Volunteering and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

In 1992, the first United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), better known as the Earth Summit, was held in Rio de Janeiro. This is where Agenda 21 – The Action Plan for Sustainable Development was created. Sustainable Development aims at meeting the needs of this generation without harming the needs of future generations. Globally, individuals, organizations, businesses and governments aim to achieve these goals. These goals are crucial ...

Top 5 Packing Tips

Top 5 Packing Tips What can be more exciting than going on a holiday? Being able to experience new destinations, cultures and cuisines, taking a well-earned break and being able to relax. However, one of the least exciting parts of any holiday is packing. Most of us leave packing to the last minute, and more often than not, we accidentally leave out some key items, or our suitcase ends up ...

Benefits of Volunteering and International Internships

Benefits of Volunteering and International Internships Volunteering abroad has a strong positive impact on local communities. Every day thousands of people volunteer their time to help others and to make someone else’s life better. But did you know that helping others can have a positive effect on a volunteer’s life just as much? If you have ever considered volunteering internationally, either as a professional sharing your skills and knowledge, or ...

10 Travel Tips for South East Asia

10 Travel Tips for South East Asia When traveling to southeast Asia, there are a few tips that you should know, that will help you prepare and ensure a smoother journey: 1. Always have USD – If you ever run out of the local currency, USD is likely to be accepted. Most borders require that you pay for your entry visa in USD as well. Get some in your home country ...

How Access to a Toilet Can Change a Person’s Life

How can access to a toilet change a person’s life? Just imagine that you are 14, you recently began menstruating, and your body is beginning to change. How you, and others around you, deal with this can have a critical impact not only on your self-esteem but on your health, social and economic outcomes. In the developing world, the topic of sanitation, menstruation and hygiene are often taboo subjects. It ...

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