Sisterhood of the giggling volunteers; how a team of strangers became a family

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Sisterhood of the giggling volunteers; how a team of strangers became a familyTo my new sisters; Blogs about my experience volunteering and lessons learned would be incomplete if I didn’t talk about you crazy, strong, loving ladies. I had volunteered before with friends, and travelled with family. I thought I was confident and independent, but […]

The unequal distribution of wealth and opportunities

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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, […]

Good Health and Well Being

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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 […]

Education in the Badjao community and how it has progressed in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Name:Leonie O’ Donnell Location: Badjao Aiming for: Silver Award The UN believe that obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. While major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls, bolder efforts are needed to […]

Elimu kwa wote – Education for all

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Name: Eilís Regan Location: Ruaha in Tanzania Aiming for: Bronze Award ‘Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow. Education is neither Eastern no Western, it is human’- Malala Yousafzai It wasn’t until I spent four weeks in the small village of Ruaha in Tanzania as part of UCDVO that I began […]

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 […]