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: Sheila Pineda

End of Placement :(

I cannot believe that my three-month placement in Botswana went by so fast! Reflecting on my experience in Botswana, I can definitely say that I have the most amazing experience.             The following are the activities that I undertake during my stay at Mpule Kwelagobe Children’s Center as an Assistant Social Worker. Organized children’s birthday…

Dumela!!

Dumela!! I noticed right away how greeting is so important here in Botswana. People were greeting each other in the street, in the combi, and the market. The friendly greetings would eventually lead to a conversation. Every time I walk down the street strangers would greet me by saying “dumela mma,” which means hello miss.…

Off to Botswana!

My name is Sheila and I am currently residing in Alberta. I was born in the Philippines and moved to Canada when I was nine years old. As a result, I developed a strong interest in international development, global poverty and community development. I am an avid traveller and have recently backpacked through South East…