Global Practice South Africa

Mission Possible

One thing Ive noticed within my internship placement at The Haven is the idea of treating individuals as people and not just a diagnosis or circumstance they face. During my internship shadowing I had the unique pleasure of helping to decorate for an upcoming Christmas party. During this time all ...

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Mission Possible

One thing Ive noticed within my internship placement at The Haven is the idea of treating individuals as people and not just a diagnosis or circumstance they face. During my internship shadowing I had the unique pleasure of helping to decorate for an upcoming Christmas party. During this time all ...

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Transferability

As I sit in this plane a feeling of accomplishment and gratitude begins to rush over me. At this point in my life, I have been in school for 6 years. working to obtain both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. During my undergraduate schooling, obtaining my diploma was the capstone ...

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Home Stays & Final Remarks

I wanted to save my last blog to talk about our home stays in the Langa township. What a wonderful experience​. We arrived in the afternoon and were introduced to our home stay families. The families took us in, gave us a place to sleep, and fed us a lot ...

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The Haven

  The Haven shelters, though sharing a name, do not have the same programs from site to site. However, all sites have the same goal, to help clients regain their dignity. This may be done through family reunification, substance use programs, earning a paycheck, or finding independent housing.  My first ...

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Langa Langa

Langa, a place that can greeted me with dancing, hugs and a home cooked meal, yet, we were also warned that it can be dangerous. Langa is a place where a warm woman, the age of my mother, cares for her granddaughter, laughed with me, played cards with me, and locked me in at night ...

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The Wilderness

What is it about the wilderness that makes it a background for introspection? As human beings, do we have to get away from a city in order to have the space and time to look within ourselves? Did humankind build cities to escape our own thoughts? Cities provide a space ...

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Job Shadowing in Cape Town

During our time in Cape Town we were fortunate enough to be able to shadow some incredible social workers. I was able to learn so much about how social workers operate here in South Africa. I was placed with an organization called The Haven Night Shelter. They have over 20 ...

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Job Shadowing in Cape Town

During our time in Cape Town we were fortunate enough to be able to shadow some incredible social workers. I was able to learn so much about how social workers operate here in South Africa. I was placed with an organization called The Haven Night Shelter. They have over 20 ...

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Robben Island

During the tour of Robben Island, the tour guide, who had also been a political prisoner on Robben Island, explained that the prison guards worked purposefully to cause divisions between the prisoners. They gave the Indian and Coloured populations better food and clothing compared to the Black population, the Black ...

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