Happy Thanksgiving from Cape Town

The Connect-123 team tackled turkey stuffing and roasting in the name of Thanksgiving yesterday.  Two South Africans, one Irish, one English, & two turkeys! We filled the Perspectives apartment building, where the majority of our interns and volunteers stay, with smells of delicious roast turkey, attracting some curious interns who sniffed us out! We then […]

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Melanie McDowell posted in: Cape Town, What We're Up To
The Mother City’s Diversity

Cape Town with a population of over 4 million people has a cosmopolitan cultural mix which has been influenced over the years by the Dutch, French and British along with a significant influence coming from the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Originally established as a refreshment station by the Dutch East India Company in the […]

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Melanie McDowell posted in: Cape Town, Culture
UCT Only African University in Times Top 150

This week saw the publication of a list of the top 200 universities in the world according to the Higher Education Supplement of London-based newspaper The Times. The University of Cape Town (UCT) has moved up 33 places from its 2008 ranking to join the 150 best universities in the world. The four main criteria […]

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Eimear Costigan posted in: Cape Town, Social Entrepreneurship
Child Life Program Update

Since May 2008, great strides have been made in the effort to pilot child life services at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCCH) in Cape Town, South Africa.  Caroline Hargrave, Child Life Program Director appointed through Connect-123, has been at RCCH since February 2009 leading the pilot program. Additionally, four child life specialists […]

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Lea Levy posted in: Health Care