be objective about development wo...
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So…why isn’t International Development working? - 27/Jul/2011 09:09 - 4683 days ago
Issue #1: Too many people have a vested interest in the system staying as it is. It is hard to be objective about development wo...
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I’m going to change the world and this is how it starts… - 27/Jul/2011 08:14 - 4683 days ago
Over the next few days I’m going to share some thoughts after spending seven years working in International Development an...
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I’m going to change the world and this is how it starts… - 27/Jul/2011 08:14 - 4683 days ago
Over the next few days I’m going to share some thoughts after spending seven years working in International Development an...
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Monkeys, cheese and mouldiness - 16/Feb/2011 09:58 - 4844 days ago
It’s been an awfully long time since I wrote anything down apart from long ‘to do’ lists so I’m going to try and write s...
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Monkeys, cheese and mouldiness - 16/Feb/2011 09:58 - 4844 days ago
It’s been an awfully long time since I wrote anything down apart from long ‘to do’ lists so I’m going to try and write s...
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Ordinary Events, Extraordinary Endings…. - 21/Dec/2010 12:50 - 4901 days ago
Christmas. It’s in the Post. I’ve been trying to send my Christmas parcels home in good time since the end of November now. ...
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Ordinary Events, Extraordinary Endings…. - 21/Dec/2010 12:50 - 4901 days ago
Christmas. It’s in the Post. I’ve been trying to send my Christmas parcels home in good time since the end of November now. ...
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Nobody panic!!! All better now! - 19/Oct/2010 01:54 - 4964 days ago
Everyone can calm down now - I’m all better! It seems all I needed was to spend a day looking at a big pile of crisp pack...
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Nobody panic!!! All better now! - 19/Oct/2010 01:54 - 4964 days ago
Everyone can calm down now – I’m all better! It seems all I needed was to spend a day looking at a big pile of ...
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Thangs you for come to fisiting us! - 18/Oct/2010 11:26 - 4965 days ago
Just wanted to share some wonderful examples of why it is constantly amusing to live in a place where English is seen as an impo...
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Unfavourable encounters that strike you as strange, offensive, and unacceptable (AKA The Negative Blog) - 13/Oct/2010 12:04 - 4970 days ago
Culture shock – a subcategory of transition shock. Transition shock is a state of loss and disorientation predicated by a ...
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Pete’s blog–a far funnier version of the same events - 26/Aug/2010 04:20 - 5018 days ago
Please let me introduce Pete’s blog: http://petesmagicaladventures.blogspot.com/ This blog describes exactly the same stuf...
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Allah, can you turn it down please?! - 26/Aug/2010 04:09 - 5018 days ago
I know it’s been a while since my last blog so I have over a month of unexplained business to cover, but with this blog I want...
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Wedding, Wedding, Celebrating your First Period, Wedding. - 18/Jul/2010 12:21 - 5057 days ago
Sorry its been a while since my last update. Bizarrely, I’ve been too busy going to weddings to write anything. Today we h...
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Another year of life, another jump off a cliff - 07/Jul/2010 12:14 - 5068 days ago
SO since my last proper ‘what we’ve been doing’ post, we’ve had a birthday (mine!), complete with a near fire on a bamb...
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Schmoking! - 04/Jul/2010 12:00 - 5071 days ago
Well, most of the volunteers on our trip have developed a pack-a-day habit – just to follow the cultural norms you unde...
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Poo - 01/Jul/2010 11:25 - 5074 days ago
I know this won’t be to everyone’s taste, so if you don’t care for excrement talk, don’t read on. But si...
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What a lovely holiday! - 25/Jun/2010 01:16 - 5080 days ago
Guilty as charged – I feel a little bit like I’m on holiday right now… Yes, I know  I’m supposed to be ...
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Here we are! - 16/Jun/2010 15:45 - 5089 days ago
So, here we are now in Bali! We’ve been here just over a week now, settling in and being ‘inducted’.  The mai...
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A bit about what we’re doing and VSO - 25/May/2010 13:32 - 5111 days ago
You can find out a bit about VSO, who I’m volunteering with, here and here’s lots of volunteers explaining what VS...
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Tana Toraja–one great big death party! - 25/May/2010 13:30 - 5111 days ago
One of the coolest places to go on our island Sulawesi is Tana Toraja, famous for celebrating funerals – which they save u...
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Tana Toraja–one great big death party! - 25/May/2010 13:30 - 5111 days ago
One of the coolest places to go on our island Sulawesi is Tana Toraja, famous for celebrating funerals – which they save u...
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Off we go! - 25/May/2010 11:37 - 5111 days ago
So here’s my first blog so we all have a practice of writing and reading it before I go! In less than a week we are going...
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Off we go! - 25/May/2010 11:37 - 5111 days ago
So here’s my first blog so we all have a practice of writing and reading it before I go! In less than a week we are going...
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