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Olivia Delisle – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Hey future intern! Long time no blog post (my bad). Let’s dive in! I have been back in Canada for almost a month, and what a month it’s been. During the last two weeks of my internship in Sabah, my… Continue Reading →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern,  Hello from Sapa, Vietnam! It’s been one month since I left Malaysia. Seven months since I embarked on the experience. And one month until I return to Canada. And I can’t lie: I’m confused. I found a… Continue Reading →

Olivia Delisle – Blog 4: Vertical University & Village Life

I am currently working on a pilot project with PACOS Trust in partnership with Community Learning Centres across Sabah called Vertical University. The project takes interns into villages in Sabah to get an understanding of how these Indigenous communities live…. Continue Reading →

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 →

Olivia Delisle – Blog 3: PHOAS & Community Engagement

It’s totally unbelievable to think I’m over halfway through my internship. 6 months sounds like a long time, yet 4 and a half months have passed in the blink of an eye. We’re hard at work at the PPA office!… 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 →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 4: The power of education

Reading is in its own way a form of freedom. When you read a book, you can walk straight out of your world and into another one. And in it, there is comfort, familiarity, safety, and protection to be found—what… Continue Reading →

Sabrina Jereza – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Hi future intern! Welcome! If you’re reading this post, you’re likely preparing for the exciting journey of participating in the CAPI internship program and are curious to know about previous interns’ experiences. After living and working in Malaysia for 4… Continue Reading →

Sabrina Jereza – Blog Post 4: Final Moments in Sabah

As I approach the final stages of my internship in Malaysia, I find it fitting to dedicate this blog post to sharing my experiences during my concluding weeks in Sabah. Save Water, Reduce Waste Event: Our team organized a community… Continue Reading →

Sabrina Jereza – Blog Post 3: Welcome to the Kampung!

One of the most interesting parts of the internship experience has been visiting kampungs (villages) in rural parts of Malaysia to meet various Indigenous groups. I had the privilege of visiting a handful of kampungs in Peninsular Malaysia including Kampung… Continue Reading →

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