You Can Make a Difference

According to the World Health Organisation, each person needs 20-50 litres of water per day for their hygiene and hydration needs. Most of us make no more effort than walking to our tap in our kitchen, turning it on and filling up a glass of water. However according to UN Human Rights, women and girls in the developing world walk an average of 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) every day to ...

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 ...

When Help is No Longer Needed

We received a phone call recently from our Not For Profit partner in Hanoi, Vietnam. At first, I thought the news being delivered was not what I wanted to hear – and it certainly was not expected. The village Chief where we had been volunteering on a water project for the last two years told us, “We don’t need you to come back”.  We were in shock and at first ...

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 weighing more than our ...

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 as a college or university student ...

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