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Gender EqualityGender equality is a very interesting term to discuss, there are many opinions, debates and sides to this topic but gender equality is not just a topic up for discussion- it is real, it affects real people-men, women and children every day globally. While being here in India for the past month, I have […]

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Good Health and Well BeingIt has been 1 week in India and I have learnt so much as an individual. Being aleader for an international volunteer group is much different to being avolunteer- there are different expectations, different responsibilities anddifferent experiences. Bearing all this in mind, I had the honour of speakingwith Father John, a […]

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Housing and sustainability in Bangalore, IndiaThroughout my time in India, I found the basic human need of housing and shelter to be the main problem I could see right before my eyes. There were a lot of slums in Bangalore, there was one particular slum based right outside the Sumanahalli Centre for leprosy and the […]

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Challenging perspectives- Myths and stereotypes, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), Photo exhibition- experiences in India

Challenging perspectives- Myths and stereotypes, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), Photo exhibition- experiences in IndiaSarah discussed about:Challenging perspectives- Myths and stereotypesGender EqualitySustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)Photo exhibition- experiences in India About Author: Name: Sarah Gallagher Award: Silver Award SDG: 5 Location Action project: Togher Family Centre, Cork

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The power of Sport in connecting communities and breaking social barriers.

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Culture and Tradition – Ireland and Vietnam

Culture and Tradition – Ireland and VietnamBefore Christmas, I got a call from my friend Hien.She is completing a Government of Ireland Scholarship in CIT Cork in Public Relations and wanted advice on a project to do on Irish Traditional Craft or Culture.We decided it would be great to come to my rowing club in […]

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blacks and whites

blacks and whitesaction projectsWith these two images I wanted to raise awareness among people of the big social differences between blacks and whites in South Africa.The image in black and white is of one of the largest townships in the whole country near Cape Town, whereas the colour one is of the beach houses in […]

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One Health and the Sustainable Development Goals Talk

One Health and the Sustainable Development Goals TalkI organized a talk on One Health and the Sustainable Development goals in my capacity of Auditor of the One Health Society. This involved asking Professor Patrick Walsh, professor of international development studies in UCD to talk about the development of the goals and how they relate to […]

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Sexual Health Presentation with UCD LGBTQ+

Sexual Health Presentation with UCD LGBTQ+Much of my work in Thailand was on HIV prevention among high risk groups. In Ireland, men who have sex with men (MSM) are the highest risk group for new HIV infections, accounting for half of new infections last year. As such, I felt the need to deliver an educational […]

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Talk on volunteering abroad and the lessons learned

Talk on volunteering abroad and the lessons learnedVolunteering Abroad with Worldwide Veterinary Service – Lessons from MalawiI have been extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to volunteer as an undergraduate, and I hope to have the opportunity to work for an NGO or in public health in my future career. I organized this talk because […]

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