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The Nyantende Way

Pasha Mabanza, June 23 2021

Students Helping Students: developing minds developing the world Let’s first start by giving you a brief background on how we got started. In 2010, two students at Queen’s University were looking for a more effective way to make a difference in the world. Our Students Helping Students ideology is central to our charitable approach. Simply put, this...

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Students Helping Students: Make a Difference on University Campuses from Your Home

Sarah Skiffington, April 15 2021

Sarah Skiffington, uOttawa Chapter President There’s no doubt that everyone has experienced a significant change in their lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Whether your post-grad trip got cancelled or your first year of University was spent online in your bedroom, we have all had to give up a lot to slow the spread of Covid-19.

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5 Affordable Ways of Giving Back This Holiday Season

Pasha Mabanza, December 6 2020

The holiday season is a time for giving back and reflecting on everything that has happened over the past year and all that is to come. This year has been difficult for many of  us and the same is true for the kids of the Congo. Only recently emerging from an Ebola epidemic communities like Nyantende have struggled to cope with the COVID-19 pandemi...

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3 Reasons Why Voluntourism Is Bad

Pasha Mabanza, October 18 2020

Voluntourism refers to a form of tourism where travelers engage in charitable volunteer work. Think of the student that takes a gap year and travels to Thailand to do aid work. These types of trips are often organized by large charities with the aim of improving a designated community in some way or another. By some estimates, there are as many as...

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How Your Phone Could Cost a Congolese Child Their Future?

Pasha Mabanza, October 18 2020

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a developing francophone nation located in Central Africa. It covers an area almost as large as western Europe and is the second-largest country on the African continent. With some 86 million inhabitants, the DRC is also the most populous French-speaking nation. It is home to some of the world’s most di...

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