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Emily Clare – Blog 2: Generosity and Resiliency: Lessons from the Township Children

“How is Africa? How is work going?” When people ask me these questions I find it impossible to know how to answer because I can’t choose just one story. Any story I share can’t possibly represent my experiences here because… Continue Reading →

Emily Clare – Blog 1: Pre-Departure Introduction

Introducing myself, talking about the work I will be doing in South Africa, and what I am most excited about!

Duncan Chalmers – Blog 6: Dear future intern

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Dear, future… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 6: Dear Future Interns…

Dear Future Interns, First off, congratulations. You are in for an experience of a life time! Living in a brand-new country while working with MSRI won’t be like anything you’ve ever experienced before. It will be scary, exciting, challenging, fun,… Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 5: Afterthoughts and Reflections

My six months of working alongside MSRI have finally come to an end, and I can’t even begin to explain how valuable this experience has been, not only on a professional level, but also on a personal level. I’ve been… Continue Reading →

Will Howling – Blog 6: Parting thoughts

With my feet firmly planted on Canadian soil once again, it is time for me to look back on the past 7-or-so months. My return to this vast mostly-frozen nation coincided with Christmas, a time to reunite with friends and… Continue Reading →

Chad Boissy – Blog 5: Food for Thought

My idea for my capstone project developed a year ago when I was out to dinner at II Terrazzo in Victoria. II Terrazzo is well out of my budget typically, but it was my girlfriend Hannah’s Birthday so we were… Continue Reading →

Chad Boissy – Blog 4: Wrapped Up

My time in South Africa is has come to an end. Working as a teaching assistant for AIMSSEC the past 3 months was an incredible opportunity and experience that I am extremely grateful for. I would like to thank my… Continue Reading →

Duncan Chalmers – Blog 5: Privilege, Positionality, and Education

As my placement here at the Karenni Social Development Center comes to a close, I’ve taken some time to critically reflect upon the concepts of privilege and positionality. From the outset of this program, that being the CAPI internship program,… Continue Reading →

Rasheedah White – Blog 4: Social Cohesion in Primary Education: A Case of Sri Lanka

Through shared learnings, education in Sri Lanka has strived to develop equal opportunity. The adaptation of peace education aims to remove ethnic segregation by focusing on social cohesion. Teachers from Colombo, Sri Lanka received training on Japanese methods in primary… Continue Reading →

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