Unity through Empathy

By Jenna Mulji In April 2015, the Nepalese earthquake destroyed many homes, taking over 9,000 lives and injuring at least 22,000 people. Four years after, the repercussions of this earthquake are still felt, both within urban centres such as Kathmandu, as well as the rural areas, where government help is less accessible. Despite the trauma […]

Open-ing up our Education

By: Akanksha Bhatnagar 2018 was the first year I travelled completely alone. A backpack, myself and my headphones with a broken left ear. I was sitting on the New York Subway, honestly pretty nervous and I was walking around downtown Toronto just hoping to meet Drake. This year, my Stretch Experience allowed me to travel […]

Kissing Without Tongue

A Blog Post by Tanisha Kotowich In conjunction with the documentary “Tanisha Takes Ukraine“   In front of you stands a stout man, totaling five feet ten inches; he is as wide as he is tall. The sweat on his face accumulates as rapidly as the Ukrainian words spilling from his mouth. You, with no […]

Foreign Business Culture

This summer has been hands down one of the most memorable summers I’ve had. I was able to connect back to my roots and was able to land a volunteering position at an accounting and taxation clinic in India. Not only was this stretch experience a great learning experience for me in terms of learning […]

When Teaching Becomes Learning

Hallo semuanya. Nama saya Snehaa. Aku dari Canada!! My first introduction was one of the ongoing jokes some of my students in Bandung, Indonesia had about me. Clad in a long cotton dress with Indian patterns, and dangling jhumkas, I would proudly say that I was Canadian, with ready responses to any protests or confused […]

Peeking into Public Maternal Health Awareness in Urban India

By Riya Patel I strongly believe that the health of women parallels the health of a society. Women’s critical role as life givers allows our society to move forward, but we must ensure that we move forward as a wholesome and healthy society. The health of women during pregnancy is of utmost importance not only […]

The eye-opening experience a Menstrual Hygiene Project in India brought me

 By Simran Gulati  On May 23rd, third day of my menstrual hygiene project, I was at a local government school in Dhanas, about to begin my presentation when a female, science teacher stopped me. She said my actions of educating teenage boys and girls on menstruation were unacceptable, disrespectful and misguiding. She said, they polluted […]