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green gym camden

Green Gym The Conservation Volunteers

The Green Gym is a project which gets volunteers involved in outdoor conservation work.  I have been volunteering at the Camden branch of the Green Gym for over 18 months and it has had...
Street Photography in Nepal

Street Photography Nepal

An old man in the ancient city of Bhakatapur, Nepal stopped me in my tracks after I snapped a photograph of him. Misinterpreting his intentions, I handed over some rupees. It took me ten...
culture website

Costa Rica Lessons

Last summer, I embarked on a journey to Costa Rica through a student leadership program called World Challenge. With the many travel abroad programs offered nowadays, students may be having a hard time deciding...
Monster Shop Hoxton

Ministry of Stories & Monster Supplies Shop

In 2002 author Dave Eggers and educator Ninive Calegari set up 826 Valencia in San Francisco. The idea behind the non-profit was to utilise adult volunteers to help young students in the area. It...
Project Brazil – Fancy coaching football to disadvantaged kids?

Project Brazil – Coach Football in Brazil

Football Brazil. Love football, wanna share that passion by helping kids from some of the poorest areas in Brazil? The highly acclaimed Responsible Travel, who specialise in environmentally friendly travel, are looking for volunteers...
CGNet Swara

CGNet Swara – Making Media Democratic

Shubhranshu Choudhary is a man with vision. Of changes to mass communication, media and journalism, of news by the people and for the people, a shift to a more democratic news delivery and reception...
Voluntourism

The Pitfalls of Voluntourism

For many people the thought of volunteering and helping out disadvantaged children in another country adds a meaningful aspect to their travel experience. But what if volunteers at orphanages actually end up becoming part...
kalmyk people

Kalmyk – Creating A Shared Resource for the Endangered Culture

Almost four centuries ago, ancestors of the Kalmyk people trekked across central Asia to form a Buddhist nation on the edge of Europe. Today Kalmyk communities are scattered across Eurasia, with the largest group...
EMPOWER WOMEN PROJECT

Empowering Women Through Photography

Lensational is a social enterprise which aims to empower women in developing countries economically and emotionally through equipping them with digital cameras and photography training.  (Cover image Tsing Ma bridge by Asti Maria) The inspiration for...
Berklee Global Jazz Institute

Berklee Global Jazz Institute

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute in Boston was founded by Grammy-award winning jazz pianist, composer, professor and educator Danilo Pérez. Through a curriculum that includes world-music exploration from roots up, to arrangements and performances...