Originally scheduled for October 12, this event has been rescheduled for Friday, November 16 at 6:30 pm.  Please join Sarah and friends for dessert and coffee, and the opportunity to hear about her “study abroad” in South Africa. Many people from Grosvenor, the Saskatoon public and the South Sudanese community financially supported Sarah’s journey as described below. For those who don’t yet know, Sarah is currently a Social Work student at the U of S and her studies in South Africa will be an important contribution to our society’s understanding of colonization.  (If you would like to help with this event by making a dessert and/or setting up and running it, please email

I believe that both South Africa and Canada share a similar history of colonization. As a Sociology student, I want to learn more about the history of the apartheid system and how that changed South African history and more specifically how the country has moved forward from that. My personal experiences have shown the importance of moving forward and South Africa has set an example from which we in Canada can learn, especially around Reconciliation. 

The "Taught Abroad" course in South Africa will give me an important opportunity to learn about the culture, history, and politics of one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. This trip will allow me to meet and work with different people from all ages and from different socioeconomic classes, social status, beliefs, and norms. This will give me the opportunity to expand my worldview and build my understanding of cultural competence. 

As a Sociology and Women and Gender Studies major I believe that I have a responsibility to pay attention to issues going on in our global society. Being informed, learning and sharing will better able me to become an agent for change. This fundraising will give me the opportunity to do that.

Thank you,