Team Blog

Recent Team Blogposts

Each SAWIP team member writes their own personal blog to capture their experience. Read the most recent team blog entries below, or browse by team member by selecting their name from the menu. And please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!

Representation!

Representation!

I write my final blog post with much to reflect back on. The past 7 months have been challenging, but with out a doubt necessary and invigorating. I look forward to whats to come and I look back with great joy and appreciation. This SAWIP journey has meant different...

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Final Few Moments Before the Big Graduation Day

Final Few Moments Before the Big Graduation Day

I’m both happy and sad that this SAWIP 2017 journey is finally coming to an end. Thank you to the SAWIP team, management, my host family, strangers that made my day, facilitators and everyone else who has contributed to making this experience one of growth,...

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What’s in your bag?

Have you ever stepped back to wonder what/who you’re carrying with you everywhere you go? If this is still too vague, have you ever stopped to think about what makes you, you. Who and what has shaped the kind of the person that you are? This very same question was...

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The purpose and promise of education

“Education to us means service to Africa. In whatever branch of learning you are, you are there for Africa” – Robert Sobukwe. Sobukwe is quoted a lot by many people and this particular quote on education has been on my Facebook and Twitter timelines...

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What does politics have to with hair?

Many conversations with my friends and my mother all come back to hair. The topic of hair never gets old and I am blown away by how the conversation takes a different turn everytime we talk. I have had very affirming experiences with hair and I can remember my dad...

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