The return.

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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 […]

What now?

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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 […]

Pre-departure

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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 […]

Girls Grow in Education

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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 […]

Fruits

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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 […]