Tagged with Class of 2012

Living with Kwadwo

Benji Clarke, WIP Class 2012 discusses host family and SAWIP fellow student Kwadwo. The time that I spent with my host family was amongst the best and most memorable of my WIP summer.  I was especially lucky to be staying with a large, diverse group of people: my host parents, their son and daughter, their … Continue reading

Capitol Hill reflections from Sean Gill

Capitol Hill reflections from Sean Gill

Sean Gill, WIP 2012 speaks to about his experience on The Hill The centre of governance, a world in itself. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to U.S. politics in the swamp. Otherwise known as D.C..

“Hey, I have a dream too.”- Kirsty McClay

“Hey, I have a dream too.”- Kirsty McClay

“And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.” Martin Luther King Jr delivered his “I have a dream” speech on the 28th of August 1963. His ability to motivate people and his courage to stand up for what he believed in gave me my most obvious … Continue reading

The Brand of You

The Brand of You

New York city, 7pm, Wall Street. It’s day two of our trip to the big apple and we are in the heart of the financial district. En-route to meet Deirdre O’Connor, a Managing Director in Goldman Sachs. Impressive.

Don’t pay lip service! Michaela Crawley WIP 2012

Don’t pay lip service! Michaela Crawley WIP 2012

This week we were given an opportunity to learn from our SAWIP brothers and sisters. The divide in South Africa was over race rather than religion. Nevertheless, there were similarities between the way conflict manifest there and in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. South Africans were lucky enough to have the strong figure of Nelson … Continue reading

Meeting Mandela – Wilme Verwoerd, WIP 2012

Meeting Mandela – Wilme Verwoerd, WIP 2012

Let me tell you a story. It begins like this. I am Irish and I am also South African. Half and half if you like. I was born in England, grew up in South Africa for 10 years and have lived in Ireland ever since. I like to think of myself as the early experiment … Continue reading