Introducing myself, talking about the work I will be doing in South Africa, and what I am most excited about!
Hi there! I will be in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa for three months with my good friend Ainslee. We are working with Ukulapha which is a community outreach program that is partnered with the township Elementary school in Pietermaritzburg. My family is South African and so I have always felt a strong tie to the Country, and a great respect and appreciation for the culture. I have just completed my final year in Child and Youth Care at UVIC which has taught me a lot about the importance of having a strength-based practice that is rooted in cultural sensitivity and empathy. I am excited about applying what I have learned from my degree, but am also well aware that I am much more of a learner than a teacher in my role as an intern!