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War Child in Lebanon

The music danced around the room; the children’s feet bouncing to its beat. Everyone’s arms were in the air except for one little girl’s. She stood motionless as though she was unaware of the music and frivolity which was happening around her. She seemed lost and detached from the experience. In normal circumstances you could… Continue Reading…

Santa Marta Favela, Rio de Janeiro

As the ground moves further and further away, the Christ Redeemer statues appears in all its towering glory, the bay comes into view and the blue of the Atlantic ocean glistens in the distance. I travel higher listening to the sound of people conversing in a language I can barely comprehend, passing colourful, shanty buildings… Continue Reading…

Colombia’s Orphans – The Emiliani Project

“My name is Gilbert,” he said in an impressive English. “I’m on a bag of coffee.” His face beamed as he said the last sentence and I reached out my hand to shake his. “Well, pleased to meet you Gilbert, “ I replied, honoured to be in this kid’s presence. “Your English is amazing,” I… Continue Reading…

Dharavi

‘Be aware that everyone will stare at you. Don’t take any pictures and keep your head low for any hanging cables. The passageways may be narrow and the stench may be not what you’re used to so remember this is their home.’ ‘Right’ I said preparing myself for my trip into Dharavi, the second largest… Continue Reading…