Humans of SBS: AFP Diversity Fellows


I went to South Africa with SBS in the Summer of 2019. I was really nervous to be going across the world and I wasn’t sure what the summer would hold. Today, I can say that the experiences that I had in South Africa are some of the greatest experiences of my life. I walked with elephants, went on a safari, and most importantly did a lot of awesome work in collaboration with the guys at Ikhaya le Langa in the township of Langa in Cape Town, South Africa. The biggest thing I learned from my trip to South Africa is the importance of pushing yourself to go beyond your comfort zone, the world has so much to offer and there are so many experiences waiting for you out there if you just take the leap.

By Odessa Burkett
Odessa Burkett Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS