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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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Remember – e-volunteer programme – still a 50% reduction!

Remember – e-volunteer programme – still a 50% reduction!

It’s fantastic that our volunteers can travel again but this doesn’t suit everyone. We set up our e-volunteering programme during COVID – supporting our programmes without travelling. This can be done in the Gambia, Cambodia and Morocco. We can match a range of volunteer skills to local needs for online volunteering, exactly as for volunteering in-country. Watch this short video to hear how Linda used her business and finance skills to support women from No Woman Left Behind, a women’s…

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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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What an impact our e-volunteer programme is having in Morocco!

What an impact our e-volunteer programme is having in Morocco!

Anyone wanting evidence of the importance of this programme had only to attend our online social a few weeks ago.  Since 2020 volunteers have been working online with house-mothers and girls at the Education for All boarding houses to build their confidence and fluency in spoken English. Latifa, the house-mother due to participate in the social, had to drop out on the morning of the event and Khadija, house-mother of Dar Asni 3, stepped in at a moment’s notice.  To…

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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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New micro enterprise volunteer opportunities in Cambodia

New micro enterprise volunteer opportunities in Cambodia

When I visited Treak in 2019 Salin (Treak Director) was planning to launch a social enterprise – COVID struck and her plans had to be shelved. As life to returns to a new normal Salin is working hard to make her dream a reality. It was such a pleasure to spend time with her in October as she planned the launch and we worked together to identify her goals and how volunteers might help. Treak Creations in a new social…

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“We want to stop the exploitation of other women and girls”

“We want to stop the exploitation of other women and girls”

Can you help mentor a self-help women’s group? We are looking for volunteers who can work with previously exploited young women. Resilience – confidence – assertiveness – mindfulness – creative and critical thinking- decision making and problem solving – these life skills are just as important as hard business skills. No Woman Left Behind (NWLB) grew out of a cookery training course run by our partners ITTOG – started to support previously exploited young women in the Gambia – they…

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Our virtual socials are very popular- September 24th will be the next one!

Our virtual socials are very popular- September 24th will be the next one!

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday 24th September10.30am -12.30pm (GMT) Please RSVP to book your place  dianne@travel-peopleandplaces.co.uk What – people and places virtual volunteer meeting – an opportunity to meet previous volunteers and local project leaders – to get the latest news if you are a previous volunteer – or if you are thinking about volunteering to learn more about us and the way we work – with no strings attached! Why – volunteers past and present have told us these meetings are important to them – to…

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people and places are recognised as “movers and shakers” 

people and places are recognised as “movers and shakers” 

Early in April our South African partners, Good Work Foundation picked up our latest award for us. Thanks Gemma and Fumani for representing us and all our other African partners! We’ve just won GOLD at the WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards These awards “ champion the very best work in Responsible Tourism on the African continent. …. – sustainability champions, changemakers, movers and shakers – who continue to make a positive impact and lead by example.“ We won the award for…

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Women’s Empowerment and Adult Education in The Gambia

Women’s Empowerment and Adult Education in The Gambia

I have just returned from three weeks in The Gambia…to catch up on the adult education and business projects we support and to learn more about the new women’s empowerment programme we are working with – No Woman Left Behind. I’m not going to write about how tough it’s been in the past couple of years in The Gambia – that’s true for most of us and certainly everywhere we work. Nor am I going to write much about the…

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