#nomakeupselfie: noble action for a worthy cause, or narcissistic crowd-pleasing

nose and mouth

As my Facebook feed starting filling up with #nomakeupselfies last week I waited for the inevitable. Like most women, it wasn’t long before I was nominated by one of my friends, and ever since I’ve been trying to analyse why Continue reading

Charity champions visit South Africa

Stroud High School

On 16 February five Year 9 students from Stroud High School in Gloucestershire will embark upon a trip of a lifetime to Durban, South Africa as the winners of the 2013 Giving Nation video competition. Working with Giving Nation’s charity partner, Continue reading


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Gemma 2

On Tuesday morning we set off for the rural village of Hosavidahundi arrving at 11 o’clock. We were greeted by the whole village and the team of Raleigh International Citizen Service (ICS) volunteers with garlands of flowers. Currently, there are 583 people living Continue reading

Learning about sustainability and buying saris!

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Sustainable water pump at NIE Crest

So its day 3 of our India trip,and we have done so much today!! For some reason we woke up at 4:30 to the sound of screaming cats and couldn’t get back to sleep! We had an amazing breakfast, which consisted Continue reading

Giving Nation go to India

QEGS - national

On Saturday 16 February, five students from Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ school in Barnet will embark on a trip of a lifetime: a week long expedition to India to witness the work of the charity Raleigh International. The girls, who won Continue reading