#COP24 & #COY14 in Katowice: Part 3. Radically Meaningful? Unnecessarily Complex

In hindsight, I think I was initially worried about my trip to Poland for the wrong reasons. I was concerned about passport control at the airport, about checking into the Airbnb, about getting around the city, about encountering prejudice, about being lonely during COY... And I didn't think enough about the main purpose of my… Continue reading #COP24 & #COY14 in Katowice: Part 3. Radically Meaningful? Unnecessarily Complex

BZU Work Camp in Palestine: Part 3. Lectures, NGOs & Volunteering

One of the main reasons I liked the BZU work camp was that it was not just about sightseeing: it was about understanding the Palestinian situation better. There were aspects of the Israeli occupation you could see (checkpoints, The Wall, destroyed infrastructure) but others required explanation because they weren’t visible enough. When applying to the… Continue reading BZU Work Camp in Palestine: Part 3. Lectures, NGOs & Volunteering

Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 1.’My Decision to Volunteer’

(Between the 19th and 23rd of March 2016, I went to France to volunteer as part of the humanitarian response to support asylum seekers and migrants in ‘the Jungle’ refugee camp (Calais) and in the Grande-Synthe refugee camp (Dunkirk). I didn’t go alone: I joined a group of students from my university. We travelled to… Continue reading Trip to Calais & Dunkirk: Part 1.’My Decision to Volunteer’