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Leprosy in India; Don’t Discriminate – Educate!

Leprosy in India; Don’t Discriminate – Educate!I chose to run a public photography & developmental educational exhibition in a popular Galway Café. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and although I had attempted to share my learning and experiences verbally but found that nothing makes information more memorable, or catches attention quite […]

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Gender EqualityAs part of our group project, all the SERVE volunteers had to produce a video on  Gender Equality within the Badjao community. Certainly, in some ways, the Badjao women are empowered within the community, with c.90% of the community leaders being women. Speaking with some of the women, we learned that families are more […]

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The unequal distribution of wealth and opportunitiesThe Philippines has long been under fire for the vast wealth divide inherent in the country. It is easy to think of the Philippines for its luxurious white beaches and resorts, but that is only one side of a two-sided coin. Once in country, the amount of poverty, homelessness, […]

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The power of Sport in connecting communities and breaking social barriersDuring my time with the Badjao Tribe, the importance of sport within the community was evident. Every day groups of men and teenagers would play volleyball and basketball outside the school, the volleyball net being central to the community, in terms of both location and […]

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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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