Jasmine Hamilton was a Global Education Lead Volunteer in Vancouver with CHF. She will be reporting on her visit to a CHF project in rural Cambodia and documenting her experiences as part of an ongoing series called 'Going Global'.
When I first read about CHF’s Global Education program, I was at the beginning of my graduate degree in blood research. I had very little experience, and even less knowledge in the field of International Development. Although my South American and Caribbean heritage allow me to appreciate some of the challenges faced by the rural poor in developing countries, it was still a fairly new world for me. Yet, there was something so intriguing about learning about the challenges faced by people from all over the world and using that knowledge to engage Canadian students, and people in general, on the idea of Global citizenship. I couldn’t resist what seemed like one of the richest experiences that I could have outside of my academic life as a scientist.