“White saviour”, “poverty porn”, “reinforcing negative stereotypes” have been some of the phrases thrown at Ed Sheeran in recent weeks after he ‘won’ the 2017 Rusty Radiator award handed out by Radi-Aid. This annual award, along with the Golden Radiator, highlights the very worst and best fundraising videos in international development. The judges criticise videos […]Read More The two sides of Ed Sheeran’s development work
Rosie Coleman explains what she’s learnt from her travels and living in different part of Africa over the past year. Check out her previous blog on how travelling helped her with her career. I’ve now lived in Rwanda’s capital Kigali for 5 weeks and I’ve been working and travelling in Africa for nearly a year. […]Read More Guest post: Living in Africa; what’s it really like?
Rosie Coleman explains why she took time off to travel and how it helped her career. Make sure you check out the video about her first three weeks in southern Africa too. I’d never taken a gap year. My travels had been holidays rather than extended periods spent overseas. After graduating from LSE in 2013, […]Read More Guest post: How travelling helped me reflect on my career and decide what to do next
I written several blogs on must see sights in Ghana (part 1 & part 2) and even a blog with 23 photos showing why you should never visit Ghana. I like to try and challenge the stereotype that West Africa isn’t a tourist friendly place to visit and has as many captivating attractions as anywhere else […]Read More Ghana from above
23 photos to show why you should never, ever, visit Ghana. 1. The sunsets aren’t worth watching 2. The beaches are awful 3. The tourist attractions will make you yawn 4. The wildlife is the same as everywhere else 5. Live sport isn’t entertaining at all 6. The waterfalls are tiny 7. Everyone is always […]Read More 23 photos to show why you should never visit Ghana
This post was originally written by myself for the London School of Economics, who have full copyright. See the original post. At LSE we’re incredibly passionate about volunteering and the role that students play in changing the world for the better. Our most recent research shows that almost 50% of our undergraduates volunteer during their time […]Read More Universities have a duty to stop promoting orphanage volunteering
When invited to review Ashish Thakkar’s book, The Lion Awakes, I was also asked to do a Q&A with him about some of the topics that he explores in the book. Thank you to Ashish for taking the time to answer my questions so fully! How do you view the importance of aid versus trade (or […]Read More An interview with Ashish Thakkar