Disability Awareness and equal rights in South India

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Disability awareness and equal rights in South India – Caoimhe GibneyFollowing extensive pre-departure training I honestly believed that I was prepared to tackle the challenges that lay ahead when setting off on our journey to Asha Jyothi Handicapped Welfare Society in South India. How wrong I was. Even though the training provided me with the […]

Responsible Consumption in Vietnam

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Responsible Consumption in Vietnam – Aileen MaughanFor the overseas part of volunteering we have the rare and wonderful opportunity to stay with an ethnic minority group called the Mường people who were very welcoming and kind to us. They lived in an isolated, rural beautiful area of Northern Vietnam. I found value in certain ways […]

Misconceptions of the world we live in today

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Misconceptions of the world we live in todayI was struck when I was away regarding how people here in Ireland misconceive places like India, and how many inaccurate opinions they form about these places from the media, films and other people. They paint a picture of a dirty, dangerous place, that is completely one-dimensional. They […]

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 […]

GCA Winner focus on Lucy

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Bronze winner Lucy Brem is a 22 year old Irish girl from Cork, currently living in Dublin and completing final year of an Spanish/English Lit degree at TCD. Passionate about food, fiction and world travel. Lucy volunteered in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2014 with AIESEC Ireland and has won the Bronze GCA! Latin America has always topped my travel wish […]