Monthly Archives: March 2011

Minu Manovikas Mandir to York College

Here in Chachiyawas we are lucky enough to have an array of technology and computer hardware. Unfortunately, most of our equipment is rusting or patched together; our computers crawling with viruses. What’s left is derelict through misuse or no-use at … Continue reading

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Laptop woes

Yesterday my laptop broke. Not in the standard, oh, I have a virus…, or, maybe I can just reinstall windows…. Not even a quick format. It physically broke. Maybe I’m being dramatical (me? never!). The actual computer is fine, but … Continue reading

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Crescent School volunteer visit

We recently had a team of Canadian volunteers visit from Crescent School in Canada. Since I arrived in August they are the first volunteers to come to Chachiyawas, something they do on an annual basis to redevelop parts of the … Continue reading

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Directions and opportunities

It’s a recent admission that I lack direction. I’m sure this comes as no surprise to colleagues and friends, who have long frowned upon my regular forays into unknown or ambitious climates; laden with aspirations and intentions and lacking thought-out … Continue reading

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Cash-point panic and cartography

The beauty of living in foreign environment is the speed at which you’re able to reflect on events and learn from them, out of necessity and because each experience is so new. Even with the hindsight of only a few … Continue reading

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World Map

Within a few weeks of arriving at my project site I decided I was going to paint a giant world map. I chose the world map for two reasons. One, I wanted to spark children’s curiosity for the wider world … Continue reading

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