I was recently asked to make a small contribution to Child.org‘s excellent Charity Apprentice programme by writing an article about how to get in to the charity sector. This course teaches young people both how charities work and how to do effective charity work. Applications for the January 2017 intake are now open so if you’re interested […]Read More How to get in to the charity sector
It’s not easy living in a world with Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and the Daily Mail. Stick to those three and it would be easy to believe that life is getting worse every passing day and there is little hope for any of us. Look at the facts, however, and we’re told a different story. […]Read More Say it quietly, but things are getting better
Let me ask you. How many times have you logged onto Facebook and been greeted with a newly-updated profile picture of one of your friends, volunteer-smile intact, affectionately cuddling a small, rather grubby-looking child, from an unknown African nation? Once? Twice? Too many times to recall?Read More Volunteering with children: A game of double standards?
A fantastic infographic on the economic outlook for Africa from The Times business section.Read More Infographic: The economic outlook for Africa
From the excellent Africa at LSE blog.Read More Global wealth inequality – What you never knew you never knew
Interesting, persuasive and passionate talk made by Dan Pallotta about how society currently views charities and how that needs to change. Flagged up by Ben Sutcliffe.Read More Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong
“Akwaaba! Wezo! Amaraba!” are all greetings you will hear when travelling in Ghana (they all mean “welcome” if you are not fluent in Ghana’s 75 languages). Ghana isn’t normally near the top of the list of places to visit as a tourist but as the Brandt Travel Guide states, “As travel destinations go, Ghana is […]Read More Six must see sights in Ghana