GYC Village

blog posts from GYC's participants, alumni, & staff

The Art of Reconciliation

By Yumna Mohamed (South Africa) It’s been a long, convoluted road that led me to who I am now; a former journalist trying to make it as a stand-up comedian. … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Dilemma of Applied Reconciliation: The Rwandan Perspective

By Maria Mukuka On July 3rd, after a four hour drive out of Kigali, in the middle of a perfectly sunny Rwandan afternoon, Global Youth Connect’s Turikumwe human rights delegation … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Peak of the Mountain

By Jean Baptiste HARAGIRIYAREMYE It was on 16th June, 1976 when Soweto high school students took to the streets in a peaceful protest against the use of Afrikaans (a language … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Returns Home

By Tara Pipes (GYC Rwanda Alumna, Summer 2013) When I first flew into Kigali in July, stepping out of the airport into the open evening summer air, I knew immediately … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

1001 Hearts

By: Maja Pecanac (Bosnian delegate to Rwanda) Staying in Rwanda and working for INALAS shook something inside me and forced me to spend nights and nights thinking about what I … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

First Impressions and Final Analysis

By Juliet Batamuriza (Rwanda) The first day we met with the GYC international participants, it was amazing to see everyone there. We welcomed them in our cultural way of welcoming … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Rwanda: A Country of Love

By: Luca Madden, Australia Sitting on the plane from Sydney to Kigali, I was ridiculously excited to meet the international participants of the GYC Rwanda program. I knew they came … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 5 Comments

What is the most effective volunteering?

New York Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH)  Workshop By Cherilyn Sprague On June 26th, 2012 the Global Youth Connect delegation in NYC had the pleasure of having a workshop* put on … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

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