Alex Pearce and Natasha John, 4th year Knowledge Integration students, share their experiences in Uganda and Kenya in the Beyond Borders program.
Alex Pearce and Natasha John, 4th year Knowledge Integration students, participated in the Beyond Borders program, an academically centered international service-learning experience at St. Jerome’s University. The program consists of two terms of on-campus course work and a 90-day placement abroad.
Alex spent this past summer working as a laboratory assistant for an organization called Reach Out Mbuya - an HIV/AIDS initiative providing holistic care for those living with HIV/AIDS in Kampala, Uganda. She learned a lot about healthcare aid, the politics of charity and how to dance and make TB smears (not simultaneously).
Natasha went to Nairobi, Kenya where she was matched up with a couple local organisations to get involved with their projects, to conduct impact assessment on some of their activities, to facilitate training workshops, to develop a pilot after-school girls' empowerment program, but most of all to learn a lot
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