Volunteering with Children with Disability in Ukraine

Using Speech Pathology and Education skills to support children with disability in Ukraine. Heading into the unknown can be daunting and overwhelming for any volunteer. When you are going to the Ukraine to volunteer with children with significant disability these feelings can often be amplified, especially given the current political situation. However, after spending two weeks partnering with the beautiful clients and staff at Dzherelo Rehabilitation Centre in the city ...

Why Should I Pay to Volunteer Overseas?

Why should I pay to volunteer when I am already giving up my precious time and helping others for free? This is a question that we often hear. When you are researching volunteering, you may notice that some organisations charge a fee to volunteer, and that there can be huge difference in the fees charged. Usually the simple answer to this question about paying to volunteer, is that you pay ...

Developing Sustainable Solutions to Alleviate Poverty in Uganda: Calvin Kress’ story

Under-graduate students tackle key sustainability issues in local Ugandan communities with two basic Engineering designs. There are currently 24 million people living in Uganda who have limited access to a clean water supply.  This is scary when you consider the fact that Uganda has a total population of 45 million. It’s an odd concept for someone in a first world country to have to walk many kilometres each day to ...

The Amazing Technology Behind Speech Therapy Training in India

Everybody deserves to have a voice. It’s a basic human right that should be available to everyone regardless of their background or physical ability. It’s something we can take for granted without even a second thought. Unfortunately, there are a number of conditions that can arise, whether from birth or otherwise, that limit a person’s ability to speak. Some of these conditions, such as cerebral palsy, can also limit a ...

7 Innovative Travelling Items That Will Get You Excited About Packing

Packing is a notoriously frustrating affair and is often put off until the last minute (we’ve all done it), making it even more stressful. The choice on what to take and what not to take can leave you with a small case of choice paralysis. However, we’ve found some awesome little gadgets to take travelling that will make you look forward to that stressful affair. The HoverGlide A backpack that ...

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