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
As I have now completed the first training day for the GlobalGiving Evaluation Programme, let me tell you a little bit more about what I will actually be doing this summer! This will be an introduction to the beginning of my second journey! Moving to London was a big step, but I will be going somewhere … Continue reading A bit further afield than London…
I'll be honest. When I first ticked that box on UCAS for the four year (Sandwich) degree option, I was certain it was the right decision to make at the time. The year abroad option was actually what appealed to me most about International Development Studies at the University of Portsmouth, something that not many … Continue reading Should you do a placement year?
Now that I have been in London since September, I feel that I have experienced enough of the tubes to make a post about them. I am far off being able to classify myself as a Londoner, yet I am past the point of tourist. I am still hopelessly clueless if I am not on my … Continue reading 10 truths about taking the tubes
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