My name is Angus Hiqiniq, I am from Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. I was a participant with Northern Youth Abroad in 2009 as part of the Canadian Phase where I was placed in Yorkton/Theodore, Saskatchewan. My work placement was at Logan Stevens Construction. I enjoyed it a lot. I made a lot of friends and stayed with wonderful people that I called family for 6 weeks. I am now taking part in the International Phase, where I will be travelling to Guatemala for the next 3 weeks to build houses for locals in the country. I am very excited and pleased to be participating this year with a bunch of great participants and great group leaders, as well. We stayed in Ottawa for 4 weeks, the first of which we stayed at a camp called Macskimming where we spent time talking about and learning what we will be doing in Guatemala. Then the next three weeks we stayed at Algonquin college taking construction classes where we were able to build some picture frames and some dog houses. The time here in Ottawa flew by quickly.
Northern Youth Abroad is a great program and I recommend it to all who are eligible to apply. It is a great opportunity to make new friends and allows you to travel outside of your home community and also out of Canada. Personally, I don't want to stop here, I want to become a group leader or a facilitator. Not only because you get to make new friends, but because they will become your family.
Thank you for taking your time to read my blog.
Gjoa Haven, Nunavut
2015 International Participant.
Rock on and keep on keeping on.