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.’ […]

Against all odds

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<!doctype html>     Name:David Coyle Location:Vijayawada Aiming for:&Gold Award About the Author:UCD Allumni Against all odds During our last week several of us had very bad stomach and intestinal issues. With many down for a few days (myself included) the productivity of the week was in doubt. During this time past students had come […]

Against all odds

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Name:David Coyle Location:Vijayawada Aiming for:Gold Award About the Author:UCD Allumni Against all odds During our last week several of us had very bad stomach and intestinal issues. With many down for a few days (myself included) the productivity of the week was in doubt. During this time past students had come back to protest about […]

How to Care N share!

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Name:David Coyle Location:Vijayawada Aiming for:Gold Award About the Author:UCD Alumni How to Care N share! We had a show during the last week named Care n shares got talent. Each house had to get a dance together, I learnt more about the children in that last week than I did in the previous 3 weeks. […]

Marala sāri varaku

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Name:David Coyle Location:Vijayawada Aiming for:Gold Award About the Author:UCD Allumni Marala sāri varaku 4 weeks, 2 planes, one goal. We set out with a clear goal, to add to the knowledge of the children and teachers, to interact to the best of our ability with everyone. Most of us were exceptional and set a great […]

The Risk to Gender equality

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Name:Cormac Pope Location:Thailand Aiming for: Gold Award About the Author:I have huge interest in travelling, experiencing new cultures and a strong passion for global sustainability The Risk to Gender equality The Risk to Gender Equality by Cormac Pope In the last year the world seems to be walking backwards in terms of human rights, heading down […]

Respect and consent.

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Name:Roseanna Shanahan Location:South India Aiming for: Gold Award About the Author:I am a 3rd year science student who has been involved with UCDVO for the past 3 years I have volunteered twice in India and I am hoping to stay in development in the future. Respect and consent. Women all over the world face disrespect and […]

A visit to C.E.A.R

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Name:Neil Mc Ardle Location:Nicaragua Aiming for:Gold Award About the Author:I am a 28 year old Linguistic student who loves meeting new communities and embarrassing myself in as many social situations as possible! A visit to C.E.A.R CEAR I spent most of my time in Nicaragua at CEAR (Centre for Alternative Rural Education) in Telpochcalli, or […]