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Women’s empowerment in The Gambia

Women’s empowerment in The Gambia

I spent a couple of weeks with Fatou and the No Woman Left Behind team in March Fatou and the team are steadily building their business – they have enough income to pay for a full time cook in the kitchen – a cleaner and a shop assistant – 3 incomes for NWLB members! They are also paying for all their utilities! The kitchen is smart, clean and professional and complies with local health and safety regulations Cook Rose working…

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Our partners in Madagascar publish their 10 year plan

Our partners in Madagascar publish their 10 year plan

Working together to build community and environmental resilience in southeast Madagascar “Our RESPONSE initiatives will address immediate emergency needs of communities in the face of natural disasters, climate change impacts, pandemics and localised crises.Our RECOVERY initiatives will support communities transition to more stable periods where the priority returns to increasing access to water, health services, education, food and livelihoodopportunities.Our RESILIENCE initiatives will ensure communities can withstand future shocks and sustain improved social and environmental outcomes. The focus is on strengthening…

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Peru – CREES research and bridging community and conservation models

Peru – CREES research and bridging community and conservation models

Our partner in Peru is The Crees Foundation For Manu  – a non-profit organisation committed to the conservation of the Amazon. Here are some upates from them Searching for amphibians and reptiles from M Sc Joseph Oakley – Research Coordinator This month ( April) at the MLC we have dedicated a lot of effort into two of our long-term surveys – Visual Encounter Surveys (VES) and pitfall traps. Both of these methods focus on herpetofauna, commonly known as amphibians and…

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Women’s Empowerment-The Gambia WOW!

Women’s Empowerment-The Gambia WOW!

an update by Sallie I have know Adama for just over 20 years – and every step of the way he has kept me on my toes. Adama is a visionary – our role at people and places is to support him convert his vision to reality. Our support for the Womens Empowerment programme started with education support for the cookery course for previously exploited women at the Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia and mentoring and capacity…

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We are great believers in kindness

We are great believers in kindness

“The quality of being generous,helpful and caring about other people” Here at people and places – kindness is really important to us……. …..and so we are thrilled to be working with an organisation who’s very core value is kindness. Kindness Adventures (an American not for profit) approached us earlier this year to explore the idea of working with us in Morocco – we spent time learning about each other (what corporates would probably call due diligence) – working together, led…

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Moroccan earthquake – Education for All – what we know and how you can help

Moroccan earthquake – Education for All – what we know and how you can help

Just 24 hours later and the girls would have been safe in the EfA houses (the Education programme we work with in the Atlas mountains in Morocco.) some of the EfA girls in happier times The new school term was due to start on Monday 11th September – the house mothers were all at the houses to prepare them to welcome the students in their care for a new term. So the good news is that all the house mothers…

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“Reassuring, informative…part of a special club” – good reasons to come to our next volunteer meeting

“Reassuring, informative…part of a special club” – good reasons to come to our next volunteer meeting

Our November social is filling up – if you would like to come please let us know ASAP “I just wanted to drop you a line to thankyou for arranging the volunteer on line meetings. The first meeting I attended was before I volunteered with you and I found it so reassuring to be able to hear from previous volunteers and local partners before I travelled. A few months after my return I attended another meeting and it was great…

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Sallie volunteers for three weeks with our adult education and women’s empowerment programmes

Sallie volunteers for three weeks with our adult education and women’s empowerment programmes

I love my volunteer work for people and places – it is so rewarding to see the progress the programmes we work with make through working with our volunteers. BUT I love to volunteer directly with the projects too – time constraints mean I can’t do it as often as I’d wish but I managed to find three weeks earlier this year to work with the adult education and women’s empowerment projects we work with in The Gambia. My skills…

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Women’s empowerment volunteer programme off to a great start

Women’s empowerment volunteer programme off to a great start

Earlier this year I wrote about the women’s empowerment programme we are working with in The Gambia Click on the image above to read my previous post The association has come so far in the last 6 months – here’s an update And hot off the press and very exciting – funding for the second year of the course to cover simple business skills is now guaranteed for 2023 (the funders withdrew this money in 2022 due to budget cuts)…

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e-volunteering – a 50% reduction in our fees!

e-volunteering – a 50% reduction in our fees!

We have reduced the people and places fee for e-volunteering from £200 to £100 – not just for you but for anyone you introduce to us. This discount will be available to all volunteers who confirm their e-volunteer placement with us before the end of April 2023. We are not reducing the money that you would pay to the projects – they desperately need the funds. We are discounting e-volunteering to make it even more accessible to all – and because…

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