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Postcards From Botswana 8 - Exploring Namibia

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SFU Kinesiology student Kayla Donnawell is in Botswana, Africa volunteering with the Students Without Borders program (SWB).  In this article, the eighth in the series, Kayla explores Namibia and gets stuck several times in the sand dunes.

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Postcards From Botswana 9 - Exploring South Africa

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SFU Kinesiology student Kayla Donnawell is in Botswana, Africa volunteering with the Students Without Borders program (SWB).  In this final article, the winds guide Kayla to South Africa where she explores Capetown and Durban before heading home.

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Postcards From Botswana 10 - Home Sweet Home

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As Kayla returns home from Botswana, there is much to reflect upon the differences between cultures and the way of living. Read what Kalya has to say and how International Co-op has brought her to an epiphany.

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Under the African Sun Part 1

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Darryn DiFrancesco, Communication student from SFU is volunteered in Lenana, Kenya as an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator for the Global Volunteer Network. In this article,  the first in a series, Darryn discusses her first impressions of volunteering in Africa.

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Under the African Sun Part 2

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Darryn Difrancesco is currently volunteering as an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator with  Global Volunteer Network located in one of many Kenyan slums, in a small community called Lenana, approximately 30 minutes northeast of Nairobi. In this article, Darryn shares her insights to the beauty, the corruption and the desperation of people of Lenana.

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Under the African Sun Part 3

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Darryn Difrancesco is currently volunteering as an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator with  Global Volunteer Network located in one of many Kenyan slums, in a small community called Lenana, approximately 30 minutes northeast of Nairobi. In this article, the third of a series, Darryn shares her frustrations of corruption and denial.

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Moldovan Memories Part 3: A Look into My First Real-life Surgical Experience

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While beginning to understand the common 'first surgery faint', Kerri Jang observes a multitude of surgeries, including a tongue repair, while volunteering in Moldova.

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Diary of a Volunteer: How to Create a Volunteer Position

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Ever thought about creating your own volunteer position? Francisco has some tips and strategies on how to do just that in this installment of “Diary of a Volunteer”.

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Volunteering Internationally: A How-to Guide

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As midterms wind down and projects and final papers ramp up, you have probably been daydreaming about life outside of school. While for some that may just involve an uninterrupted evening of TV, without the accompanying guilt for procrastinating, for others it paints a more adventurous picture. More and more, people from all over the world are taking up “voluntourism”

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Wake: Changing Attitudes towards Fish through Education

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The Wake Project is an organization of individuals committed to changing the dire Oceanic situation our habits  have caused.  Their goal is to reduce the demand for unsustainable and inhumanely caught species, such as shark and tuna.  A major aspect of Wake’s work is to reach local communities through positive action.

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