About

Me

My name is Umair Muhammad. I’m a third year environmental engineering student at the University of Waterloo. I will be in Ghana with Engineers Without Borders Canada from May through August 2011. I’ll be writing about international development, Ghana, and other things on this blog.

I can be reached through email at umairmuhammad@ewb.ca

Blog Name

The name of this blog, Jana Ghana Mana, may seem like it’s senseless but there’s actually something to it. Jana Gana Mana is the name of a famous Bengali poem written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1911. (It’s used today as the national anthem of India). Changing the word Gana to Ghana is meant to be a gesture of solidarity between where I’m from, South Asia, and Ghana.

All views presented in this blog are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the opinions or values of Engineers Without Borders Canada.


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