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The return.

The return.I learned a lot while in Mexico. As cliché as it sounds, it really was a life changing experience. This experience allowed me to understand the importance of certain sustainable goals (SDG’S). In particular; no poverty, the importance of quality education, gender equality and clean water & sanitation.Initially I thought México would have been […]

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What now?

What now?It’s funny to think that about this time last year I was interviewing to travel to Mexico on an unknown volunteering expedition. Since my volunteering abroad I have started a masters and have really been in the full swing of life, that my time abroad almost feels like it didn’t happen. I remember there […]

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Special kids of Amecameca

Special kids of AmecamecaAlthough I was very excited at the opportunity to help others and experience a different culture. Things quickly Changed when I arrived at my new destination. Everything was so different to where I had been before, and I experienced a culture shock. There was a lack of infrastructure and economic growth.A lot […]

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Flying to & arriving at Mexico.

Flying to & arriving at Mexico.I honestly don’t know where to start. But here goes. With our flight to Madrid at 6.15am we arrived in Dublin Airport at 3.30 which was early-ish.Since we were traveling in a group we set up a group chat and rendezvous point prior to our flight. All was fine (so […]

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Pre-departure

Pre-departureMy bags are packed and I’m ready to go. In two days I will be leaving Ireland and heading to Mexico to volunteer abroad for 8 weeks. We will arrive in Mexico City before heading to Oaxaca which is a state in southern Mexico known for its indigenous cultures.My initial idea of what it means […]

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Learning at Every Ability

Learning at Every Ability Having a disability, no matter where you are in the world, there are still vital skills that should be provided. Children need a basic standard of living, where food, water and shelter are paramount however an education is also important. Those with a disability aren’t always given the same rights. Only […]

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Girls Grow in Education

Girls Grow in Education Globally 61 million children who should attend primary school are not attending. Over half of Guatemala’s population is living below the poverty line which makes it customary especially within indigenous families (natives of Guatemala) for children to be forced to drop out of school to support their families financially and avoid […]

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Fruits

Fruits Quality Education, a sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) that had a huge impact on me and my time in Guatemala. One of the most fascinating things about Guatemala is it’s rich culture, especially the strong Mayan Culture that still exists throughout Guatemala. Guatemala is still populated with many indigenous people which are those native to […]

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Female Fear in Public Spaces – a global problem

Female Fear in Public Spaces – a global problemA few nights ago, I was going home alone on Dublin Bus at around 10.30pm after a few pints. My headphones were blasting Beyoncé’s Lemonade in my ears as I stared out the rain spattered window, wondering what it would be like to be married to Jay-Z. […]

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The Reality of human trafficking for Sexual exploitation

THE REALITY OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION The scenery along the seven-hour bus journey between Mexico City and Oaxaca is stunning, and made me realise how vast Mexico really is. Leaving the city, we drove through the state of Mexico where poverty prevails in much of the state, as it does in the states […]

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