In developing countries, the government has to be accountable in guaranteeing equal opportunities to all citizens. Indeed, it has a social responsibility to uplift the life of poor and marginalised people in a sustainable manner, and will contribute meaningfully to social development. It is through policy development, and subsequent advocacy that real social change…
The if i could… programme is proud to have connected students and volunteers with international internships in Cape Town and New Delhi. Our internships are a great way to gain work experience while contributing to a better world! Recently, GoOverseas interviewed our Programme Coordinator, Alison Clowes. Read on to find out more about her best travel…
if i could… facilitates internships between international interns and volunteers and high profile host organisations in Cape Town and New Delhi. We work with you to design a customised internship experience which aligns with your academic or career goals and aspirations. Our human rights internships are among the most popular, and recently we caught up…
The welcoming entrance to Guga S’Thebe Arts centre in Langa. Recently, we visited two of our most beautiful Townships in Cape Town; Langa and Khayelitsha.
We’ve got some awesome articles in our latest if i could… Newsletter this month! We highlight our efforts at the GoGlobal Expo in Boston last week, showcase our internship opportunities in Cape Town and New Delhi, share the best travel apps to help you plan your trip and stay connected, a look into a great book about the slums of India: Poor Little Rich Slum, and go on a tour of Robben Island with our interns. Enjoy this edition and share your thoughts with us on Facebook and Twitter!
Two middle-class Indian authors bring readers an adventure to the infamous Dharavi slum (location of the film Slumdog Millionaire) in Mumbai, weaving a tale of residents with determination, resourcefulness and spirit.
Some facts about the Ebola outbreak. It is not easy to grasp just how massive Africa is… the outbreak is over 5633km (3500 miles) away from South Africa.
In the midst of this chilly Cape Town weather if i could… said goodbye to five interns who spent the last three months supporting non-profit organisations in South Africa’s rapidly growing development sector.
South Africa has now been enjoying the fruits of democracy for 20 years. When advocating for a peaceful transition after the fall of apartheid, Nelson Mandela said “…We as a people chose the path of negotiation, compromise and peaceful settlement. Instead of hatred and revenge we chose reconciliation and nation-building”.
After several years of practising medicine, Soweto-born Maria Phalime reached a realisation that it was time for her to put her career as a doctor behind her (she quit).