Stories from the field

Author Faaiza Vakil

Hi! My name is Faaiza Vakil, and I am a third-year undergraduate student studying social work. I will be headed to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to work at the Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI) this May. Follow along as I embark on this journey!

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 1: Introductory Interview with Karunia

Meet CAPI inter Faaiza Vakil interviewed by Karunia Fila! Both second time CAPI inters beyond excited to continue their journey with the Malaysia Social Research Institute (MSRI) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Faaiza) and the Karenni Social Development Centre (Karunia).

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern,  I am writing to you from Fiji Islands!!! After finishing my internship with MSRI, I came back to Vancouver BC and left and came to Fiji where I will be spending the next seven weeks with my… Continue Reading →

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 4: To all the powerful women that I have met – thank you

To all the inspiring women that I have met in these past six months, thank you. To the women who have gone against the societal norm, expectations and against all odds; to the women who have spoken out; who have… Continue Reading →

Faaiza Vakil- Blog 3: Here I am

Here we are, Day 107 out of 184. 11 more Fridays, 47 more work days, 7 more volunteering shifts, 2 more watercolour classes, 1 last visa run, and I really don’t know how to feel. Maybe I should start this… Continue Reading →

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 2: A New Feeling of Home

After almost one month in Malaysia, I can hardly believe how quickly the time has passed. No matter how much I was warned that the time would go by fast, I find myself sitting here in disbelief that a month… Continue Reading →

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 1: Introductory Interview with Brigitte Larkin

Meet 2023 CAPI Intern Faaiza Vakil, interviewed by fellow MSRI Intern Brigitte Larkin! Join us as we embark on this new journey traveling to Kuala Lumpu, Malaysia working at the Malaysian Social Research Insitute (MSRI). #Malaysia

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