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: Whitney

July 1

This week was particularly exciting because we started to conduct workshops in schools. The workshops were held is a part of the district lovingly called ‘Overseas’. ‘Overseas’ is separated from the rest of the district by a river, in the past this river could only be crossed by boat and any support staff from the…

June 12

Today I learned how to make groundnut soup with bush meat. Now I know what your thinking, what is the world is bush meat?, and that’s a fair question. Before I answer let me first say that I tend to shy away from meats that have like names. That is ever since we went to…

June 6

Today I went to sit in on some classes at a near by primary school. I toughly enjoyed myself and left the school yard at break time with a smile on my face. As I walked down the dirt path home I heard tiny foot steps behind me, maybe a goat? When they persisted I…

May 28

I am sitting in a workshop that is being sponsored by WUSC in an attempt to educate the communities of Mamprusi district about the importance of PTAs in schools. The workshop is being held in the local language and hence I have no idea what is going on. People are very willing to participate which…

May 20 2008

First day in Tamale was wonderful but ridiculously hot, this is the first time I have felt sick from the sun. I had to come back early and passed out on the bed for hours. Tamale is more my speed than Accra. I feel safer and the city is much less crowded. I love the…

May 16 2008

16.05.08 Today was the first day I ventured down town. All I can say is that it was the experience of a lifetime. We took the tro-tro at about 10 and it took a good 30 mins to get into the heart of the city. The traffic was atrocious and the weather threatened to rain…

Ghana

I was excited at the prospect of being a part of this program because I have always been highly interested in experiencing other cultures. Being in the Political Science Program I have had the opportunity to study methods of social development and debate the effectiveness of development strategies. However I believe that being immersed in…