Stories from the field

Author Emily Clare

Hi there! I will be in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa for three months with my good friend Ainslee. We are working with Ukulapha which is a community outreach program that is partnered with the township Elementary school in Pietermaritzburg. My family is South African and so I have always felt a strong tie to the Country, and a great respect and appreciation for the culture. I have just completed my final year in Child and Youth Care at UVIC which has taught me a lot about the importance of having a strength-based practice that is rooted in cultural sensitivity and empathy. I am excited about applying what I have learned from my degree, but am also well aware that I am much more of a learner than a teacher in my role as an intern!

Emily Clare – Blog 5: Dear future Intern…

Dear Future Intern… When you tell people about your upcoming adventure, you’ll get a lot of the same responses, like “Wow, that is going to be an amazing experience” or “You are going to be a changed person when you… Continue Reading →

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