Putting the Quality in Education

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  Putting the Quality in Education – Sadhbh O’Connor – Suas All my life I have been told that education is everything. I have been inspired by my great grandmother, one of the first female graduates of UCD. I have been inspired by Malala Yousafzai and her belief in the power of a pen. Whilst […]

Life Below Water: The Turtle Sanctuary in Barra

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  “Life Below Water: The Turtle Sanctuary in Barra” – Kathleen Kenna – EIL Intercultural LearningI was beginning to realise as a volunteer you have to expect the unexpected and do your best to adapt and cope. Laura, my local mentor, informed me that there was a 2 week summer camp at the turtle sanctuary. […]

Education: A right not a privilege

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  “Education : A right not a privilege” – Shónagh SmithBefore I traveled to India I was told multiple times by friends, family and strangers about how awful it is that not every child is receiving a good education in India. I myself was also concerned and obviously by signing up to the programme was […]

Learning more about LGBT rights in Vietnam

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  Learning more about LGBT rights in Vietnam – Domhnaill HarkinAs part of the EIL programme you must complete an ‘Action at Home’ project that connects Ireland with the country you travelled. I decided to do my project on LGBT rights in Vietnam and contrast and compare this with Ireland.  Relating this to Goal 10 […]

Disability Awareness and equal rights in South India

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Disability awareness and equal rights in South India – Caoimhe GibneyFollowing extensive pre-departure training I honestly believed that I was prepared to tackle the challenges that lay ahead when setting off on our journey to Asha Jyothi Handicapped Welfare Society in South India. How wrong I was. Even though the training provided me with the […]

Responsible Consumption in Vietnam

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Responsible Consumption in Vietnam – Aileen MaughanFor the overseas part of volunteering we have the rare and wonderful opportunity to stay with an ethnic minority group called the Mường people who were very welcoming and kind to us. They lived in an isolated, rural beautiful area of Northern Vietnam. I found value in certain ways […]

A small cog in the wheel towards reducing global health inequalities

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“A small cog in the wheel towards reducing global health inequalities.” – Emma McCarthyI travelled to Northeast India in 2018 as a physiotherapist and clinical tutor with four student physiotherapists on their elective placement. It was my first time volunteering overseas. For four weeks we worked hard with the local partner organisation to deliver individualised […]