Category Archives: Reading Week 2013

Township Tour

On Sunday I was part of the group that took part in a tour of the township of Katutura in Windhoek. Patrick, who grew up in Katutura and has since completed his master’s degree in International Educational Development, gave us … Continue reading

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Eyes like a shutter, mind like a lens

Although our experiences in New Orleans are have come to a close, we are now in process of reflecting on our observations and then linking these with the knowledge gained through readings and learning activities. Although there is a lot … Continue reading

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NOLA: A Photographic Essay

As part of our reflection for this trip, we were asked as a group to pull together 5 photos representing different themes related to service and the city. Below are the 5 photos that our group have selected, and accompanying … Continue reading

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Farming Challenges and Innovation in New Orleans

Insight on urban farming from ucalgarycares Food & Justice participant Rachel F.  Farmers in New Orleans face numerous challenges related to their environmental and social circumstances. Over the week with the Food & Justice program, we learned about some of … Continue reading

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Wrapping up with Habitat for Humanity

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Brushing with Kindness – four days with Habitat for Humanity NOLA

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The House That Love Built

Today was our last day of service with Habitat for Humanity. It has been an amazing and eye opening experience. Our group has become very cohesive within the NOLA community, and it has given us a glimpse of the community … Continue reading

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Why NOLA?

We finished our last day of service with Habitat for Humanity NOLA today. It was such an incredible experience, and we are all so grateful for the time that we spent with their Brush of Kindness program. Today, we also … Continue reading

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Village Value

What an incredible week! We spent four days working on four different Habitat houses and had some incredible experiences. We really enjoyed talking to one homeowner about how Katrina affected her and her community. She wasn’t in New Orleans at … Continue reading

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Home Grown Fruits

After spending a few days in New Orleans, our group had the chance to learn about the initiatives of local community leaders working towards rebuilding the neighborhoods. One of the experiences we had was learning about the Ellis Marsalis Center … Continue reading

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