The Perfect Storm

By Shelbie Nyman, a member of the SkillCorps Indonesia February 2018 team Over the last couple weeks in Indonesia our team has been through several adventures. Several experiences have been life changing, some have tested my patience more than any other, some have...

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The World’s Smelliest Fruit

By Ann Marie Hammell, a member of the SkillCorps Indonesia February 2018 team The world’s smelliest fruit: this is an actual description that Google has assigned to Durian, a controversially popular Asian fruit. Rani, the co-founder of Rumah Tiara, didn’t lead her...

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Pass The Pizza

By Ann Marie Hammell, a member of the SkillCorps Indonesia February 2018 team Each morning when our team enters Rumah Tiara we are greeted with warm “selemat pagi’s” and tangible enthusiasm from Rani and Hotik. To top it off, our hosts also add a spread of new...

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The Mental Debrief

By Savannah Warrington, a member of the SkillCorps Indonesia February 2018 team I am 24 hours into my journey home with at least 12 left to go. Long flights and long layovers have given me time to begin to process the last 2 weeks. I have met phenomenal women and a...

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I’ll Have Seconds, Please

By Jennifer Goubeaud, a member of the SkillCorps Czech Republic February 2018 team Have you ever had an amazing meal, looked at your empty plate, and thought, “I want so much more of that”? Over the last two weeks we’ve learned about the lack of ABA services here in...

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A Safe Space

By Kristi Gentile, a member of the SkillCorps Czech Republic February 2018 team While the Czech Republic is an extremely modern and developed country, they lack the resources, support, and advocates for individuals with autism.  The country is still in the process of...

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Not So Different After All

By Crystal Carter, a member of the SkillCorps Nicaragua February 2018 team When I began planning to join the Skillcorps Nicaragua team, I had no idea what to expect from this experience. It was obvious that I was being transplanted to a new team, in a different ABA...

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The Golden Temple

By Gianna Liccio, a member of the SkillCorps India February 2018 team On Friday, we went to The Golden Temple after a day of exploring Amritsar and shopping. Unfortunately, we never made it to the Holi celebration in the city. I was bummed but, grateful that I got to...

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You Learn from Me, I Learn from You

By Stephanie Keyser, a member of the SkillCorps India February 2018 team This was the message expressed to the SkillCorps team as we removed our shoes, rinsed our feet, and semi-successfully attempted to elegantly cover our heads, in preparation for touring the...

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A New Adventure and A New Challenge

By Megan Lull, a member of the SkillCorps Kenya February 2018 team As we enter the second week of our time at Kaizora here in Kenya, I find that there are some days where I am still in as much awe as I was from the moment we step foot into the center on our first day...

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Traveling for the First Time

By Claire Knobbe, a member of the SkillCorps Nicaragua February 2018 team Week one has passed and I truly believe I have grown way more in this field and as a person than I ever could have expected. Interacting with the staff at CIE in Nicaragua, has shown me that...

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