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Witnessing the Impact of Climate Change in Rural India

Last year marked a significant year in the fight against climate change. In November and early December, world leaders and international delegates gathered in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. 1,150 more words

Student Blogs

Debunking 4 common arguments in favour of voluntourism

Originally published on WhyDev.org, in February 2015.

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a deluge of criticism of international volunteering (see here989 more words

International Development

International Volunteering: A Shift in Thinking

Originally published on the KickStart Ghana blog in September 2014.

As I sit here writing this blog (my third for KickStart Ghana), the world is facing a reality not ever experienced before. 3,181 more words

International Development

Volunteering abroad with children: A game of double standards

Originally posted on the KickStart Ghana blog, August 2014.

Let me ask you. How many times have you logged onto Facebook and been greeted with a… 2,507 more words

International Development

A Ghana Summer.

originally published on kickstartghana.org, 29th July 2014.

Standing on the veranda of the new volunteer house in Ho, I look out over lush green bush and the Adaklu Mountain which dominates the skyline. 1,557 more words

International Development

Inclusivity: A Necessary Ingredient for Social Change

Social Entrepreneur Corps leads innovative and dynamic impact immersion programs in Latin America. As the sister organization to the award-winning Community Enterprise (CE) Solutions, they work alongside local partners and University participants supporting the creation, growth and impact of social innovations focused on intelligently alleviating poverty. 1,566 more words

Social Entrepreneurship

Leaping Out Of Your Comfort Zone - Another Guest Post

This week, I present to you an essay written by Haley Barnhart. She volunteered with us for 2 weeks in June, 2014. At the time, she was a second year Social Work student, in Texas. 1,611 more words