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 […]

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, […]

The power of Sport in connecting communities and breaking social barriers

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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 […]