Hi! I'm Duncan, a student of anthropology and geography at the University of Victoria. Thanks for tuning into my blog! Here you'll find stories, reflections, and other musings regarding my experiences as an intern at the Karenni Social Development Centre, located along the Thai-Burma border. Cheers.
“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 →
As my placement here at the Karenni Social Development Center comes to a close, I’ve taken some time to critically reflect upon the concepts of privilege and positionality. From the outset of this program, that being the CAPI internship program,… Continue Reading →
Learning a new language is no easy feat. In fact, in many ways, it’s really quite the opposite. I have come to know this both from personal experience and from hearing the thoughts of some of my students here at… Continue Reading →
Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! This coming week marks one month of working and living at the Karenni Social Development Centre in Mae Hong Son province, Thailand. In many ways, almost paradoxically, it feels as though I’ve been… Continue Reading →
A number of weekends ago, August 5th to 7th to be exact, was an interesting one here at SDC. A hive of activity. A cornucopia of sounds. A true array of emotions. One could use all of these expressions to… Continue Reading →
CAPI predepature interview, facilitated by Loreen Regnander. Introductory thoughts and reflections regarding my upcoming internship placement at the Karenni Social Development Centre, located along the Thai-Myanmar border.
As the beginning of the Advanced Course at the KSDC draws near, the excitement grows. Last week, Matt, the current volunteer coordinator at the Centre, sent me the entire curriculum for the course, which looks both incredibly engaing and, overall, a ton of fun. I greatly look forward to my time spent with the students, teachers, and all the other members of the KSDC community.