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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 →

Mackenzie Martin – Blog 1: Pre-Departure Interview

Greetings! My friend and fellow intern, Mikaela, sat with me to have a chat about my upcoming internship. We talked about who I am, where I am going, and what I hope to gain from this experience. Check back here… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Whyte – Blog 1: Taking Off

Photo Credit: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/oeb-kuala-lumpur/ Pre-departure interview with a fellow intern Emily Clare, talking about the next sixth months to come in Malaysia.

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