Jeannie writes about her work placement in Halifax

July 27th, 2018

Hi, my name is Jeannie Kalluk. I’m 16 years old and I’m from from Baker Lake, Nunavut (the centre of Canada). I’ve been in Halifax, Nova Scotia for about 3 weeks now and I’m loving it here. It’s so different than my community back home.

My work place is Hope Blooms. It’s a place where you grow plants and make homemade dressing. We also spend time with children aged 10 and under who always help out with the garden. Some days we have a garden night. This is when a group of all the children and staff of Hope Blooms do some activities and then water plants together. I love working there because its all about children and planting fruits and vegetables. I’m happy to be part of the Hope Blooms team.

I’ve been out of community before and I was homesick. However, while being part of Northern Youth Abroad, I haven’t been homesick. I think it’s because I’m doing so many fun activities.

Anyways, I’m so proud to be part of Northern Youth Abroad.


Jeannie Kalluk

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