Jacqueline Given



Ahmedabad: India 2019 Reflection

My experience and reflections What a mixture of feelings I have today as I conclude this 14 day exchange program with my fellow eight CQU students.  I feel now that perhaps the 14 days are just a little bit too... Continue Reading →

Ahmedabad: India 2019 Day 15, Final day

Project presentations, valedictory session and then flying home.   Anticipation of going home hit me hard and large early this morning as I was up at the crack of dawn repacking from the night before so I was good to... Continue Reading →

Ahmedabad – India 2019 Day 14

Field visit - Sabarmati Ashram Mahatma Gandhi's Home and session on pollution This morning we had a session on water, waste and air pollution with all its issues which was presented by one of the CEE staff members (Mr Jacobs).... Continue Reading →

Ahmedabad: India 2019 Day 13

Field visit - Kaleshwari Historical temple (Lavana village) and water sources A 4.5km walk to the ancient temple was not on my agenda today because my body and especially my knees felt it yesterday walking up and down through the... Continue Reading →

Ahmedabad: India 2019 Day 12

Field visit - overnight at Bakore forest camp site   Breakfast this morning was uneventful and I just wanted to sit alone and be quiet.  My stomach was playing up again slightly so I was not in a good place... Continue Reading →

Ahmedabad: India 2019 Day 11

Free Day - Cultural Heritage walk (Akshardham Temple) and Adalaj Stepwell (Photograph from Judith Wake) I missed the early morning activity today due to sleeping in and then not being allowed to play catch up.  A very disappointing outcome and... Continue Reading →

Ahmedabad: India 2019 Day 10

Field visit - Mahala Housing Trust, slums in one part of Ahmedabad. The visit to the actual head office of the Mahala Housing Trust (MHT), Self-employed woman association (SEWA) was very interesting and informative.  We were shown a power point... Continue Reading →

Ahmedabad: India 2019 Day 9

Field visit - Recycling Centre, E-Coli waste management PVT. LTD.   Considering the early start today and a 2-3 hour one way bus ride to the centre, a long day ahead I decided to stay back and rest in my... Continue Reading →

Ahmedabad: India 2019 Day 8, Public Holiday

CEE campus - Project work   As today was also a public holiday not many venues were opened so the group went to the campus to work on our projects.  I teamed up with Shanay Smyly who is from Yeppoon. ... Continue Reading →

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