A country without a language is a country without a soul

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A country without a language is a country without a soulOne admirable characteristic of Vietnamese cultural identity is their first language. A national language represents the national identity of a nation, a distinctive characteristic which distinguishes nations from each other. The long-term effects of colonisation have ridden many communities of their native tongue, and unfortunately […]

The importance of local partners in ensuring ethical volunteering

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The importance of local partners in ensuring ethical volunteering Perhaps the most frequently asked, and most difficult to answer question when it comes to volunteering is asking why people volunteer. There isn’t a correct or one-size-fits all answer that applies to every situation. For some people it is an opportunity to give back to their […]

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 […]

Learning to walk doesn’t come easy. Global Goal #3 Good Health and well being

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Learning to walk doesn’t come easy. Global Goal #3 Good Health and well beingTreatment is the act of reacting to a symptom but does not mean reversing that symptoms effects. Almost all illnesses or injuries leave their mark. People who seek treatment for leprosy receive antibiotics to fight the disease, but the resulting injuries cannot […]

The value of communication. Global Goal #3 Good Health and Well-being

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The value of communication. Global Goal #3 Good Health and Well-beingAll mammals have developed ways to communicate with one another. The more advanced thecommunication methods, the more advanced the society. We have noises we form into words. Wehave words we write onto paper. We can translate those words in a matter of seconds. No languagebarrier […]