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Talent, awareness raising and testing show in Nkhota-koa, Malawi
Youth simply do not want to be associated with the stigma of HIV. We quickly realised after arriving in Nkhotakota, why our organisation had put such emphasis on trying to involve more youth in its...
Progressio, 16 April 2014
A women's football team in Belén, Honduras
My name is Kenia Belinda Meza and I live in San Nicolás, Intibuca. It all started suddenly when I and my team were invited, for the first time, to participate in a women’s football tournament in the...
Progressio, 25 March 2014
Sunset over Lake Malawi
Hello again from boiling hot Nkhotakota! It’s been a busy few weeks here and the team has been working hard to try and make the most of the placement as time continues to fly by. Following on from...
Progressio, 21 March 2014
Women presenting to the group in Chiligatoro
To define development is virtually impossible because the notion itself umbrellas such diverse concepts. The work our team are doing with local organisatio Jóvenes Liderando Cambios (JLC) and...
Progressio, 21 March 2014
Workshop in El Salvador
Since signing the peace agreements in 1992, after a brutal civil war, the population of El Salvador has become divided in terms of their political stances. This is closely related to their personal...
Progressio, 18 March 2014
Gender awareness mural
In much of the world gender inequality prevails, and Nicaragua is no exception. Round the clock, daytime soap operas play out on my host family’s snowy 10 inch television screen, and of the snippets...
Progressio, 14 March 2014
Volunteers working on hillside farm in Honduras
The predicted consequences of climate change are already becoming a reality in Honduras. ‘La Roya’, a devastating coffee disease, heightened by climate change, is a very real example of the impact...
Progressio, 14 March 2014
We’ve just started to settle into our English classes with the local community. We hold the classes, which we deliver twice a week, in the offices of our partner organisation COMUCAP and they’re open...
Progressio, 7 March 2014
I’m going to begin this by introducing myself and giving a couple of personal details because I think it’s nice to know whose words you are reading. My name is George Green and I’m a 21 year old...
Progressio, 4 March 2014
In the UK, Valentine’s Day is for many, a blatant commercialistic, moneymaking endeavour, aimed at making romantic couples feel obligated to buy each other gifts. Some British singletons even dread...
Progressio, 27 February 2014