Academy Updates
04/12/2016

A Lesson in Empathy

Empathy is feeling with people and making a connection with them. It’s a vulnerable choice you have to make and our entire ‘Week in the Life’ experience was a lesson in empathy. The lesson began…
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Academy Updates
25/11/2016

Building a Future

After our build prep week we were filled with excitement and joy to continue with the process of building Eleidy, Guillermo and their two kids, Elizabeth and Guillermo, a home. This week wasn’t just about…
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Academy Updates
11/11/2016

Building Together

The prep week was filled with hard work in preparation for our build-week. We helped to pour the cement pad and we also built the walls of the house up to the windows. It was a…
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Academy Updates
04/11/2016

Mi Casa es Su Casa

This week began with meeting our host families. I think it's safe to say that we were all a little bit nervous and a little bit excited at the same time. The nervousness stemmed from…
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Academy Updates
25/10/2016

The Adventure Begins!

Just over one month ago, eleven strangers met in San Diego. Within a few days those strangers became friends (practically family by this point) and drove down to Mexico together. And that is where the…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
04/12/2015

From the Ground Up

This week was our build week. Instead of a house build like Live Different normally does, we decided to switch things up a bit and work on a schoolhouse project. This Build was very different…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
27/11/2015

Desert Adventures

For the last two and half months we have adventured to many different places that are reflective of the Mexican culture. A few of my favourites were a volcano hike, Lucha Libre, Globos market, and the…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
16/11/2015

No Hombres? No Problem

This week I attended our different volunteer positions and visited my host family one evening. I really enjoy going to Buen Samaritano, because I like the work I get the opportunity to do there. I…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
16/11/2015

Time – An Undervalued Luxury

This week was very challenging, but also very rewarding. I was able to learn so much about poverty and about those experiencing poverty that I’ve never thought about before. One of the hardest things I…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
09/11/2015

The Most Empowering Week of My Life

Being empowered doesn't come from things that come easy to us. It comes from the tougher times where we push ourselves to the limits and survive to tell the story. That's how I feel about…
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