Coronavirus Update

September 2021 Coronavirus Update for Volunteers. As countries around the globe begin re-opening their borders for international travel, we are more eager than ever to welcome back our volunteers and interns. However, the health and safety of our volunteers and team members are our highest priority. We fully appreciate the complications and concerns that remain […]

The Five Freedoms

What is Animal Welfare? Animal Welfare has long been discussed, defended and championed by animal lovers worldwide, but – aside from referring to the “well-being” of a non-human animal – what does it actually mean? The key ideas behind animal welfare are: The right of an animal under the care of a human, to have […]

Bridging the Education Gap

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone, all over the world. But as with so many things, it has hit those already at a social disadvantage much harder than the well-off. In April and May, we made the most of easing Covid-19 restrictions to check in with the rural communities around […]

Development, COVID and Tourism in Siem Reap

COVID’s Effects on Siem Reap NGO Assistant Intern, Ruri, share his insights into how the global pandemic has effected the once lively Siem Reap: “It is difficult through words alone to capture the intensity of Siem Reap’s ‘Pub Street’ in its pre-pandemic heyday. A vibrant mass of packed restaurants, bars and clubs flank a street […]

Proving Access to Books For Children in Cambodia & Peru

Lack of access to libraries in developing countries We often take for granted the idea that libraries always existed and could be found anywhere throughout the world. However, for some countries, libraries are rarely accessible for most of the population or they don’t exist at all. This is a common problem for many children living […]

Travel in a Post Pandemic World

What will travel look like? 2020 has gone pretty differently to how anyone could have predicted. In particular, COVID-19 has worked its way around the globe, leaving very few places unaffected. It’s hard to predict exactly what travel after the pandemic will look like, but we can make some educated assumptions. Travelling abroad will be […]

Wildlife Trafficking in Asia

Wildlife Trade Issues in Asia Wildlife trafficking in Asia is rampant! Several Southeast Asian countries are acting as supplier, consumer and general import-export hubs for illegal wildlife trade. Criminal networks are at the heart of the illegal wildlife trade using weak borders and the internet to expand their reach. While this problem has existed in […]

Empowering Women in Peru

Helping Rural Women Gain Control in their Lives In rural Peru it is still common for women to have little control in the home or a say in family decisions. We are aiming to empower women in rural Peru by helping them start their own businesses so they can earn their own income and gain […]

Providing Clean Water in Cambodia to Rural Villages

Giving rural villages access to clean water! The limited access to clean water is one of the biggest issues facing people in Cambodia, causing thousands of deaths per year. Providing clean water to Cambodian villages is of the utmost importance. Access to clean, safe drinking water is a fundamental human right! However, nearly 50% of […]

Wildlife Trafficking in Laos

Battling illegal wildlife trafficking in Laos  Laos is a spectacular country in South East Asia, bordered by China, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. The country is popular for its beautiful nature with rugged mountains, the Mekong River and large stretches of forest. The country is also home to a wide variety of wildlife including many […]