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My time at Destiny Reflection/Foundation

Destiny Reflection/Foundation

Nicole Molinari is a Health Sciences BA student who shares her experience working in Kolkata, India, where she worked with Destiny Reflection/Foundation, an organization that works to empower survivors of human trafficking and at-risk women.

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Health Sciences Engagement Improves Lives

International Co-op

Five SFU students who participated in a life changing co-op experience in India are giving back. They have designed a custom-made SFU book bag and pencil case which is sewn by female survivors of human trafficking in Koltkata, India.  The students will sell their products locally and eventually North America-wide to raise funds the organization they volunteered for in India: Destiny Reflection.

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Our Neighbourhood - Gariahat, Kolkata

Martyna

Martyna provides a tour of the neighbourhood where the SFU Health Sciences Co-op Team working at Destiny Reflection in India live.

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Lunch Time Bonding

Co-op

Already three months has passed since we arrived in India. The four of us constantly talk amongst ourselves how we have become expert travelers. We no longer freak out when we have to take the train. We know how to negotiate with taxi drivers

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! From Amritsar to Sonagachi

Destiny Reflections

Lindsay, one of the four, SFU Health Sciences Co-op Students on Co-op in India shares images from her incredible travels across india.

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! SFU is AWESOME!

Christine

Christine shares her reflections on working and living in India for five weeks, as part of the Health Sciences Takes India series.

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! The Archana School for Girls

International Co-op

Martyna shares an experience at the Loretta School for Girls parent's day event which showcased the girls dedicating a dance to their loved ones.

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Introductions!

Co-op

Meet four adventurous SFU Health Sciences Co-op Students who travelled to India in 2010 to work in India at Destiny Reflections.

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Misconceived Perceptions about India

SFU Health Sciences Takes India!

When I found out that I was one of four students hired for this internship/volunteer opportunity in India I was ecstatic, so unlike most people I was not modest about it and told everyone.

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! A little more about Destiny Reflection.....

SFU Health Sciences Takes India!

Destiny Reflection was founded in 2007 by Smarita Sengupta and Becky Bavinger, two friends who shared a common goal of empowering female victims of human trafficking to become self-sufficient through dignified employment. 

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! The Liminal Moment: Our Arrival to India

Co-op

I felt the thick outdoor air oozing into the airport thought the seal between the plane and the ramp. It smelt somewhat sweet. I welcomed the warmth after freezing on the plane.

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Durga Puja 2011

Destiny Reflections

We took the metro to North Kolkata to discover a part of the city we have not visited yet. Without a planned route, we walked south in the diction of home. Approximately every 5 blocks we would find a pandal to vist. One such pandal blew all of us away. 

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