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: Malaz

Nyami! Nyami! Part 2

An early morning awaited us as we got ready to tackle the Mighty Zambizi. As usual we waited for our pick-up as it came a half hour late. A cold ride in an open truck later we met up with other tourists ready to raft down the river. We arrived, got our wetsuits and equipment,…

My life in Gantsi

It’s been 3 weeks since I have arrived in Gantsi. Life here is certainly different from Gabs and what I’m used to in Montreal. Gantsi is no different from other small towns in Africa, always a goat or cow walking down the street wherever you go. Roosters, they drive me crazy! I swear they crow…

Nyami! Nyami! Part 1

As it was a long weekend in Botswana, I decided to head to Victoria Falls in Zambia to do some sightseeing before starting work. As I previously mentioned I had met a few Canadian volunteers while in Gabs. They were planning a long trip and invited me to join them up to Zambia. We headed…

Dumela!

I have arrived in Botswana after a long journey. 2 long flights and 15hours at Johannesburg airport. The capital Gaborone, or Gabs as the locals call it, is a very developed place. Filled with internet cafes, shopping malls, restaurants, and grocery stores it is a modern city. Most everyone there is sharply dressed, talking on…

Why I did it

I am an MBA student at the John Molson School of Business in Montreal, Canada. I am specializing in management and nonprofit administration. I do a lot of local community work but am now looking to make a difference overseas. I have had the opportunity to work with many nonprofits and what I learnt is…