Kind of Education: One Students Life-Changing Experience in Guyana
By Katherine Mills
Nima Rohani, having completed his
third-year in Electrical Engineering, left for South America,
September 22, 2004 for an eight month stay in Guyana. His reasons
for doing so were numerous, but none so important as his genuine
desire to make a difference in peoples lives.
Along with holding literacy
workshops, Rohani regularly visits schools with high drop-out rates
to educate the students on topics such as AIDS awareness as well as
the dangers of drug use. Another key component of his mission is
the education of the adults, thus ensuring the information will be
passed down to the children once the volunteers have gone.
Rohani returns to Canada in May of
this year, whereupon he will commence his fourth-year of studies and
decide from there, where his education will take him. Professor
Rohani, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, noted
that his son has expressed an interest in both Medicine and
Dentistry, but will complete his current studies first.