Hello From Zambia: Kids on the Streets

group shot of the 6 students part of the zambia GLP

In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will be sharing their experiences in a couple of posts. Today’s post is from Brayden. —— Before coming to Zambia, I thought that I had an idea of what street children are. I was wrong. Street children are an interesting population that are faced with many social issues. Some street kids are day street children, meaning they come to the market during the day to make money alone or… Read More

Hello From Zambia: Through Sickness and in Health

In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will share their experiences in a couple of posts. Today’s post is from Robyn. —– It’s been almost a whole month since we landed in Zambia, and man oh man, has it been an incredible trip so far. Unfortunately, in my second week here I came down with a horrible cold. Right now it is winter in Zambia, which means it’s flu season; of course I would be… Read More

Hello from Zambia: Through Adversity Comes Resilience

3 douglas college students with two zambian kids

  In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will be sharing their experiences in a couple of posts. Today’s post is from Hailea. —– As you’re walking through the town centre, you see people holding smartphones while wearing tattered, ill-fitted clothing. Some women wear beautiful traditional dress, while others wear casual business suits. Children beg for money holding blind women’s hands, while men sell smartphones on the side of the street. Zambia is full of contrasting… Read More

Welcome to Zambia!

In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will be sharing their experiences in a couple of posts. Today we’re starting with Tefa! ———- After a long, long, loooooong journey the Zambia GLP team made it to Zambia! It’s crazy to think that we have been here for 3 weeks now. So far I’ve learned that Zambia is a welcoming country with awesome people and a sense of community that surprises me. All in all it has been… Read More

Is getting involved for losers?

  “Yo man, what are you doing?” “Why are you going to that?” “That sounds so stupid!” Have you ever wanted to get involved in something but then your homies make you feel stupid for wanting to get involved?  That’s what happened to me in September, and I’m so happy that I didn’t listen to them, because I would have missed out… a lot! Everyone says that I’m a people person. I love meeting new people and love to listen and grow within the conversations that I have when I meet someone… Read More