Kisiizi Elective – one month in Uganda

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Name:Susie van Baarsel Location:Uganda Aiming for:&Gold Award About the Author:I’m a final year medical student (graduate June 2017). I will be travelling to Uganda in June for a one month elective at Kisizzi Kisiizi Elective – one month in Uganda The ‘Iceberg of Culture’ – This July myself and 9 other students with 2 clinical leads […]

Global Citizen Award Ceremony 2016 thank you!

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  The 21st May in the prestigious surroundings of Mansion House Dublin marked a very special day for the GCA with the largest number of winners being conferred at our first National Award Ceremony.  The day honored and celebrated the 2016 GCA winners! A huge congrats to all our 2016 The Global Citizen Award “change-makers” winners. The smooth run through and uplifting programme of the […]

Dil Wickremasinghe & The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh to lead #GCA16!

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We are delighted to announce that Social Justice and Mental Health Broadcaster, Journalist, Activist, Social Entrepreneur, Trainer, MC, Actor and Stand up Comedian – many hats but just one person Dil Wickremasinghe from Newstalks Global Village will be part of the 2016 Global Citizen Award Celebrations! The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh will also give the […]

GCA Winner focus on Jorge

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Gold winner Jorge volunteered with EIL for 6 months weeks in India.  During the summer of 2015 I spent six months in Karnataka, India, volunteering & documenting every cultural, social and developmental issue I came across. I’m well aware that I’m just one person and I know that I can’t change the world by myself, but I decided to […]

GCA Winner focus on Melissa

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Silver winner Melissa volunteered with EIL in Thailand.  Last summer, I travelled to ChiangMai, Thailand for eight week volunteering with Art Relief International (ARI) on a ‘Travel Award’ thanks to EIL. I facilitated many art workshops in my time with ARI and helped other volunteers to facilitate workshops also. These workshops were with many different groups […]

GCA Winner focus on Cathal

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Gold winner Cathal volunteered in South Africa with EIL.  My interest in development and volunteering began while in university studying nursing. Volunteering with the NGO healthcare projects in South Africa allowed me to share my skills and knowledge as a Registered General Nurse with people striving to address the health, social and emotional wellbeing of people […]