Kenya

SMU student learns how way of life affects way of thinking

Ms Janice Chiang with some Kenyan and Singaporean interns during her time with Coastal Bamboo & Coir Development Company.
Ms Janice Chiang with some Kenyan and Singaporean interns during her time with Coastal Bamboo & Coir Development Company.PHOTO: COURTESY OF JANICE CHIANG

She spends two months helping villagers set up bamboo furniture business to be self-sufficient

When Ms Janice Chiang was in a village near Mombasa, Kenya, for her summer internship, she was taken aback by how much her thinking differed from the locals'.

A Kenyan university student in her team was tagged as a spy by the other village boys and, to stay safe, had to move into his mother's home.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2018, with the headline 'SMU student learns how way of life affects way of thinking'. Print Edition | Subscribe