Salut Romania – The Impact of Exchange

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Name:Arthur Fachini Location:Craiova (Romania) Aiming for:&Gold Award About the Author:My name Arthur Fachini. I am 23 years old, I am from Brazil and I am currently at my 4th year of International Relations at the Universidade de Ribeirão Preto – UNAERP. Salut Romania – The Impact of Exchange The impact of exchange If there is […]

It’s the Little Things that matter most..

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Name:Vicky Weldon-Barr Location:Guatemala Aiming for:&Gold Award About the Author:UCD Social Work Masters Student It’s the Little Things that matter most.. As I sit here and write up my 6th and final blog based on my volunteering experiences since 2014 I can’t help but feel slightly relieved. This is down to the fact that I have […]

Wrapping up the final few days

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Name:Sinead Location:India Aiming for: Gold Award About the Author:UCD student, volunteered with Suas Wrapping up the final few days The final week felt like one of the busiest. All the last little things we wanted to get done in the school had to be wrapped up, and suddenly it seemed like we had so few classes […]

Back to School Part II

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Name:Sinead Location:India Aiming for:&Gold Award About the Author:UCD student, volunteered with Suas Back to School Part II After GP week, we had 4 weeks left of school before the end of the placement. The Indian teachers each had their own topic – English, Hindi, Maths, General Knowledge – and rotated between classes throughout the day. […]

Global Perspectives Week

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Name:Sinead Location:India Aiming for:&Gold Award About the Author:UCD student, volunteered with Suas Global Perspectives Week In week 6 of our placement, we took a break from school for Global Perspectives week. Both Delhi teams (centred in Faridabad and Noida respectively) would meet in the Irish embassy each day where we had a number of talks, […]

Back to School

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Name:Sinead Location:India Aiming for:&Gold Award About the Author:UCD student, volunteered with Suas Back to School After 4 weeks of summer camp, we began our first week of actual school. The kids that had been away at their grandparents villages came flooding back, and the younger classes that had not been part of summer camp were […]

Summer Camp

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Name:Sinead Location:India Aiming for: Gold Award About the Author:UCD student, volunteered with Suas Summer Camp Before arriving, we had no idea what summer camp meant, how long it would go on for, or how to prepare for it. We didn’t yet know the curriculum or what age groups we would be with, and the teaching partners […]

First Impressions of India

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Name:Sinead Location:India Aiming for: Gold Award About the Author:UCD student, volunteered with Suas First Impressions of India Our Indian adventure began in the early hours of the morning in Dublin airport, where 10 groggy volunteers gathered, laden down with suitcases full of Deet, hand san, and educational supplies. We were bound for Faridabad – more specifically […]