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.

Nearing end of placement

July 19, 2010

So time is flying by and before I know it my placement will be complete. I have been able to meet many people and learn many new things on this amazing opportunity. I am grateful for this opportunity as I now understand why one must understand the cultural context before treating a problem. With HIV and AIDS, understanding the culture is very important before one can provide potential solutions to the problem. And yes, it must be solutions and not a solution because one will not work. Nearing the end of my volunteer placement there are still so many things that I have to do. I really want to train the nurse aids more in terms of exercise. The clients really enjoy going for walks and I would like to promote the nurse aids to taker this over when I leave. The clients enjoy the change of scenery, and conversation. This coming week we are taking some of the orphans and vulnerable children on a cultural camp. This should be fun as I will be able to interact with them as well as learn more about the Botswana culture.

1 Comment

  1. hilda kodden on August 8, 2010 at 10:43 am

    hoi linda

    ik weet niet of je nu al terug bent van je stage

    of dat je nog steeds in Botswana zit maar toch leuk om te lezen dat je het naar je zin hebt daar
    groeten hilda

    ps ik zal nog een proberen om de fotos van de keukenhof door te mailen .