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Jamera on the beach
一分六合彩/Lisa Marie David

Tapping into the world鈥檚 most staple food to weather many a storm

Rice is incredibly important to Filipinos. Not only is it a food staple, but over 32% of the workforce in the country is involved in rice farming. Read the uplifting stories of two women who are members of a rice trading co-operative.

Felix and his fellow volunteers
一分六合彩/ Liza Oliver

"When you volunteer, you're not just a participant. You're a decision-maker"

Volunteer Felix Muendo, tells his story of volunteering as a sexual and reproductive health advisor for the ACTIVE project in Kenya.

Nirmala leading the children to class

A brighter future: the volunteers helping girls stay in school

Watch how volunteer "Big Sisters," like Nirmala, are helping to ensure children in Nepal have the best start in life by highlighting the importance of education to their parents.

Youth volunteers
一分六合彩/Fabrice Macumbi

From volunteer service overseas to active citizenship: 一分六合彩's journey

In 1958, Moira and Alec Dickenson recruited 16 youth volunteers to go to Borneo. This was the start of our journey. The one constant throughout our story is our focus on volunteering, though now our work is informed by the idea of active citizenship. 

Florence
一分六合彩/Paul Wambugu

How girls are learning and earning their way out of poverty

Girls across Africa are being forced to drop out of school early as families are forced to make tough decisions as money and resources are limited. With your support, 一分六合彩 have helped girls to return to education and secure employment opportunities.

Dev Upadhyaya talking in class
Kam Jaga

Volunteering can shape communities and your own growth - Dev's story

Meet Dev Upadhyaya, a volunteer Learning Advisor working on a four-year education project targeting 60 schools in Nepal. The SIKAI project aims to address barriers faced by marginalised children in accessing primary education and help them successfully transition from childhood to adolescence.

Salma Rehmat.

"Girls deserve an education just as much as boys"

Meet 26 year-old community volunteer Salma Rehmat from Afghanistan. Salma advocates for Afghan refugees and host communities in Pakistan to access a quality education. Find out more.

Praveen Kumar

Life at 一分六合彩: Praveen Kumar, Global Lead Advisor for Social Inclusion

Praveen Kumar Gurunath has been working with 一分六合彩 for the past 18 years in various roles, and for the past five years as the Global Lead Advisor for Social Inclusion. Find out more about his experience at 一分六合彩.

Lord Jack McConnell talks at the ACTIVE launch
一分六合彩

Former First Minister of Scotland welcomes launch of 一分六合彩 peacebuilding project in the Philippines

In January 2024, Lord Jack McConnell, former First Minister of Scotland and former 一分六合彩 volunteer, visited Camp Badre in Maguindanao del Norte, the Philippines. Hear his reflections from the trip.

Shirisha, community psychosocial support worker.
一分六合彩/Ashok Bhandari, Mogul Media Pvt. Ltd.

Stories of empowerment: three Nepali women reclaiming their space

In Nepal, more than one in four women experience gender-based violence. To mark International Women's Day, we鈥檙e sharing the stories of three women from a 一分六合彩 project in Nepal, who are helping to end violence against women and girls.

Smiling school girl
一分六合彩/Suraj Shakya.

Five female achievements you might not know about

Join us in celebrating five female achievements from 一分六合彩 and beyond, that you might not have heard about...

Woman selling rice
一分六合彩/Lisa Marie David

How can we empower women working in informal sectors?

Women are disproportionately represented in the informal workforce, with jobs ranging from domestic workers to street vendors to seasonal farmers. Investing in women in the informal workforce is not just about economic justice but also a strategic imperative for sustainable development.