BuildsDominican RepublicVolunteer Posting
28/03/2016

I just came home from a Live Different Build…now what?

I have now been on two trips with Live Different (both of which were in the Dominican) and each time, the goodbyes only seem to get harder. With Live Different, you build so much more than a…
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BuildsDominican Republic
17/03/2016

Great Expectations

Expectation is a funny thing. It can move you to action anticipating one outcome, only to find that what you finally experience is something quite different. This was the case in my experience with the Live Different…
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Road Team
26/02/2016

A Different Path

At the beginning of grade 12 I thought I had my whole future planned out. I’d go to university the following year and complete a degree in International Development. While that is still my plan,…
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Staff
23/12/2015

What does “Life is About People, not Stuff” mean at Christmas?

 Live Different’s motto, ‘Life is About People, not Stuff’, can make us pretty uncomfortable around the holiday season.  It’s uncomfortable because we’re bombarded with messages to buy expensive gifts to prove to people that we care…
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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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InternPresentationRoad Team
23/11/2015

What Life is about People means to me

Today was our fortieth presentation. We woke up, say goodbye to our incredible billets, drove to the school, and set up. The crowd of 160 students were filled with excitement for what was to come in…
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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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