Julia Sokunthea Yourk
Volunteering: A lifetime experience in Malawi.
I will be volunteering with the Coalition of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (COWLHA) for 3 weeks in January 2018 as part of Leave for Change. I will be living in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. My mandate is to work with COWLHA to produce tools for caregivers to better assist patients in counselling, to conduct research, and to improve COWLHA’s database system.
In addition to my mandate, I will explore and learn about Malawi; I will also share my experience in living in a complete different environment from Canada and share the story of Malawians.