Inspiration

admin ajax min1 Saying Goodbye   Ella Smyth reflecting on her time with Volunteers Peru

Saying ‘Goodbye’ – Ella Smyth reflecting on her time with ‘Volunteers Peru’

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Packing your bags and saying ‘Goodbye’ is never easy. It makes you think about the time you spent in a place, the things you did, the people you shared your time and life with. If it is our actions that define who we are, we are reminiscing our memories, pondering questions about the past. Having her eyes set on the future, Ella shares some of these thoughts today.

IMG 8249 min The conflicts of sexism and gender

The conflicts of sexism and gender

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Sexism is a big problem all over the world. Following international women’s day in March, at Volunteers Peru they have been thinking about gender relations and how they affect women and girls in Peru. What does Sexism mean exactly and what can we do about it?

Bild min3 I Left Everything Behind to Live a More Purposeful Life

I Left Everything Behind to Live a More Purposeful Life

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Neil Christiansen left everything behind because he wanted to live a more purposeful life. He had the idea to start a non-profit in which he could exercise creative control from start to finish. Read about his interesting story and how much he gets back from his great adventure called “Give and Surf”.

brad41 min min The Importance of Education as a Development Tool

The Importance of Education as a Development Tool

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Education is our main focus as it is a key to lifting people out of poverty. Education gives people in poverty the skills to not only earn money but also improve their basic daily knowledge. It is a sustainable tool that does not only help someone for one day but rather a lifetime and can be passed down to generations.

3 min Everyday Problems of a Volunteer

Everyday Problems of a Volunteer

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As a volunteer in Leon, Nicaragua, Robyn shares the ups and downs of her daily life. Braving sickness and doubts, she paints a very clear picture of the hardships, but also the great aspects of volunteering in a foreign land.