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Supporting Marine Conservation

My love for animal care and passion for their welfare motivated me to volunteer for the less well-known but extremely critical cause of marine conservation. I volunteered with Reefwatch, which serves as the marine conservation center in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India. Partnering with Reefwatch gave me a chance to learn about the […]

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Shedding Light on HIV: My Volunteer Week in Uganda

There is an abundant supply of sunshine in Africa; however, some things are kept in the dark. Although HIV is unfortunately not uncommon in Uganda, there is still a lack of knowledge and a lot of discrimination toward those who are HIV positive. Read More

My Children of Anarchy

Before going to Ubud-Bali, Indonesia, I was told that Balinese people are some of the nicest people in the world—and I discovered that it is completely true. Nobody there was without a smile, and everybody I encountered went above and beyond to be helpful and welcoming. Besides the people, the landscape also seemed to always smile at you. It is breathtakingly beautiful is the most subtle and sim

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Teaching Financial Literacy in Atlanta’s Inner City

The mission of Junior Achievement (JA) is, put simply, to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Founded in 1919, JA is a youth-serving NGO that provides children with a critical skill set through programs for financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and general work preparedness. As one of the group leaders put it: “We ask ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ an

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Improving Education in Kathmandu

“Just because you can’t do everything doesn’t mean you can’t do anything” So says Olga Murray, founder of the Nepal Youth Foundation, who I was fortunate to meet as part of my recent volunteer placement in Kathmandu. While there, my focus was, in a s

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Volunteering in Beautiful Ghana

Eager to give back, I chose to visit Ghana for a teaching programme in December 2016. Even though it started out with a 28-hour trip due to a delayed flight from London and a missed transit, it still turned out to be one of the most valuable trips in my life so far. Once I had finally landed and was struck by the lovely heat of Africa, I was warmly welcomed by Elvis, one of the volunteer organi

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Project Favela: A Week of Service in Rocinha

I spent a week working with an incredible group of volunteers at Project Favela, an early childhood education center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Project Favela operates an after-school program for the children of Rocinha, a favela just south of the city center. Because the state only funds half-day schooling, Project Favela offers classes for st

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