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Karunia Fila – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear future intern, Congratulations!! You cannot begin to imagine how special the community at KSDC is. You will be welcomed with kind faces, music, food, animals, and 30 students who will do whatever they can to make you feel at… Continue Reading →

Karunia Fila – Blog 4: Things I Will Miss & Things I Will Be Grateful For

I originally wanted to call this blog things I will miss and things I will not miss. After considering this I realized even things I would put in the “not miss” category I will probably miss. Whether directly or indirectly…. Continue Reading →

Karunia Fila – Blog 3: Communicating Through Language Barriers

Before arriving to KSDC and beginning classes, I did not know the English levels of the students. I can say now that they were much lower then I expected. Some students struggled to answer questions like “What is your name?”… Continue Reading →

Karunia Fila – Blog 2: 5 Senses at KSDC

As I begin to reflect on my first month at KSDC, the overpowering thought is “How has it already been a month?!” Before arriving, I was expecting that each day here at KSDC would pass by more slowly than my… Continue Reading →

Karunia Fila – Blog 1: Heading to rural Thailand

Hello everyone! Here is a recorded interview with myself and my co teacher Josh. We begin our position at KSDC on June 3rd and are so excited to begin our journey!

Isabel Simons – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Hello, future intern! I’ve been home in the Pacific Northwest for two weeks, and I’m going through the strange motions of greeting familiar sights with new eyes. It’s taken me a while to wrap my head around being back on… Continue Reading →

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.

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