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: Ruby

In the middle of it all

Everyday is a test, everyday is a new lesson. A little overwhelmed indeed. Dealing has taken up all my energy and time. Bad, bad idea – because doing is only half the experience, reflecting is the other half. Living… I moved out from my host family’s house 2 weeks ago. We were the first batch…

OK..about work this time

I have been at work for almost 2 weeks now. So it’s time to talk a little more about what I do and the real reason why I’m here for the summer. The organization I’m working for is called Somarelang Tikologo (Translation: Somarelang = conservation, Tikologo = environment). Its mission is to educate and encourage…

A family weekend

I had a really good weekend. Nothing too exciting, just spending quality time with my host family, bonding and sharing. It’s normal that you hear people attending a wedding or funeral every weekend. Last weekend I attended Oratile’s friend’s sister’s wedding. This weekend I attended Oratile’s mom’s family friend/colleague’s dad’s funeral. About 200 people were…

Dumelang!

Dumela is how you greet people in Botswana – first thing we learned when we arrived, very important here. I have been in Botswana for a full week now and it has definitely been an emotional roller coaster ride. Although I am physically rested, mentally I am exhausted. Each night we have to be home…

The adventure begins..

My name is Ruby Ku, and I’m a final year student studying Science and Business at the University of Waterloo. For as long as I can remember, I have always been looking for opportunities to “make a difference”. I feel very grateful to be able to do a placement through Students Without Borders before I…