Malaika Nikiema

Malaika is passionate about dance, food, mythology, athletism, reading, feminism, medicine and civil rights movements. Before UWCRCN she volunteered in a public pediatric hospital and in an orphanage and gave support classes to orphans every week. She also was part of a dance club and a track and field club. In UWCRCN, she was involved in the first aid team and worked with patients in a rehabilitation center. She aims at fighting any type of injustices and wants to improve the healthcare and education systems in her country. Her goals for the year are to learn a new language, discover new cultures and ways of living and other education and health systems to inspire her in the future.Her motto is "Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi


The True Bridge-Year Experience

 Coming in Brazil, 3 months ago, I had a lot of goals: become a surfista*, dance samba, interact a lot with Afro-Brazilians and by now I should have been totally fluent in Portuguese.  This is what actually happened. September::  I live on a mostly white island so I do not get to see a lot…

08 December, 2019

Never let your schooling interfere with your education

“Never let your schooling interfere with your education” is a quote from Mark Twain that really speaks to me because it is something that I have been trying to explain to my family and friends back home in Burkina Faso. As some of them got the fact that all the learning those not happen behind…

30 August, 2019

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Malaika Nikiema