About this Blog

As the title of the blog suggests, this blog is all about telling the lion’s side of the story. I was touched by the Ghanaian proverb Gnatola ma no kpon sia, eyenabe adelan to kpo mi sena from ewe-mina meaning “Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story”  a few years ago and created the blog to relate my experience living the other side of the story of development.

This blog will chronicle my summer as a development worker experiencing life in a rural African village for the first time.

The views expressed in this blog are entirely my own.  I will try and be honest and open about my experience and share as much as I can (internet access permitting) with you the reader. If there is anything you would like to learn or know more about, whether it be where I am living, what I am working on, or anything else send me an email or throw up a comment, and I would happy to try my best to answer it.

Thanks for following my journey,

3 responses to this post.

  1. Hi Lauren,

    Oxford University Press SA would like to use the photo from your blog in their Grade 4 schoolbook: https://laurenhockin.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/how-its-made-drilling-a-borehole/.
    Please would you let me know if this is possible. We are happy to pay a fee.
    Many thanks.

    Kind regards,
    Nici Clarke


    • Hello,

      You are welcome to use the photo provided that you put a note about the source on the bottom. Something to the effect of “Photo taken by Lauren Hockin, EWB” would work nicely.

      Thank you for your interest,


  2. Hello Lauren,

    Thank you so much. We will certainly credit you as you ask.
    Congratulations on a very interesting blog. I ended up reading so much of what you have written and looking at all your photos! So informative yet personal. I hope you carry on the good work.

    All the best,


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