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Walk a mile in the other person’s shoes

When I was about 5 years old my aunt took me to visit her step sister at Christmas time. It was a couple of years after the Second World War had ended. Food, money and goods of all kinds were ...

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The 4 Most Inspirational Michael Jackson Songs

Michael Jackson, as a person, divided the world. As a musician, his aim was to unite the world as one. Love him or hate him, much of his music was, and remains today, some of the most inspirational music and lyrics ...

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Why I’m Donating Every Month

For a long time I’ve wanted to work towards giving away half my income to those who need it more than I do. The philosopher Peter Singer has had a big role in this goal, especially his book ‘The Life ...

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Precious Time

by Victoria Garside My Mother recently stumbled across some of my writing from around 8 or 10 years ago, which I thought I would share with you all. I wrote it once upon a time after a train journey that ...

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Diary of a VSO Youth Volunteer: More from Kenya

Where to begin… quite a lot has happened since my last update. We teamed up with Kenya Red Cross and spent a day distributing TOMS shoes to local schools around Malindi. The day itself was quite manic because there were ...

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Refugee Week: Between the Devil & the deep blue sea

In the aftermath of the new Australian policy on refugees, an Amnesty International local action group in Mount Druitt staged a movie screening in their local library to raise awareness of the long and dangerous journey a refugee endures to ...

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Diary of a VSO Youth Volunteer: Update from Kenya

Jambo! I flew into Mombasa on Thursday the 11th July along with eight other UK volunteers from around the country. When we arrived, the Kenyan volunteers gave us as warm welcome. We spent a couple of days in Mombasa doing ...

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Don’t tell the bride; don’t ask the bride.

This month I got married! The journey to our big day seemed so long although it was only 9 months. The anticipation was a wonderful thing. The emotion we experienced on our wedding day was like no other. In all ...

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