Inspired by the Elderly

After you’re older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.  Helen Gurley Brown I am currently on my Family Medicine Rotation. We visited a nearby old-age home yesterday. I was not really looking forward to it, but it blew my mind.

So what did you do for Mandela Day?

Tata Madiba turns 93 years old today. In honour of the many years he spent in service of South Africa and in fact all of humanity, 18 July is “Mandela Monday”. Citizens are asked to spend 67 minutes in service of their community – one minute for every year that Nelson Mandela worked for freedom,Continue reading “So what did you do for Mandela Day?”

Hands-on Learning… On a Weekeend!

This post should be about Psychiatry since that is what I am writing next week. But… it’s not. There is a Maties Community Service Clinic this weekend. I put my name down as volunteer about 6 weeks ago, but cancelled because of that darn test. However, almost all the volunteers also cancelled (for various reasons),Continue reading “Hands-on Learning… On a Weekeend!”

My Mini MSF

I have been meaning to write about this for a while. My university has a community service program called “Maties Community Service.” It encompasses several different community service projects. There are literacy projects, small business management projects, orphanage project. The Health Sciences Faculty was originally called USCOR – University of Stellenbosch Clinical Organisation (as oneContinue reading “My Mini MSF”