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.

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About 27 blogs have been created for this Botswana adventure. And this will be the final one. I have been attempting to create a title for this last blog, but nothing satisfies this blog. Why? Because there is one week left before I will be leaving Gaborone Botswana and returning to Calgary Canada. My heart…

The Habitat that I have Built for Myself

With one 4 days left and counting I have developed an extensive portfolio of experiences. Good and bad. But in retrospect why am I here? Because of architecture? Because I wanted to travel? To work for Habitat? To experience non Canada? I’ve done it all. Habitat for Humanity Botswana an internationally recognized Christian organized chose…

Camping and Animals

This weekend Kathy had taken the Students Without Borders to go camping at Pilanesberg in South Africa. It was a weekend of exploration, of paths and animals, picture taking, camping, fires, and marshmallows.

Camp Hill AKA the Utopia of Botswana

  Wednesday it was education day for us Canadian volunteers. The Students Without Borders had gone to Odsi to 1 visit Michael and 2 to learn about Camp Hill. To my surprise I found utopia.

The many schools in Botswana

This week Aung Khin an architect of Botswana has invited me out on his school visits around Botswana. There were 5 to be visited and each was very interesting in its own particular way.

A Canadian Monday in Botswana

With everything that has been happening, and the million directions I have been pulled in I have sadly fell out of touch with people in WUSC. But Monday was a renewal of Canadian culture. Kathy had organized for all of us to meet the High Commissioner for an afternoon lunch of conversation and enjoyment.

October 1 People’s Republic of China

On October 1 Mao Tse Tung announced the People’s Republic of China. September 28th, 2006 the Chinese Embassy celebrated this occasion with a formal dinner in Botswana. Reg and Margaret Loo extended their invitation to allow me to attend the event.

My Malaria Scare

This weekend I was very unlucky to fall ill, but lucky me I got to enjoy all the medical treatment that Gaborone has to offer.

“Tomorrow is Only a Day Away”

This is a line from the musical “Annie” a famous song. Many of us back at home have seen the little redhead trance around on the teli normally around Christmas time. But it is September now and the citizens of Gaborone Botswana are performing her on stage. As a Canadian one cannot help but be…

What I Represent

As much as I am out here to educate myself, I am an educational experience for those around me. A Canadian Chinese Student Volunteer, it sure is a mouthful but I represent a lot and I break many stereotypes and expectations people have about those types of groups. Many Canadians have certain expectations and images…