A Week in Kenya

By Elizabeth Castillo, a member of SkillCorps Kenya April 2017 team Exactly one week ago today we arrived in Kenya.  My journey from Hawaii to New York to meet the team was an adventure in itself, but once I got to meet the team in New York and go through our training...

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The First Week – The Collaboration Process

By Jessica Miller, a member of the SkillCorps Kenya April 2017 team Sometimes collaboration is hard. I often find it easier to be in the role of giving instructions, or of taking them - a clearly-defined role. But collaboration - working together; give and take - that...

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Setting Sail

By Kelsey Sundberg, a member of SkillCorps Kenya April 2017 team As I sat and watched the kids play guitar and drums, with excitement growing in their eyes as the music teachers played and sang along to the beats they were making I couldn't help but smile from ear to...

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Perspective Change

By Kelly Deacon, a member of the SkillCorps India Feb. 2017 team There is this incredibly powerful feeling that comes with being a parent-GUILT. In today’s society not all mothers are staying home to care for their children. Women have become empowered to be ALL the...

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A Life-Changing Experience

By Darcy Howard, a member of Skillcorps India Feb 2017 team   The two weeks at Sorem flew by. I couldn't believe it when it was time to say goodbye. It was hard leaving the students and teachers, it's amazing how quickly bonds are made. During our time at Sorem I...

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The Global Autism Project and Sustainability

By Mascherelle, a member of the SkillCorps Dominican Republic February 2017 team I recently shared my initial experience of becoming a Skillcorps member and how my understanding of what it means to give back has grown immensely. This time I wanted to share with you...

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The Future of ABA

By Sarah Glass, a member of the SkillCorps Dominican Republic Feb. 2017 team When one speaks of inspiring women that are creating social change in the world they should include Patricia Chong.  Patricia is like many other ABA therapists that are working in the field...

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Resourcefulness

By Devon Troy, a member of the SkillCorps Dominican Republic Feb. 2017 team My week and half at the Aprendo Center in the Dominican Republic has been incredibly inspiring. My first week was spent collaborating with two of my fellow SkillCorp members working on a...

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Take a Break

By Jennifer Charlton, A member of the SkillCorps Indonesia Feb. 2017 team For the past week, the SkillCorps team has been working hard with the staff of Rumah Tiara. Everyone has been observing sessions, providing feedback and trainings on topics that have been agreed...

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“This is my passion, so I must do”

By Crystal Thompson, a leader of the SkillCorps Indonesia Feb. 2017 team Today I was able to find some time to sit down with Hotik and briefly talk about her new position as Clinical Director.  She works at Rumah Tiara in Indonesia, which was formerly known as Hi-5....

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Comfort Zone Check

By Dewanna Steamer, a member of the SkillCorps Indonesia Feb. 2017 team This trip has been an eye opener starting with fundraising till now. During orientation we were asked about our comfort zones on various topics ranging from 1, being comfortable, and 5 being, not...

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