Against all odds

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<!doctype html>     Name:David Coyle Location:Vijayawada Aiming for:&Gold Award About the Author:UCD Allumni Against all odds During our last week several of us had very bad stomach and intestinal issues. With many down for a few days (myself included) the productivity of the week was in doubt. During this time past students had come […]

Badjao, Wow!

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Name:Ronan Bennett Location:Cebu City, Philippines. Aiming for:Silver Award About the Author:I am a final year Bachelor of Education student in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick who enjoys art and theatre. Badjao, Wow! Following a night’s sleep of the strangest quality, we arose still groggy but slightly less tired than the evening prior. Encased in a mosquito […]

Day Drops

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Name:Ronan Bennett Location:Cebu City, Philippines. Aiming for: Silver Award About the Author:I am a final year Bachelor of Education student in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick who enjoys art and theatre. Day Drops Today marked the beginning of our projects with the Badjao tribe and a long, tiresome yet rewarding day it was. Another early morning […]

The Shock of Culture

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Name:Ronan Bennett Location:Cebu City, Philippines. Aiming for: Silver Award About the Author:I am a student teacher in my final year. I enjoy working through mediums of art, literature and theatre in expressing ideas, both my own and with children in class. I look forward to using my experience in The Philippines to enrich the learning […]

Against all odds

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Name:David Coyle Location:Vijayawada Aiming for:Gold Award About the Author:UCD Allumni Against all odds During our last week several of us had very bad stomach and intestinal issues. With many down for a few days (myself included) the productivity of the week was in doubt. During this time past students had come back to protest about […]

Uganda Dreaming: A Page from the Past

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Name:Sean Devaney Location:Nansana, Uganda Aiming for: Bronze Award About the Author:I travelled to Nansana in a nursing student capacity. I worked within the medical centre setting as well as in local schools and within community care. I am a regular volunteer locally and since my first international volunteering experience, I have developed a massive interest […]

Bittersweet Bliss

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Name:Ronan Bennett Location:Cebu City, Philippines. Aiming for:Silver Award About the Author:I am a student teacher in my final year. I enjoy working through mediums of art, literature and theatre in expressing ideas, both my own and with children in class. I look forward to using my experience in The Philippines to enrich the learning of […]

Hand in Hand

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Name:Ronan Bennett Location:Cebu City, Philippines. Aiming for: Silver Award About the Author:I am a student teacher in my final year. I enjoy working through mediums of art, literature and theatre in expressing ideas, both my own and with children in class. I look forward to using my experience in The Philippines to enrich the learning […]

How to Care N share!

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Name:David Coyle Location:Vijayawada Aiming for:Gold Award About the Author:UCD Alumni How to Care N share! We had a show during the last week named Care n shares got talent. Each house had to get a dance together, I learnt more about the children in that last week than I did in the previous 3 weeks. […]

Marala sāri varaku

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Name:David Coyle Location:Vijayawada Aiming for:Gold Award About the Author:UCD Allumni Marala sāri varaku 4 weeks, 2 planes, one goal. We set out with a clear goal, to add to the knowledge of the children and teachers, to interact to the best of our ability with everyone. Most of us were exceptional and set a great […]