A day in the life

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Name: Ita Reddington  Location: Ethiopia, Africa  Aiming for: Gold Award At first Ita registered for silver but since starting her award she has decided to go for the Gold Global Citizen Award. She has some brilliant action projects lined up for her community in Galway as well as great Global Blogs from her volunteer experience and reflections now that she is home […]

Happy Monday… 4 New GCA Partners!

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The Global Citizen Award (GCA) is delighted to welcome 4 new partners offering the award in 2016; Global Schoolroom –  a forefront of Teacher Training in India. NUI Galway ALIVE – a Learning Initiative & Volunteering Experience that supports the contribution that NUI Galway students make by volunteering. Viatores Christi – an organisation that supports works faith-based international […]

A Reflection of Ethiopia

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Name: Ita Reddington  Location: Ethiopia, Africa  Aiming for: Gold Award At first Ita registered for silver but since starting her award she has decided to go for the Gold Global Citizen Award. She has some brilliant action projects lined up for her community in Galway as well as great Global Blogs from her volunteer experience and reflections now that she is home […]

GCA Nominated for STAR

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The Global Citizen Award has been nominated for the 10th Annual AONTAS STAR Awards in the National category! The STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition) are an awards initiative coordinated by AONTAS as part of the annual Adult Learners’ Festival to acknowledge the fantastic work undertaken by adult learning projects throughout Ireland. The awards celebrate […]

Happy International Volunteers Day!

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Happy UN International Volunteer Day to all our AMAZING Global Citizen Award participants!! The International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work […]

Seed Fund Grants Now Open!

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Do you need support with your Gold or Silver Action Projects? EIL wants to help you with your Global Citizen Award action project(s), activities or events which will raise awareness about the people and issues you have encountered during your time overseas by providing successful individuals and groups with grants of up to €200! Your […]

How Kayamandi is fighting back against HIV by Orla Ryan – World Aids Day

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As part of EIL’s Travel Awards (Global Awareness Programme GAP), I went to Kayamandi, a township in Stellenbosch, South Africa from July-September 2014.  According to the UN, the prevalence rate of HIV among 15-49-year-olds in South Africa is 18.9%. Some 6.8 million people there are living with the virus – the highest number of HIV-positive people in any […]