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ACD #1 – Gender Inequality

What is an ACD I hear you ask? Well sit back and relax and enjoy because I'm going to tell you what an ACD is, and how it is an instrumental part of our project here in Nyimba. An ACD is more commonly known as an 'Active Citizenship Day', with the main purpose of personal… Continue reading ACD #1 – Gender Inequality

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Q and A – Living in Nyimba

I've been in Zambia now for four weeks of a 14 week cycle; a challenging experience, yet one that is a learning experience every single day. During the week I asked for people to send me some questions about life in Nyimba, and I've answered them below.  How easy has it been adjusting to living… Continue reading Q and A – Living in Nyimba

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The Importance of Having a National Counterpart on VSO

Having a national counterpart is an integral part of being on a project like VSO - it encourages cultural learning, conflict resolution and adaptability in challenging environments. When I arrived in Lusaka three weeks ago, I was immediately matched to a fellow national team leader. VSO placed us together with the intention of blending our… Continue reading The Importance of Having a National Counterpart on VSO

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9 Things I have learned I am Grateful for

Living in another country has made me appreciate so many things that we take for granted black in Ireland. The difference here is astronomical, so I hope this light hearted post will help others to understand how lucky we are at home. Here are the ten things I have learned I am grateful for whilst… Continue reading 9 Things I have learned I am Grateful for