Volunteer Stories: Volunteering With My Granddaughter in Kenya

Frontier | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

I choose to volunteer as I love to see different ways of life which you can't do at a holiday resort. I wanted to take my granddaughter to give her life experience and for her to see how hard life can be in poorer countries. I think she understands more now how lucky she is not to want for anything, even food.

My Top Campaigns of 2013

Nadeem Javaid | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Nadeem Javaid

2013 has been a great year for activism. Throughout the world people power has been rising up and inspiring change; from mass protests in Brazil to challenge rising bus fares, to a little old mosque in York which challenged perceptions by serving tea and custard creams to members of the EDL...

Be Inspired: International Volunteer Day 2013

Frontier | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK

Established by the United Nations (UN) in 1985, the day is a celebration of volunteering on a global scale. The focus for IVD 2013 is to highlight the contribution of youth volunteers working towards global peace and sustainable development. It is the recognition that young people can act as agents of change within communities.

Let's Talk About Content

Carlos Miranda | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK
Carlos Miranda

While there is no secret formula to creating engaging social media content, the best examples of content have two things in common: the content is original and it has been distributed in the right way to the right people.

Volunteer Stories: India NGO Journalism Internship

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Coming to India? Bring your moustache. Yep, the 'mo' is a rite of passage here, with the mo'less representing a clear minority. The moustache brigade is waiting for me everywhere I turn. If you've ever felt the need to stretch your furry whisker potential, now is the time.

About What Peter Buffett Said on Philanthropy, ROI and Understanding

Bettina Gronblom | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK
Bettina Gronblom

With global economic uncertainty still with us, and sovereign states struggling and cutting back on their spending, expectations of philanthropists, charities and aid agencies are immense. We are trying to practise cost cutting and to find new ways of helping because we are frustrated with the old ways.

Time to Get a Real Job? How Does Professional Status Create a Platform to Target the Poorest?

Richard Moran | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK
Richard Moran

Having spent three years working for a small charity, running a support and signposting service for young people, I decided the time was right to move on. During my final week, one of our volunteers approached and asked (very sweetly and with the best of intentions) "So, is it time to get a real job then?".

Top Tips for Giving Effectively This Christmas

Dan Corry | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK
Dan Corry

Giving to a good cause may sound simple but with over 160,000 charities registered in the UK alone it can be hard to know where best to send your money and to be confident of its impact.

The Shoe Seller

Dan Griffin | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK
Dan Griffin

David Njenga is sitting at home--a dank, claustrophobic room in Rongai--with his wife and two young children. Perhaps ironically for a man whose legs ...

Rongai Park Casino

Dan Griffin | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK
Dan Griffin

The people of Rongai need their diversions. The monotony of the fields, the doldrums of village life every so often require some recreational respite. And that is just what Rongai Park Casino has to offer.

A Lost Home

Dan Griffin | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK
Dan Griffin

The dried mud walls of Talai Kosgei's home are a common feature around Legetio. Bricks and stones are expensive and in short supply, so many farmers rely on the soil to construct their kitchens, if not their main houses.

Daniel Kihuga and the Mountain Fish

Dan Griffin | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK
Dan Griffin

At 72 years old, Daniel Kihuga's dreams about fish are finally coming true.

The Road to A Village In Africa

Dan Griffin | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK
Dan Griffin

The main highway through the heart of Kenya is crowded with trucks and boda bodas (bicycle taxis), a winding paved road that stretches from Mumbasa on the coast, west through the Rift Valley, and eventually across the border into Uganda.