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Duncan Chalmers – Blog 2: “Hurry up and wait”: Flexibility, community, and the little joys of everyday life at SDC

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! This coming week marks one month of working and living at the Karenni Social Development Centre in Mae Hong Son province, Thailand. In many ways, almost paradoxically, it feels as though I’ve been… Continue Reading →

Duncan Chalmers – Blog 3: Feasting, Religion, and Gender – Experiences of a Karenni Funeral

A number of weekends ago, August 5th to 7th to be exact, was an interesting one here at SDC. A hive of activity. A cornucopia of sounds. A true array of emotions. One could use all of these expressions to… Continue Reading →

Chad Boissy – Blog 1: Pre Departure Introduction

Hello! I am heading to Cape Town, South Africa in the next couple weeks to volunteer for the African Institute of Mathematics and Sciences School Enrichment Centre (AIMSSEC). During my time in South Africa, I am aiding in the development… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 3: As A Woman In Malaysia…

I’ve encountered challenges as a woman in Malaysia that I wouldn’t have come across if I was the opposite sex. As an outspoken, confident and independent individual who grew up in Canada, these challenges, which Malaysian women overlook daily, hit… Continue Reading →

Will Howling – Blog 2.5: 6 Quick Takeaways from Living in a Rural Indian Village

I’ve just returned to New Delhi from 3 weeks living in a rural Indian village called Namunda in the state of Haryana. I was living as part of a joint family (8 adults, 3 children, across 3 generations) in their… Continue Reading →

Will Howling – Blog 3: Awakening to the tangled web of child marriage in Haryana

My third blog entry also marks the completion of my third month in India. During these past three months I’ve been learning more and more about social issues in India, and the work happening at PRIA. I want to take… Continue Reading →

Loreen Regnander – Blog 3: Anarchy! in… the heart of India?

I have struggled with figuring out the ways to express all that has been accumulating in my head over the past couple of months I’ve spent here in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. I struggled with my purpose, my project, my representation, my… Continue Reading →

Loreen Regnander – Blog 2.4: We Art United

Link: Blog 2.4 We Art United During a table conversation at a state Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) dinner with Govt officials, NGO leaders and Bureaucrats; one man, a Dean of a university in Haryana, in between discussing his views on… Continue Reading →

Loreen Regnander – Blog 2.3: City by night

A reflection of exploring Raipur one evening during Ganesh Chaturthi. What an absolutely fantastic night with some equally fantastic girls, exploring the Lord Ganeshas all over the city for the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, where neighbourhoods and communities all over… Continue Reading →

Loreen Regnander – Blog 2.2: Lost in the art of translation – Stories of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in Sunderkera

August 11, 2017 This report will discuss my visit to the village of Sundekera, where I met with various community leaders and frontline workers, where we spoke on the successes and failures of SBM in their village community. Sunderkera a… Continue Reading →

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