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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Music! Dance! Culture!
January 11, 2018

We woke up today to a delicious sweet smell wafting from the dining hall. The group in charge of breakfast made us French toast! We have a superb and…

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Youth Activism
January 10, 2018

We’ve spent this course learning about the fundamentals of development and acquiring the tools to make the world better. It’s finally time to start putting our learning into action….

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We’re back!
January 9, 2018

Today was like a reunion. We all came back from our various community stays and you would have thought we hadn’t seen each other for years! There were group…

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Arts and Development Day
January 6, 2018

Participants dragged themselves of the bed, still weary from the hike, to find that today was Arts and Development Day. It was a day of drama and theatrics, arts…

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The group goes hiking
January 5, 2018

Today was either everyone’s favorite or least favorite day. We went hiking out in Malolotja Nature Reserve, and for some it was the most incredible experience of the course, while…

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The campus was particularly lush and green today; a perfect day to study the environment. We started off breakfast with a particularly ambitious student-made fruit salad—with apples, peaches, mangoes,…

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Gender and Development Day
January 3, 2018

We had a special treat for breakfast today—pancakes, made especially for us by one of our student teams. They spent last evening prepping and woke up extra early to…

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