Tag Archives: Volunteer

July 19

Cali2Phily: My intro to food deserts…

This concept was one I wasn’t familiar with until I moved to Philadelphia to start my assignment. Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy […]

July 10

Becoming Better

“Arriving at meaningful solutions is an inevitably slow and arduous process. Nonetheless, what I saw was: better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence, it takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all it takes a willingness to try.” Atul Gawande “Better,” by Dr. Atul Gawande, is an inspirational account which […]

June 05

The start of a brand new adventure

As I sat in my hotel room near GSK House, preparing for the PULSE training that would begin the next morning, so many different emotions ran through my head. I was jet lagged, excited, nervous, hopeful, and anxious to meet the group. What would they be like? What would the training be like? Would I […]

December 01

A Kite Against Warcrafts

A Child’s world is cheerful, colorful, frank and warm-hearted… They are so colorful that they carry on looking at things the same way. But not all of them. In difficult times, such as war, children cannot behave like children. Childhood period become too short for a child who face the war. I saw pictures belong […]

November 28

Lost in Translation

Nothing is easy in Nepal, as if the country is testing its inhabitants. Roads are rough, mountains high and weather extreme. There is just no getting around it, life in Nepal is hard. Whether you are a mountain terrace farmer, rising early each morning to climb endlessly up and down your fields, or a taxi […]

July 03

A Good Mission…

My PULSE journey began last week with a bold commute to a strange and foreign place far from home (Yonge and St. Clair). Unfamiliar faces stared curiously as I pedalled past huts (mansions) on a steep incline for a daunting adventure (20 minutes from bed to work). Unlike some of my brave PULSE counterparts venturing […]