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category Karenni Social Development Center

Isabel Simons – Blog 4: On Locality

Lately I’ve been reflecting a lot about how I relate to Dokhita village, and about Taiye Selasi’s TED Talk, “Don’t ask me where I’m from, ask where I’m a local”. As someone with a healthy antipathy towards the state and… Continue Reading →

Isabel Simons – Blog 3: KSDC – People and Place

Coming back from a visa run in Hanoi, I slow my bike down and inhale deeply to take in the refreshing, smog-less air. The teak trees are flowering, weaving golden-brown ridges across the mountains. In the last few months, Mae… Continue Reading →

Isabel Simons – Blog 2: Adjusting with Intention

Six weeks ago, I stepped off the plane at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport. Six hours later, after a much-needed shower and nap, I woke to the thundering of a monsoon. The metal roof of my my storage-container-turned-hostel-room amplified the torrent to… Continue Reading →

Isabel Simons – Blog 1: Introduction

Hi! I’m Isabel, a 2022 CAPI intern, and soon I’ll be heading to the Karenni Social Development Centre in rural Thailand. Here you can listen to my colleague Rowan interview me on my thoughts about this coming opportunity.

Luisa Schwarz – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Its hard to believe that its been a whole year since I was in your place. I still remember the whole process so clearly: reading past intern’s blogs, writing my application, nervously preparing for my interviews, and the total excitement… Continue Reading →

Luisa Schwarz – Blog 4: The Power of Human Connection

 As I’m sitting in my hostel in Taiwan reflecting my last few months and my incredibly short time left, there are so many experiences, memories, challenges, and feelings overwhelming me for the first time. Between teaching, my own schooling, hanging… Continue Reading →

Luisa Schwarz – Blog 3: Some Privileged Thoughts on Privilege

This morning I awoke to the sun shining into my room, the roosters crowing, annnd a dog fight… a pretty normal wake up call around here. I rolled out of bed and I was immediately greeted by our cats Michi… Continue Reading →

Luisa Schwarz – Blog 2: Adapting to the Jungle Life

One month ago, I stepped foot in Dokita, a little village outside of Mae Hong Son city in the North of Thailand. After spending my first few days in Bangkok, I was immediately struck by the contrast of the lush… Continue Reading →

Luisa Schwarz – Blog 1: Introductory Podcast

Hello everyone! Thank you for looking at my blog! We are getting close to our departure dates and we are feeling a mix of emotions. Below I have shared some of my thoughts regarding what I am looking most forward… Continue Reading →

Nick Harrison – Blog 5: Dear future intern…

Dear future intern, In my sixth and final blog, I wanted to take the time to write a letter to you, future CAPI intern, who will be working at the SDC. It took me a long time to figure out… Continue Reading →

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