When you hear the word ‘research,’ your mind probably automatically jumps to an image of a woman or man in white lab coat standing over a big beaker of liquid.
When you hear ‘qualitative research’ or ‘surveys’ you probably think of the pesky emails you receive from this company or that company about the quality of their services. However, you probably do not envision a Master’s student and her translator trekking across miles…ahem I mean kilometers of mountainous Lesotho searching for their next survey participant. This has certainly not been like any type of research that I have ever experienced before.
The TTLF Fellow is a representative of the North American organisation Touching Tiny Lives Foundation. Based for one year in Mokhotlong, Lesotho, the TTLF Fellow serves in an administrative support capacity for the Basotho charity Touching Tiny Lives (TTL).