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Mackenzie Martin – Blog 5: Dear future intern…

Dear future intern, Whether you have made the decision to apply, are going through the interview process, or have been selected for a CAPI placement – whichever point you are at while reading this, congratulations! You’ve taken big steps, you’ve… Continue Reading →

Lynn Ng Yu Ling – Blog 2: Time Flies…

It’s almost the end of the first semester at UVic, and it’s been an amazing experience so far. Needless to say I am bombarded with work and other responsibilities, but it’s not really an issue if you have amazing friends… Continue Reading →

Rachel Lynch – Blog 3: The Shifting Value of Girl’s Education

As a part of my Capstone Project I have facilitated discussions with women’s groups on their educational background, barriers to receiving education in Zambia, and how perceptions of educating girls have evolved over the past few decades. Most of the… Continue Reading →

Mackenzie Martin – Blog 4: Community and the importance of consistency

One of the programs that MSRI runs under the arm of the volunteer coordinators are workshops for the refugees and asylum-seekers registered with MSRI. These workshops typically fall under two themes, either health awareness or vocational training. They range from… Continue Reading →

Rachel Lynch – Podcast 2: The SAM Project & Me

Here’s a quick overview of the work The SAM Project is doing in Southern Province, Zambia and a look into what guides our program decisions, design, and implementation. I’ve also discussed my role with The SAM Project on agribusiness and… Continue Reading →

Emily Clare – Blog 3: Worlds Apart

On my first day here, I asked one of the children where I could fill up my pink stainless steel water bottle, expecting to be led to water-fountain. The little boy walked me to the back of the building that… Continue Reading →

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 →

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