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Tracy Hampton – Blog 3: What I Didn’t Do

We are halfway there and all of my expectations have been shattered. This is where the learning begins. It is important to put yourself out there, it is important to put your all into the work you do, but it… Continue Reading →

Tracy Hampton – Blog 1: Introductory Podcast

Take a listen to my interview with Hayley, a fellow intern before I head off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to work and learn at the Malaysian Social Research Institute.

Charlotte Whyte – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear Future Intern, You courageous thing! My full and warmest wishes for you and your journey ahead. These are just a few things I wish I could have said to myself eight months ago. Take whatever you need and ignore… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Mackenzie Martin – Blog 3: Healthcare: Human Right or Privilege?

We have passed the halfway mark of our 6-month internship in Kuala Lumpur at the Malaysian Social Research Institute, an NGO providing support programs for refugees and asylum-seekers. It’s not hard to believe, since the weeks feel like they go… Continue Reading →

Christopher Tse – Blog 3: But like, where you really from?

What does it mean to go home when home is a place you’ve never been? To see, speak, shop, eat, and be in ways that affirm your Otherness as welcome in a way Home never could, or never has?  I’ve… Continue Reading →

Christopher Tse – Blog Post 2: Navel-Gazing and the News

Last week, I posted a casual tweet about my fellow CAPI interns/roommates Mackenzie and Charlotte and I having a grand old time in the Maldives, where we had flown from KL to spend our week-long Raya holiday. The same day,… Continue Reading →

Christopher Tse – Blog 4: When Home is the Mouth of a Shark

Somali poet Warsan Shire once wrote, “no one leaves home unless / home is the mouth of a shark.” She wrote, “you only leave home / when home won’t let you stay.” She wrote, “no one would leave home unless home… Continue Reading →

Mackenzie Martin – Blog 2: Lessons in Language

I have been in Kuala Lumpur one month. In these four weeks I’ve visited the Batu Caves, spent a day in Melaka, began volunteering at the SPCA, and started work as Program Assistant at the Malaysian Social Research Institute. The… Continue Reading →

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