After graduating from a temple school in Luang Prabang, novice monk, Valee Xiong, didn’t know where life would take him. What he knew for sure was that he didn’t want to commit to full monastic life, but finding a job to support himself, food, running water and...
Getting away from the icy waters of the Arctic and into the warm waters of the tropics was all Steve Gwenin, a young marine biologist, wanted. One online search opened the door to unique destinations he could never have imagined. What he found along the way was not...
The Importance of Local Involvement and Leadership in Sustainable Women’s Empowerment Programs Leyla Isin-Xiong, who manages all our programs throughout Laos, discusses the gender equality issues faced by women in the country and how she spearheaded a menstrual health...
The magnificent continent of Africa is home to over 50 countries and innumerable diverse cultures speaking more than a thousand and a half distinct languages. Known as the ‘Cradle of Humankind’, many believe the secret of human origin lies hidden beneath its soils....
Magical is an understatement when describing the beauty of the Kingdom of Cambodia. You’ll never believe how truly magnificent this south-east Asian gem can be unless you visit it yourself! Here, this is everything you need to know before you go. If you would like to...
DAY 1 at Caqalai Let’s start with the good. The island and the landscape are beautiful. You can walk around the whole thing in ten minutes. I cannot wait to get in the water it is so blue and clear. We stopped at a small island about five minutes from Caqalai before...
Day 1 - Monday 13.11.17 6:00am. Alarm clock. This will be my first hike. So I put an early alarm clock. Early! The only “buzzer” around here are the circa 100 roosters around here. But I put an early alarm. Want to be top-ready for the first hike. I take time to check...
1) Where Is Ghana? Talk to most people about Ghana and they’re likely to ask ‘Where’s that?’ Ghana is pretty much right at the centre of the world, being both incredibly close to the equator and on the line representing 0° longitude. On a world map you’ll find it on...
If you're in high school today, chances are you're way more clued up about global issues than any previous generation. Even more impressive, you've probably already contributed to projects in support of causes you truly care about. For you, it's not simply about...
Are you fed up with the way the state of the world is often bemoaned while no one actually seems to do something about it? News bullets abound with shocking statistics concerning the high prevalence of gender violence or the many persons throughout the world who still...
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