Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Girls’ House

2. March, 2017

By Anel Makhanbetova The first working day had already ended, and we were having dinner while Mr Janaka, the head of the volunteer organisation here in Galle, was assigning the work for the next day. I was assigned to the Girls’ House with three other volunteers.  I had no idea what was expected of me. […]

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Sri Lanka

Conquering my fear of teaching

2. March, 2017

By Christopher James Downs The first time I heard about the opportunity to teach was at a briefing for the International Experience Project at AAU. It immediately grasped my interest, because my father and grandmother are teachers and they love the job so I thought I would like it too. However, that is when it struck […]

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Enjoy the summer of your life with Voluntair

13. June, 2016

The final exams are over! It is that time of the year for all our student friends, after an intense period of life working hard and focusing on studies it is not surprising there was no time to think about or plan a trip overseas. Some places will already be fully booked or unavailable….But don’t […]

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The Benefits of Volunteering

9. June, 2016

Volunteering is an exchange. A trade between the volunteer and a beneficiary organisation. A volunteer travels overseas and can donate their time, money and effort (or any combination thereof). This trade has many aspects that might not be obvious. A well-informed volunteer is better placed to identify and choose genuine, beneficial and rewarding projects.   […]

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One person can make a difference

19. May, 2016

    We like sharing amazing stories. Here is one of how a single person can make a huge difference. Captured in an award-winning short film, we learn the story of one Indian man that has been quietly planting trees in a barren wasteland for decades.  Fast forward to today and his forest is now bigger […]

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