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The last day
January 11, 2019

It’s finally here. Time to say goodbye. After two weeks of intense study, meaningful interactions and deep bonding, it’s finally time to part ways. The tearful goodbyes had already…

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Making a change
January 10, 2019

We’ve come to the part of the course where it’s time to start making plans for what comes next. All this time we’ve been empowering our participants with the…

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Back from community stays
January 9, 2019

We’re all back! The common room this evening was vibrant with hugs, joy, and “I missed yous” as participants who had been separated for two whole days reunited. As…

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Inspiring Youth Activism
January 6, 2019

We’re over halfway through our course now, so we decided to start this morning on a relatively light note. We gave participants the opportunity to spend the morning in…

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Today was Environment and Sustainability Day, another topic you wouldn’t expect to be controversial with this group, but was. We started with a discussion about the Sustainability Development Goals,…

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TFD Goes Hiking
January 4, 2019

Together for Development is about many things, from building a community of young change-makers, to building friendships, support systems, and of course, lasting memories with people from different cultures,…

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Human Rights and Gender Day
January 3, 2019

Here’s a question: if your ship was shipwrecked on a desert island and you had the chance to start a whole new community from scratch, how would you define…

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We head off-campus!
January 2, 2019

After a memorable day yesterday, today had a high bar. To meet it, we decided to take the group off-campus to explore Manzini, the largest city in eSwatini. As…

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Bringing in the new year
January 1, 2019

Today started at midnight, with a New Year’s celebration, Together for Development style! We started with a presentation by students who wore their national costumes and introduced them to…

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Today we asked some of the biggest questions you can ask in development—how do countries make their way out of poverty? What responsibility do other countries have to help?…

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Introducing Development
December 30, 2018

Development invariably means different things all of us. So, what comes to mind when you hear ‘development?’ Can development be desirable or undesirable – maybe both? Are there instances…

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Building our community
December 29, 2018

If yesterday was about getting to know each other, today was about building our community.Living in a diverse community is exhilarating, but comes with its own challenges. As we…

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The gang’s all here!
December 28, 2018

They came by bus. They came by plane. They came by kombi. Some even came by foot. But they’re all finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited!The local…

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Back to the hill!
December 27, 2018

It’s whole been a year, but we’re finally back on the beautiful hill outside Mbabane, brimming with excitement for this year’s edition of Together for Development. Our team is all…

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Time to say goodbye
January 12, 2018

And so it finally comes to an end. This incredible journey we’ve been on together is winding down to a close. We’ve spent two weeks completely immersed in each…

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