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Community Development Students Fight Covid-19 Isolation using Community Worker Skills

Tags: Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

Victoria Bent, Dana Kinsley and Jean Luc Blanchard are three Community Development Degree students applying theory to practice in their own lives. The students discussed worries about feeling isolated at home and were finding it hard to focus and be motivated on class work. They decided to reach out to a few of their classmates that live downtown to see if they would be interested in working in small groups (safely within COVID guidelines) for their Zoom lectures. They thought it would be a good idea to get a change of scenery and host small group learning pods at their houses each week. After only a few weeks, they have noticed how much of a difference it makes having a support group to get through these interesting times.

Dana notes,"Being together in our group really opens up the floor for more critical discussion among the three of us after our lectures. We are definitely Community Development students that thrive on collaborative group relationships! I hope anyone interested in working in a small study groups reaches out on Blackboard, WhatsApp or any of the other platforms for Humber students to find others interested as well. We're all in this together!"

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