Sisters Helping a Sister Our last project visit was in Gulu in the North of Uganda. Gulu is an interesting place, a-wash with International Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) left right and centre as a result of the recent war and displacement. We were visiting a local organisation called Volunteer Action Network (Vac-Net) , a women’s empowerment organisation … Continue reading Sisterhood: Sisters Helping a Sister
At some point, I'm sure that you have taken part in a spelling competition of some capacity. The spelling bee competition is a concept that originated in the United States, usually done in schools, with those taking part being asked to individually spell a broad set of words. Enjuba Spelling Bee introduced the concept of the spelling … Continue reading Words Change The World
Myself and another volunteer will be visiting organisations based in Uganda this summer that are partnered with GlobalGiving as part of the Evaluation Programme. GlobalGiving is the first and largest crowdfunding platform that connects non-profits, companies and donors. GlobalGiving itself is also a charity that provides partner organisations who are members on the platform with access … Continue reading Building Global Partnerships – Uganda
I have just completed the second training weekend with GlobalGiving for the Evaluation Programme. This summer I will be travelling to Uganda to visit small charities that are partnered with GlobalGiving to provide an evaluation of their organisation and offer in-person practical support. Myself and the other volunteers receive 5 days of extensive training in … Continue reading What makes a great NGO?
So far, this month has been all about improving my presentation skills! Presentations are something that many of us do not enjoy. It is something that from the beginning of my university course I was determined to combat. When I say combat, I mean the realistic goal is to not go tomato face. It is … Continue reading Tomato face
A couple of weeks ago I attended an event about tech and the modern refugee hosted by The General Assembly and International Rescue Committee (IRC). I did not have a ticket in advance as they had sold out, so I turned up hoping for the best. Luckily, after walking round in circles around Liverpool Street … Continue reading Don’t be scared of negative feedback
On Monday 10th I went to my first discussion panel event with the CEO, Eleanor. The discussion, 'Tech, Society and Politics' was organised by PS21, a global think tank. The event was held in an apartment opposite the Tate Modern. There was a variety of extremely interesting people from within the third sector and beyond. … Continue reading On the other side of the table
Note to self. Never take a giant suitcase across London on the tubes again. What seems like ages ago now, Monday 12th September I set off from my little Somerset village to start my Internship with GlobalGiving UK in London, and who knew it would take me nearly 5 hours. To begin with, the journey … Continue reading Starting my internship in central London