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Out of the Ashes to Fighting For A Cause

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A few days ago, I received a call nobody should ever have to receive. It was a friend on the other line telling me that the night before, one of our childhood best friends was killed after being struck by a drunk driver.

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Moldovan Memories Part 5: ...And So It Comes to an End

Moldovan Memories

In her final edition to the series, Kerri Jang finds herself reminiscing about her top memorable moments in Moldova. From an all-night fishing trip to at times being the only person of Asian descent on the scene, Kerri heads home with more than just memories.

By: Kerri Jang 4974 reads | 0 comments
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Moldovan Memories Part 4: My Care Placement in the Village

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Moving from the city into a village in Moldova, Kerri Jang finds herself surrounded by animals and fruit trees as she lives with a host family, while organizing wheelchair basketball and tennis through The Motivatie Association.

By: Kerri Jang 5058 reads | 0 comments
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Moldovan Memories Part 2: My Medical Placement in the City

Projects Abroad

Part two of the series finds Kerri Jang, volunteer with Projects Abroad, spending time in a city of parallels; Chisinau, in Moldova. Having never experienced a surgery before, Kerri ventures into unknown territory during her adventures in some of the city's hospitals.

By: Kerri Jang 5527 reads | 0 comments
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Moldovan Memories Part 1: And So It Begins...

SFU International

Journey through Moldova, a small country situated between Romania and Ukraine with Kerri Jang as she volunteers with a medical project in Moldova's capital and a care project in the nearby village of Vadul lui Voda in the first of a five part article series.

By: Kerri Jang 4866 reads | 0 comments
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Ode to the City of Joy: Reflecting on a Life-Changing Co-op Term

International

In the fourth and final entry of her series, Kali reflects on her final weeks in India working at Destiny and the Socio Legal Aid and Research Training Centre, as well as taking time to travel and appreciate all that India has to offer before heading home to Canada.

By: Kali Penney 6804 reads | 0 comments
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Ode to the City of Joy: Getting Comfortable in Kolkata

International

In the third entry of her series, Kali is getting comfortable with the daily routines of living and working in Kolkata, India. Through her research into adolescent health, she developed and delivered workshops for young women on nutrition and exercise.

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Ode to the City of Joy: Learning Indian Lessons

International

In the second installment of her series, Kali encounters some of the challenges of an international Co-op term. Find out how her determination led her to an amazing experience with Socio Legal Aid and Research Training Centre in India.

By: Kali Penney 6129 reads | 0 comments
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Ode to the City of Joy: Arrival in Kolkata, India

Research

Kali Penney had three missions when she left on her volunteer co-op to India; to survive living in a developing country for 3 months, to learn about major health issues in Kolkata, India, and to complete work that will have a continuing impact long after she has left the country. In her first article, Kali recounts her arrival in India and introduction to the local culture.

By: Kali Penney 6326 reads | 0 comments
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Make a Difference This Holiday Season

Volunteering

There is no better time to think about helping others than during the traditional season of giving. And because many charitable organizations kick into high gear during the holidays, there is no shortage of opportunities to contribute your time and talents. So why not try volunteering this holiday season?

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