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The End.

This experience has been an incredible one. I feel as though we didn’t spend enough time in Botswana and wish we had just 2 weeks more (even though I know I would want the trip extended just two more weeks after those two weeks has finished). It was hard to say goodbye. We became attached…

Last Day of Placement

I’ve been sitting here for a while thinking about what to write. I don’t know where to start because so much has happened. Our last day of placement was on Friday. It was one of the hardest days of my life. It didn’t hit me until mid-afternoon, when I realized I may never see some…

It’s Going to Be Hard to Leave

I’ve made so many amazing relationships since I’ve been here. We have been so blessed to be surrounded by such positive, genuinely caring people. I’ve made good friends with a few people from the centre. Two that stick out for me, my closest bonds, have been Thapelo and Kitso. Thapelo wants to be a comedian,…

Only 3 Weeks of Placement Left! :(

The weather has been getting cooler, but we found a heater for the nights, so it’s been good. The days are nice and sunny, but the nights are very cold. People dress very warm here, and classy! We need to remember for the next group of Project Empathy members so they can bring some business…

ECC and Kagiso

We’re almost 1/2 way through our placement – time flies! Emmanuel Counseling Centre (E.C.C.) has been so much fun. The youth we’ve met there are so great and I’ve made so many close bonds already. It’s definitely going to be hard leaving them. We’ve had many good conversations and many youth have explained why they…

In Botswana

I’m in Botswana! I am not going to be updating my blog as often as I thought, but if you want to get a hold of me or have any questions, email me. The time is moving so fast here. We’ve been here for 10 days and have been keeping very busy every day. Our…

Botswana!

My name is Shawna Carroll and I am going into my fourth year of the Concurrent Education program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario. I am currently the President of Project Empathy, and will become a general Board Director as of May 1, 2008. I have been involved with Project Empathy, a not-for-profit organization…