Students Without Borders is a WUSC and CECI program that enables Canadian university and college students to participate in exciting, volunteer learning opportunities in South America, Africa, and Asia.

Author Archive: Amanda Bergmann

Posted on behalf of Dzaleka SRP students

Maswela bwanji,   Every quarter, WUSC-Malawi designs a newsletter that is distributed to its local partners, funding organizations, and the wider community.  This newsletter highlights the perspectives of all those involved in WUSC-Malawi’s initiatives, including staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries.   A few days ago, I posted my article, which highlights my observations about the SRP…

Tales from an SRP Officer

Mwadzuka Bwanji! (Good Morning)   Time in Malawi is a funny thing.  On one hand, it takes ages for things to be accomplished; on the other, it seems like it just flies by.  I promised myself I would attempt to write a blog post every 2 weeks – and yet it has already been over…

Three Weeks In!

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru This week officially marks my third week in Malawi.  Since my last post, several things have happened, both physically…

Muli bwanji, Malawi!

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou   Last Sunday, after a 34 hour trip (including layovers), I arrived safe and sound in Lilongwe,…

Moving Up & Moving Onward to Malawi

  Greetings! Seen as how this is my first post, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself!  My name is Amanda Bergmann, and I will be interning with WUSC’s Student Refugee Program in Lilongwe/Dowa, Malawi, from early January to late April, 2013 (AKA 3.5 months).  I am originally from Vancouver Island, British…