I’ve been asked this question many, many, many times, and each time I give roughly the same answer, something along the lines of “it feels good” or “it’s interesting”, and I do this because quite frankly, for the most part, I have no idea how I really feel. Well, it’s weird, very weird. Living with … More How Does it Feel to be Back?
This piece is a bit of a follow up from my last piece on working with depression in the field of development as well as a summary/end piece to my internship in South Africa, so it might be a big long compared to my previous pieces. So this one isn’t all doom and gloom, because … More That’s The End?
So today, I’m taking a break from my external experiences and focus on my internal experiences, which means that this blog post is about something that I have been thinking about and living in for the entirety of my time here in South Africa, and as many of you probably know, I have been dealing … More Development and Depression
As you may have guessed, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted here (I know I know, *ding* *ding* shame shame *ding* ding*), anyways, here’s the update, which is going to be the five things that surprised me the most in my first three months in South Africa. This is a weird ranking I’m using, with … More I’m a Fan: My Top Five Surprising Experiences
So this blog is a piece I did as a monthly report for VIDEA as part of the internship programme and it is about the sustainable development goals that the UN has laid out, and in this case concerns equitable education for all. As part of the report, I also compared this goal to the … More Educational Divide
Playing ‘Stones’ and losing badly, or, how to bond with children. … More Survival of the Fittest: Stones
The province in South Africa that I am currently staying in is called KwaZulu-Natal, and as you might have guessed from the name, the dominant mother tongue is isiZulu, with citizens also learning English. It is very tempting to stick solely to English, since after all, almost everyone speaks at least basic English, however if … More The Student(s) Have Become the Teacher
Hello and welcome to my (soon to be) weekly ramblings about my experiences working in South Africa. Since this is just my first entry, it’s going to be about why I joined the program, some initial thoughts, and of course, some of the ‘firsts’ that I have experienced so far. I was inspired to apply … More Well, that’s a First Alright