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Seema Prasad – Blog 4: the SPCA – Community engagement in action!

The Selangor SPCA is the largest and best run animal shelter in the state of Selangor, and arguably all of Malaysia and luckily, I live across the street from it. I started volunteering with the SPCA after work and on… Continue Reading →

Marlin Beswetherick – Blog 3: An Unequal Price

Recently, my job has given me the opportunity to hear some of the stories about the realities of life as a refugee in Malaysia. The experience is not always positive and there is no ‘one story’ that can encapsulate it…. Continue Reading →

Marlin Beswetherick – Blog 2: Reproducing The World

As I sit here, fingers hovering above the keyboard, my thoughts freeze and scatter. How does one start to write about a new life, a new city, a new world – one that is not new at all but is… Continue Reading →

Rachel Barr – Blog 4: Menstruation, Periods, Mahina Aana, That time of month, Bleeding, Maasik Dharm

Menstruation, Periods, Mahina Aana, That time of month, Bleeding, Maasik Dharm A biological phenomenon which almost half the world’s population undergoes. Yet a word most don’t talk about in public and carries great shame for many. The number one selling… Continue Reading →

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 →

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