Global Practice South Africa

You Can’t Plan Everything

The wilderness was a eye opening experience besides taking me out of my comfort zone. I was very nervous of backpacking for three days, but looking forward to having time outside of the city. I also wanted to prove to myself and others that I can accomplish this portion of the ...

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Things Are Not What They Seem

(This is old, I just forgot to post it and added a few more insights) It’s been 3 days since we’ve landed in Cape Town, South Africa and it’s already been so much to process. I honestly don’t know how or what to write. There have been so many emotions ...

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The Triangle Project

My experience at Triangle Project made my whole trip.  Not only was I exposed to how social work looks in South Africa, but I was also exposed to the issues that surround LGBTI people of color in South Africa.  Witnessing the amazing work that they have done and continued to ...

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Experiencing Robben Island

It was a very packed first few days in Cape Town. One thing that struck me is on our visit to Robben Island. I have read about Robben Island and seen it in films, but nothing prepared me for actually being there. It was probably one of the most amazing experiences ...

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My Home Stay

While I’m sitting here in my room, I am reflecting on my wonderful home stay experience in the township of Langa. I must say that I really enjoyed the stay with Roselyn and her granddaughter Siaya. They are both so very lovely and kind hearted. Roselyn welcomed us with open ...

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The Department of Social Devlopment

I am so appreciative of my opportunity to get to shadow the social workers at the Department of Social Development. The shadow opportunity was very well rounded and gave us highlights of the different programing that government social workers partake in. The first day we mostly stayed within the DSD ...

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Groot Winterhoek Nature Reserve

We survived the wilderness!! And in the process I learned a lot about myself and my abilities to live 5 days in the high mountain wilderness with no bed, no bathroom, and no shower… It was very hot and a pretty tough mission that really tested me physically, mentally, emotionally, ...

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Catching Up From South Africa

Playing Catch Up: Well I have been in South Africa for two weeks and have yet to post a single blog, my bad! My time here in South Africa has been a whirlwind of colors, emotions, experiences, and thoughts. There has been so much that has already so this is a ...

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Sleeping Under The Stars

The wilderness was truly a transformational experience. Not only did I have the opportunity to get to know people of another culture so closely, but I also learned a lot about myself and grew as an individual. Finally, I got the opportunity to see a new landscape and connect with ...

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Wilderness Trip

During the wilderness trip with EducoAfrica I learned a lot about my limits and my own styles of learning. Overall, the trip was very challenging for me. I have hiked many times before, but I do not like camping and never backpacked. The trip stretched my limits and challenged me ...

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