How is your perception?

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Name:Rachel Maher Location:Thailand Aiming for:&Bronze Award About the Author:Qualified with a Bachelors Degree in Social Studies in 2013. Volunteered abroad in Thailand and Finland. Currently working as a Youth Worker. How is your perception? Perception: the way in which something is regarded, understood or interpreted. Having lived in Ireland all of my life, I had […]

Creativity… is it for everyone?

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Name:Rachel Maher Location:Thailand Aiming for:&Bronze Award About the Author:Qualified with a Bachelors Degree in Social Studies in 2013. Volunteered abroad in Thailand and Finland. Currently working as a Youth Worker. Creativity… is it for everyone? “I’m not creative, I can’t draw anything.” Sound familiar? Well you don’t have to be able to draw to be […]

Highlights and Lowpoints of the Trip

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Name:Síle MacCormaic Location:Uganda Aiming for: Bronze Award About the Author:I am a final year B.Ed student in St Patrick’s College of Education. Highlights and Lowpoints of the Trip In order for me to travel to Nansana, Uganda I was tasked with raising €2000 which at first terrified me. This money would go directly to Nurture Africa […]

GCA Standards and Conferring Committee

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As the final deadline to receive your Global Citizen Award approaches on Mon 29th Feb 2016 we would like to introduce the Award Standards and Conferring Committee who have the responsibility to ensure quality is maintained, provide feedback and confer Global Citizen Award applications, from returned International Volunteers. The Standards and Conferring committee is made up of […]

Another life International Health Clinic

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Name:Tríona Dillane Location:Central Uganda Aiming for:&Silver Award About the Author:I am a 4th year nursing student studying in Trinity College Dublin. I am passionate about travelling and healthcare and exploring new cultures! Another life International Health Clinic Hi guys, for those of you who don’t know me my name is Triona Dillane, and I am about […]

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel

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Name:Mary Mullarkey Location:Philippines Aiming for: Bronze Award After spending four weeks in Cebu, The Philippines I learned how the Filipino education system benefits its fellow citizens but also how it significantly affects the people of the Badjao Tribe. The Badjao Tribe also known as “Sea Gypsies” are not recognised as citizens in the eyes of the Filipino […]