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, […]

Welcome to our new GCA partner Haven!

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A warm welcome to Haven, an Irish non-governmental organisation, strongly committed to empowering Haitians to build strong and sustainable livelihoods. Haven work solely in Haiti to facilitate the provision of adequate water and sanitation, training and education, and shelter solutions for its people. Working in partnership with project participants, other NGOs and the Government of Haiti, […]

Gold winner? We want you!

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The GCA Standards and Awarding Committee have been busy reviewing and reporting on the 2016 GCA programme. They are now looking for a new Gold past participant to join.  Outgoing gold winner Elaine Doyle explains the role further:  ‘Knowing the work that goes in to completing any level of the Global Citizen Award it is a great achievement and really helps create […]

Have you registered for the The Global Citizen Award yet?

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Going volunteering abroad this Summer or been volunteering in the last few years? Have you registered for the The Global Citizen Award yet? The GCA is a free personal development programme that provides you with: A structure to explain and share your volunteering stories and memories with others here at home. The chance to inspire others and educate your community on […]

Dil Wickremasinghe & The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh to lead #GCA16!

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We are delighted to announce that Social Justice and Mental Health Broadcaster, Journalist, Activist, Social Entrepreneur, Trainer, MC, Actor and Stand up Comedian – many hats but just one person Dil Wickremasinghe from Newstalks Global Village will be part of the 2016 Global Citizen Award Celebrations! The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh will also give the […]