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Volunteer Stories

“Nothing is permanent – Everything is subject to change”

My journey started in 2007 with a bowl of Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) at a food court in George Street, Sydney, very close to my then workplace at the New South Wales Ombudsman’s Office. The people who operated the small shop over time became firm friends of mine and eventually words turned to an Orphanage in their home city of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).....

WFP stories part 1: How I Became An International Aid Worker: Suvrat Bafna

Ever wondered who is responsible for making sure World Food Program’s food is full of the right nutrients? Daily undernourishment is a less visible form of hunger but it affects many more people than we often realise. Suvrat Bafna tells us about life as a WFP food technologist in Ethiopia, where he is tackling malnutrition, one food type at a time…

Cows in school

... Yes, I did say Cows in School

I'm no cow expert. I can tell the difference between a cow and, say, a horse, but when it comes to a cow and another cow I haven't got a clue.

To me cows produce milk, moo, occasionally jump over the moon and that's about it. Although even if I were an expert I doubt I'd be able to give a rational explanation for the behaviour of the Sri Lankan cow. Although even if I were an expert I doubt I'd be able to give a rational explanation for the behaviour of the Sri Lankan cow.

Health/Education News

Citizen driven program helping reforest Sri Lanka

Citizen driven program helping reforest Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka being a tropical island located in the Indian Ocean, has been home to a varied number of animals and plants for millions of years. In fact Sri Lanka is a bio-diversity hotspot. But, over the past 200 years...

Conservation News

Conservation leads to rural community development

Conservation leads to rural community development

A two year rural development and joint conservation pilot scheme, in Camdeboo, Mountain Zebra and the West Coast National Park, South Africa, have seen major potential benefits for rural communities as well as continued gains for conservation.

Community/Construction News

Mangroves put down their roots

Mangroves put down their roots

Over the past 30 years, half of the worlds’ mangrove population has been eradicated, but a combined mangrove rehabilitation project across Asia is helping to restore lost populations.