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International Aboriginal Youth Internships

Above: VIDEA’s International Aboriginal Interns. Front row, left to right: Ashley Dennehy, Kirsten Cotter, Shaina Edel. Back row, left to right: Tashayna Peters, Leandrea Carpenter, Courtenay Louie, Greg Forsberg, Nathan Kelly, Brendan Hamilton, Attila Nelson


In 2012, VIDEA's International Aboriginal Internship Program provided 10 Aboriginal interns with international work experience and career-skills, raising awareness of international development in Canada, and improving host organisations' capacity to ensure healthy futures for at-risk youth in Zambia and Uganda. The internships were undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), The CAW Social Justice Fund, and VIDEA.

The interns left for Africa mid February 2012, where they worked with their host organisations for four months, and then returned to Canada mid June 2012.  Follow their journeys through their blogs below!

Interns in Zambia:

Shaina Edel -  http://shaina-in-zambia.blogspot.com/
Ashley Dennehy - http://ashleyinzambiawomenforchange.blogspot.com/
Nathan Kelly - http://www.mrk-in-zambia.blogspot.com/
Courtenay Louie - http://thekort.wordpress.com/
Tashayna Peters - http://newjourneytashaynapeters.wordpress.com/

Interns in Uganda:
Greg Forsberg - http://gregoryforsberg.blogspot.com/
Atilla Nelson - http://attilasafricanadventure.wordpress.com/
Kirsten Cotter - kirsten-abroad.blogspot.com
Leandrea Carpenter - http://leeanndreeah.wordpress.com/
Brendan Hamilton - http://hamilton-media.blogspot.com/


Zambia Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmuyVII5QFw&feature=youtu.be
Uganda Video - http://youtu.be/gYsAlQnkD-c


Program undertaken with financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).


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