Browsing articles tagged with " Africa"
Jul
3
2012

Making a difference in Africa …

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Adrianna Hansen, from Bow Island, Alberta, was the winner of the Youthink Contest – Where in the World would you Volunteer? – sponsored by Study and Go Abroad Fairs.  The volunteer trip was donated by Developing World Connections, and Adrianna chose to go to Kenya this April. We travelled to Nairobi, Kenya, with a high school group from North Vancouver, and then we continued on to the village of Maai Mahiu.  Our first taste of [...]

Mar
28
2012

Congratulations to our winners …

Sagar

Congratulations to our Grand Prize winners from the Spring 2012 Study and Go Abroad Fair:           Sagar Patel from Surrey, Vancouver, who won the Ipad!  Sagar was a Business Graduate from SFU and currently works for the Children’s Foundation. Katie Allen from Toronto won the Safari for two in Africa! Congratulations to both winners!      

Jan
12
2012

Deciding to Volunteer Internationally – by Lindsay Seegmiller, Students Offering Support

Lindsay, SOS

There is a lot of speculation about the merits and benefits of international volunteering, and rightly so. This process of going abroad to help the less fortunate earns the volunteers no end of praise, well wishes and financial support from onlookers at home. However, an increasing amount of literature is arising that questions the inherent goodness of these experiences. Questions surface like, “What do you accomplish?”, “Who really benefits?”, and “What message is sent to [...]

Oct
24
2011

Congratulations to our WINNERS

Contiki Oz

  Congratulations to the winners of our Grand Prize Draw: Moira Richards from Toronto wins the two-week Beaches and Reefs Contiki Holidays Trip in Australia! Sara McKinnon from Alberta wins the eight-week Travel CUTS volunteer trip to Tanzania, Africa. Julia Zu from Vancouver wins a return flight to Australia on Qantas Airlines. Youthink Contest: Congratulations to Adrianna Hansen of Alberta who wins the two-week volunteer trip in Guatemala, offered by Developing World Connections.