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Jess MacIver – Blog 3: A roadtrip is always a good idea… right?

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking in again! As Canada cools and pumpkin patch pictures start to appear on social media, down here in South Africa we are heading into our sunny spring (although at times it definitely feels more like… Continue Reading →

Jess McIver – Blog 2: CAPI cribs

Here it is, our first blog post from the other side of the world! Ariana and I decided to have a bit of fun with this one, and this is where we ended up. The whole process definitely made us… Continue Reading →

Ainslee Arthurs – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear Future Intern: It was not too long ago that I was in your place. Months have passed like minutes and I can vividly recall feeling a tornado of emotions spinning within me. I was excited about the new journey… 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 →

Ainslee Arthurs – Blog 1: Intro Podcast

The following podcast is an interview facilitated by Nick Harrison. Take a listen to hear about my pre-departure thoughts as I head off to South Africa to work with Ukulapha, an organization paired with a township elementary school.

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!

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 →

Chad Boissy – Blog 2: Complexities of the Education System in Western Cape, South Africa

Time is weird concept for me when I am travelling; weeks fly by. I have been in South Africa over a month now, and I settled in quicker than anticipated. As a teaching assistant at AIMS School Enrichment Centre, my… Continue Reading →

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