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: melissa1

Ten Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Arrived in Gaborone

I have been to Southern Africa (not Botswana) prior to my placement, and lived in Zimbabwe as a child, however, that did not prepare me fully for the challenges of working in Gaborone. There are several little things that would have assisted to make my transition to working effectively-in-Gabs much simpler. I offer these ten…

Khutse Staff Retreat – October 24 – October 29, 2007

A staff retreat means different things to different people. However, the greatest change in atmosphere I’ve ever seen in a workplace, took shape at my staff retreat last week. The Holy Cross Director identified the need for a working staff retreat that would include building on our outdated strategic plan, developing a mission statement and…

In-Country Blog

A Day in the Life of a Holy Cross Hospice Volunteer I have been in Gaborone for three and a half weeks. I now know how to navigate my way on foot around the city, how to use a kombi and where to get everything I need. I have also spent a whole week in…

UVIC Grad looking forward to challenge of social work in Botswana

  My name is Melissa King, and I am from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I will be completing my Bachelor of Social Work coursework, at the University of Victoria (distance education program) in August, and I will graduate in November 2007.  I have a previous degree from Dalhousie University in International Development Studies and Philosophy. I…