Africa: A Misunderstood Continent

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What’s it all about?

Africa often appears in the news with stories about disease, conflict, starvation and corruption. But it is so much more; a continent rich with culture, beauty, amazing people, diverse communities, and incredible resilience.

Discover Africa in this class: and learn why it should be in everyone’s travel plans!

What will we cover?

  • What makes Africa so unique and different to other continents.
  • African history, culture, politics and more.
  • What we can learn from Africa and its people.
  • African Aid… help or hindrance?
  • The day to day reality of life in Africa, and getting to know the place from its people.

Who will be teaching?

d’Arcy is a teacher, traveller, volunteer and enjoys new places and meeting new people! In the past 14 years he’s been fortunate to travel, teach and volunteer in over 60 countries, learning heaps along the way. The best of these experiences were often in developing countries and often in Africa. He is very keen to share some insights with others and to see them gain a more realistic and positive perspective on Africa.

d’Arcy first visited the African continent in 2001 when he visited Morocco and then spent a year in Ethiopia in 2008 with Australian Volunteers International. During that time he also visited Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In 2013 he was back in Uganda working with UNICEF for 6 months, travelled through Rwanda by bike, visited development projects, hiked mountains, and sat on beaches in South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland. To get a few ideas of the things he was doing and the lessons he was learning check out his blog.