As the New Year dawns

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Karina is participating in the Gold Global Citizen Award. This is the fifth of her Global Blogs from South Africa As the New Year dawns we are all inundated with Facebook statutes and Tweets proclaiming ‘New year, new me’, ‘Gym from now on’, ‘Only organic food’, you know yourself! Well as I was going through […]

Summer English school Vietnam

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The first time I heard about the Global Citizen Award was during the EIL pre-departure workshop, to prepare us for our journey and projects, where we also got to hear about past volunteers experiences and how the Global Citizen Award helped them on their return to share with the community what they have learned and […]

Education in the Badjao community and how it has progressed in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Name:Leonie O’ Donnell Location: Badjao Aiming for: Silver Award The UN believe that obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. While major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls, bolder efforts are needed to […]

Elimu kwa wote – Education for all

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Name: Eilís Regan Location: Ruaha in Tanzania Aiming for: Bronze Award ‘Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow. Education is neither Eastern no Western, it is human’- Malala Yousafzai It wasn’t until I spent four weeks in the small village of Ruaha in Tanzania as part of UCDVO that I began […]

Hope in Latin America’s largest red-light district

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  Name:Amanda Keane Location:Mexico City Aiming for:Gold Award About the Author:My summer volunteering in Mexico City is based on the UN SDG of Gender Equality. I am a feminist, passionate about gender equality and this is my first time being involved in a project focused on women’s rights abroad. Hope in Latin America’s largest red-light […]

The Global Citizen Award and why you should do it by Neil McArdle – Nicaragua 2015/16

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  Name: Neil McArdle Aiming for: Gold Location: Nicaragua (Central America) The journey to accomplish my Global Citizen Award began following my UCDVO placement in Nicaragua in 2016. One of the pre-requisites for the G.C.A was to volunteer in my community, and as the main man Gandhi says ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world.’ […]