Stories from the field

Author Ainslee Arthurs

Hi! My name is Ainslee, I'm a fourth year Child and Youth Care student at the University of Victoria. Through CAPI, I have been granted an amazing opportunity to complete my final practicum in South Africa with Ukulapha Community Outreach. Ukulapha is paired with a township elementary school, where I am working collaboratively with members of the school to enhance learning and teaching conditions. Tune into my blog to find an assemblage of reflections on my journey!

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 →

Ainslee Arthurs – Blog 3: Replacing Money with Meaning

When I was in Grade 12, I remember making the “tough” decision to take First Nations 12 instead of Calculus 12. At the time, my Dad did not agree with this decision as he thought that calculus would challenge me… Continue Reading →

Ainslee Arthurs – Blog 2: “Hakuna Matata” or “Ayikho Inkinga”

Prior to contemplating my involvement with CAPI, I found that I had created a lifestyle and routine that I was extremely comfortable with. I had lived in Victoria for nearly four years and fallen in love with both the city… 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.

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