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.

Category Archive: Botswana

2 months and counting!

Hello all! My name is Atifa Hasham and I’m thrilled to say that I will be heading to Gaborone, Botswana this January with Students Without Borders to complete a 3-month internship with the Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO). I will be working as a Gender Sector Program Assistant in BOCONGO’s Secretariat and will be…

Mid-Mandate Update

For the past 6 weeks I have been living in Maun, Botswana and interning with Ngamiland Council of Non-Governmental Organizations (NCONGO). NCONGO was established in 2008 after NGO’s in the Ngamiland region recognized that there was a need for an overarching body to provide support and assistance to NGO’s in the region. NCONGO’s main roles…

Life in Maun, Botswana

I have now lived in Maun for a month and as such, I thought I’d provide an update on what its like to live here. Maun is a village of 50, 000 people (yes, its considered to be a village in Botswana) located just below the Okavango Delta and in close proximity to the Moremi…

So it Begins

After months of preparation, several pre-departure training sessions and over a day of travel I have finally arrived in Botswana have now been here for almost a week! Me and 4 other WUSC interns had 4 days of training in Gaborone, the capital, and then we drove up to Maun, where my internship will take…

Creation of the (Botswana) National Coalition for Youth Living with HIV (NCY+)

Recently, the Centre for Youth of Hope (CEYOHO) has successfully hosted the 1st (Botswana) National Conference for Youth Living with HIV. I truly do feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in such an important event. There was overwhelming support for this project coming from other local HIV support groups, government organizations, USAID…

Heading to Botswana

Hello, my name is Jonathan Woof and I am a Master’s student at the University of Ottawa in the Globalization and International Development program. I have a passion for people, international cooperation and sports and I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to head overseas with Students Without Borders. In September I will be going to Maun, Botswana…

Heading to Botswana

    My name is Kieran McDougal. I just graduated from the Global Political Economy program at the University of Manitoba. The interdisciplinary nature of Global Political Economy has greatly expanded my worldview, and also allowed me to pursue my own interest in the way that society relates to nature.  I’ll be heading to the University…

Moving to Botswana

My name is Andrew Boogaards. I am currently a MBA student at CapeBretonUniversity in beautiful Nova Scotia. This masters program originally caught my eye because it focuses on community sustainability and self reliance through local initiatives.  It explores alternative solutions to the problems faced by depleted communities such as poverty and unemployment. Through this program,…

C’est pour bientôt… the departure is just around the corner…

*an english message will follow*   Bonjour je m’appelle Amélie Parenteau-Comfort. Je suis présentement étudiante à l’Université d’Ottawa en 4e année du Baccalauréat en sciences sociales : concentration en service social. Suite à des études collégiales en éducation spécialisée, des voyages et quelques années de travail au Canada et à l’étranger j’ai décidé de faire un…

Botswana WUSC/EUMC

Cela fait maintenant trois semaines que je travaille pour  dans le bureau de l ONG WUSC/EUMC au Botswana et l experience est vraiment agreable. J ai eu la chance d occuper les fonctions d un assistant de programme ISM. Mon role est de faire la liaison de documents pour les etudiants de l Universite du…