Volunteer Blog - Progressio ICS volunteers share news, views and experiences

At the first drug prevention fair that we ran at a school in Catacamas, national volunteer Emilia asked the children, aged between 5 and 10, to draw pictures of any drugs and alcohol that they know....
Progressio, 2 March 2015
Rhiannon Clapham travelled to El Salvador in July 2014 for her International Citizen Service with Progressio. Here, she shares the story of the inspirational lady who hosted her.  The rural...
Progressio, 2 March 2015
As we approached the half way mark this week, I took the time to reflect on my journey so far with regards to my own personal experiences and also the work we have all been doing as Team Catacamas....
Progressio, 26 February 2015
I arrived well in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday 8 February together with other in-country ICS volunteers from Botswana, Zambia, Togo, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania,...
Progressio, 26 February 2015
Giulia’s diary, 14 January 2015 Where to begin? Basically I have just realised how much of a challenge this will be. So today we arrived in Santa Marta and I am currently in what’s going to be mine...
Progressio, 26 February 2015
Since the off, 14 February has been a date pencilled into our diary. For Salomon, the leader of the national volunteers, had invited us to join the celebrations within 10 minutes of our first bus...
Progressio, 25 February 2015
During week four we planned to visit secondary schools to carry out several awareness campaigns. We decided to base them on the theme of Valentine’s Day. The idea was that we could talk about peer...
Progressio, 25 February 2015
When l look back, it’s difficult to believe that we are almost at our mid-term mark. Time has gone by so fast and it only feels like yesterday that we began our volunteer journey. There is nothing...
Progressio, 25 February 2015
Saturday 17 January, 2.00pm: After months of anticipation, excitement and intrigue, I arrived in Zimbabwe with nine other ICS volunteers from the UK. We were greeted at Harare airport by our team...
Progressio, 24 February 2015
On 14 January the President of Malawi, Prof. Arthur Peter Munthalika, declared that 15 out of the country’s 28 Districts were registered disaster zones, due to extreme weather conditions causing...
Progressio, 24 February 2015