Tag Archives: international development

Welcome home, eh? / Bienvenue au bercail

La version française suit l’anglais Hello, world!!! I’m getting back into the swing of things here at the BDC Kitchener office after my international development project in Guyana, which ended in March…With summer around the corner, I’m taking this opportunity … Continue reading

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Renewed hope for Persons with Disabilities /Un nouvel espoir pour les personnes handicapées

La version française suit l’anglais As part of staff development at the Open Doors Centre, we attended a presentation by the National Commission on Disability (NCD) to educate ourselves about the realities of living with a disability in Guyana and … Continue reading

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My time in Guyana to-date / Mon affectation au Guyana jusqu’à présent

La version française suit l’anglais January 11 marked four months in Guyana. Two-thirds of my international development pilot at the Open Doors Centre is now complete and I’m met with mixed emotions—both happy and grateful for the experience, sad that it’s almost over, and … Continue reading

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Advice needed: Work & school update / Le point sur le cours

La version française suit l’anglais It’s the second week of December, I can’t believe it! School is over (class at the Open Doors Centre ended December 12th) , and I wrap up the first half of my course this week. Time … Continue reading

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Relaxing in Trinidad and Tobago / Se détendre à Trinité-et-Tobago

La version française suit l’anglais Only a short, hour-long flight from Guyana, you can “lime” (Trinidadian for hang out) and relax on the beaches of Trinidad and Tobago. It is the place to vacation when you’re in Guyana. Since arriving, … Continue reading

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History: A tour of the local museums / Un peu d’histoire : une visite des musées du coin

La version française suit l’anglais We can read about history in books or do research on the Internet, but I’ve always found something special in touring museums, walking through a maze of hallways while a story unfolds in front of … Continue reading

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Ms. Hunter is going to teach you how to make money / Madame Hunter va nous apprendre à faire de l’argent

La version française suit l’anglais In class, we’ve started thinking about the types of businesses the students could open. They get excited when I rub my thumb across my fingers making the universal gesture for money. Ms. Hunter is going … Continue reading

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