Tag Archives: Local Projects

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…

Mano a Mano – Experiencing Life as a Street Vendor

Postres, brownies, alfajores, un sol, un sol, un sol,” I shout as I push a brightly coloured bike along a dusty road. I had been walking along the streets of Peru for over two hours, expertly manoeuvring our ‘shop’ for the day. A small French patisserie with home-baked produce that I had helped to prepare…. Continue Reading…