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Tara Tai-Wen Chen

About Tara Tai-Wen Chen

Tara is a recent graduate of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. She was born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario with a great ambition to work in an international health setting. Tara is excited to share her experience abroad in Kingston, Jamaica and hopes to inspire others to partake in these programs.

One month later…

It’s hard to believe that the internship ended a month ago. Sitting back at home, returning back to a routine of seeing family, friends and loved ones make it feel surreal that for over half a year, I was living … Continue reading

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Happy Earthstrong-Reggae Month in Jamaica

Happy Earthstrong! (Happy Birthday!) What better way to close off our last month in the internship by celebrating Reggae Month! For the entire month of February, the Government of Jamaica announced in 2008 that it was to be a celebration … Continue reading

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“Out of Many, One People”: The Chinese Jamaican Story

Happy Chinese New Year! Saturday, January 28th, 2017 is marked as the New Year by the lunisolar Chinese calendar otherwise known as the Spring Festival. It is the Year of the Rooster for those who are born in 2017, 2005, … Continue reading

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Listen to the Lyrics

One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain- Trenchtown Rock, Bob Marley, 1971 (Now if only that were true…) Jamaica is known for its vast land of beauty, beaches and music. People love to dance regardless … Continue reading

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What are my rights as a student?

I attended an informative and educational Youth Forum on the Rights of Students in the Education System in Jamaica where discussions about uniformity, decorum, religion, comprehensive sexuality education, age of consent and much more were held. This event was organized … Continue reading

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UN Women Symposium : “Sharing Experiences on GBV and HIV Programming in Jamaica”.

On October 31st, 2016, I attended the United Nation Symposium on “Sharing Experiences on GBV and HIV Programming in Jamaica”. It is a series of two days; unfortunately I was only able to get out of work for one day … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs: Welcome to Jamaica!

In 2 days, I will have officially been living in Jamaica for one month. Wow.

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