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Solidarity or Charity?

Solidarity or Charity?

On International Charity Day we ponder the differences between charity and solidarity. Charity, according to the United Nations, plays an important role in bringing about positive change. Is this true?

Did You know this about Mozambique?

Did You know this about Mozambique?

On 25 June Mozambique proudly celebrates its independence as a multi-cultural nation, after having resisted and defeated 470 years of Portuguese influence and colonialism. Here are some important facts.

Africa Day: 8 interesting facts

Africa Day: 8 interesting facts

Celebrating unity in diversity on Africa Day on 25 May, we present som interesting facts about the African continent. 54 independent states and sadly, one colony, share the amazing African continent.

Families in Development

Families in Development

Strengthening household income and food security, promoting hygiene and bringing accurate information about the corona virus situation is how DAPP Zambia supports families participating in their projects.

Sabina: Education is our main goal

Sabina: Education is our main goal

Sabina gave us her insights about her project period in Mzimba, Malawi where she and team mate Carlos worked on projects related to preschool and teacher training. Currently they support the projects from Europe.

Caro: We need to stop and think

Caro: We need to stop and think

“It is high time we started to think about how to protect our planet. We need to rethink globalisation completely and not just go back to the pre-crisis production model with overproduction and overconsumption.”

Andrea: Exploration & change

Andrea: Exploration & change

“I started this programme to change my life. I am still in that process of exploration and change. I have no idea who I will be after this is over or how the project work overseas will affect me or my future.”

Earth Day 2020 · SAVE Earth

Earth Day 2020 · SAVE Earth

We are fighting to protect the planet with all good people on mother Earth. We stand tall and strong together with all good people world-wide. The time is now. If not us, then who? “There’s no planet B.”

Lockdown Life at CICD

Lockdown Life at CICD

College for International Cooperation and Development in rural England doesn’t let the lockdown get them down. See how they keep high spirits & stay busy, staying together at a safe distance.

School work in the Jaipur slums

School work in the Jaipur slums

Alazne, Maria, and Adrià worked in the slums of Jaipur, India, during their project period. Despite having to return home early, they managed to achieve a lot and keep working hard from their homes.

Carlos: Our work isn’t done yet

Carlos: Our work isn’t done yet

The unfortunate development of the COVID-19 crisis forced Take 10 volunteers to pause their projects. We talked to Carlos about the project in Malawi where he worked.

Bracing for the pandemic

Bracing for the pandemic

With the epicentre of the COVID-19 crisis quickly moving, Africa and India are preparing for the outbreak to hit them hard. Their response is decisive for the entire world.

Solidarity or Charity?

Solidarity or Charity?

On International Charity Day we ponder the differences between charity and solidarity. Charity, according to the United Nations, plays an important role in bringing about positive change. Is this true?

Did You know this about Mozambique?

Did You know this about Mozambique?

On 25 June Mozambique proudly celebrates its independence as a multi-cultural nation, after having resisted and defeated 470 years of Portuguese influence and colonialism. Here are some important facts.

Africa Day: 8 interesting facts

Africa Day: 8 interesting facts

Celebrating unity in diversity on Africa Day on 25 May, we present som interesting facts about the African continent. 54 independent states and sadly, one colony, share the amazing African continent.

Families in Development

Families in Development

Strengthening household income and food security, promoting hygiene and bringing accurate information about the corona virus situation is how DAPP Zambia supports families participating in their projects.

Sabina: Education is our main goal

Sabina: Education is our main goal

Sabina gave us her insights about her project period in Mzimba, Malawi where she and team mate Carlos worked on projects related to preschool and teacher training. Currently they support the projects from Europe.

Caro: We need to stop and think

Caro: We need to stop and think

“It is high time we started to think about how to protect our planet. We need to rethink globalisation completely and not just go back to the pre-crisis production model with overproduction and overconsumption.”

Andrea: Exploration & change

Andrea: Exploration & change

“I started this programme to change my life. I am still in that process of exploration and change. I have no idea who I will be after this is over or how the project work overseas will affect me or my future.”

Earth Day 2020 · SAVE Earth

Earth Day 2020 · SAVE Earth

We are fighting to protect the planet with all good people on mother Earth. We stand tall and strong together with all good people world-wide. The time is now. If not us, then who? “There’s no planet B.”

Lockdown Life at CICD

Lockdown Life at CICD

College for International Cooperation and Development in rural England doesn’t let the lockdown get them down. See how they keep high spirits & stay busy, staying together at a safe distance.

School work in the Jaipur slums

School work in the Jaipur slums

Alazne, Maria, and Adrià worked in the slums of Jaipur, India, during their project period. Despite having to return home early, they managed to achieve a lot and keep working hard from their homes.

Carlos: Our work isn’t done yet

Carlos: Our work isn’t done yet

The unfortunate development of the COVID-19 crisis forced Take 10 volunteers to pause their projects. We talked to Carlos about the project in Malawi where he worked.

Bracing for the pandemic

Bracing for the pandemic

With the epicentre of the COVID-19 crisis quickly moving, Africa and India are preparing for the outbreak to hit them hard. Their response is decisive for the entire world.

Stuck at home, now what?

Stuck at home, now what?

Here are 10 good ideas for how to utilise your time in a lockdown situation. Let us make the best out of it and cherish the privilege of having a home to be stuck in.

7 things to do during a lockdown

7 things to do during a lockdown

Many countries are taking measures against the COVID-19 outbreak by announcing lockdown and quarantine. So how can you utilize your time at home?

The Call to Action of 2020

The Call to Action of 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 is a world crisis. While it is important to take the right measures we also need to remember the other threats of our world.

Colonialism & the Climate Crisis

Colonialism & the Climate Crisis

Many, if not all, of the modern-day issues are connected. The devastating climate crisis has its roots in the colonialism age, for example.

Preparation is key

Preparation is key

Examining your role as an international volunteer is important. Getting into listening & learning mode requires discussion & specialised training.

Winter Concert 2020

Winter Concert 2020

Team work and event management : Organising all the practicalities around a big event like the Winter Concert is a great experience for the participating volunteers.

Take The Leap

Take The Leap

When we are not happy with our current situation change becomes a necessity. Fighting the initial fear and discomfort of it leads to growth and progress.

Social Justice vs Inequality

Social Justice vs Inequality

Equality is the backbone of social justice. Some organizations are working on closing the injustice gap in a sustainable approach – a good example to follow

We love you too, Earth!

We love you too, Earth!

It is always a good day to show your love and appreciation to Mother Earth. Here are six ideas for sustainable gifts for your loved one and the planet.

7 Interesting Facts About Guinea-Bissau

7 Interesting Facts About Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a small country, however, there are a lot of interesting (but sadly not well-known) facts about its history, nature, development, and culture. Here we have seven intriguing ones prepared.

Building Education in Dowa

Building Education in Dowa

“We are inspired by the motivation of the teachers, the energy of the children and the enthusiasm of the people in the communities to improve the situation for their children.”

A Sanctuary for Street Children

A Sanctuary for Street Children

DAPP Zambia’s Children’s Town project assists in the rehabilitation of former street children and other young people in need of a secure base and vocational training.

Training · Learn by Doing

Training · Learn by Doing

As part of their initial training to become useful international volunteers, the team participates in arranging an event, for example, a conference, a concert or a sports event.

The Types Of Projects

The Types Of Projects

Depending on the current need in the community in question, volunteers will typically join a project within the spheres of Education, Health, Agriculture or Community Development.

Solidarity Activism

Solidarity Activism

What does it mean to be a solidarity activist? Solidarity activism’s essence consists of fighting shoulder to shoulder with others to bring about positive change in the realms of equality, justice and prosperity.

5 Justified Reasons To Drop Out

5 Justified Reasons To Drop Out

College or university can be a challenge as it doesn’t always meet your high expectations. There are some valid reasons to drop our if you don’t feel it is right for you.

Volunteer for an inclusive future

Volunteer for an inclusive future

As we strive for a world where everyone enjoys the freedoms as set out in the Charter of Human Rights, we recognise that it takes the combined efforts of a lot of people.

September Team reflections

September Team reflections

Take 10 September Volunteer team share their experience during the preparation period and their goals and expectations for the projects in Malawi and India.

10 things to do instead of shopping

10 things to do instead of shopping

Buy Nothing Day is an international day of protest against consumerism. A great way to save money and an opportunity to tune into life instead of shopping. Find 10 tips here.

Do you have a toilet at home?

Do you have a toilet at home?

If you do, you are among the lucky ones. More than two billion people do not enjoy this luxury and have to use fields, street gutters, bushes or open bodies of water.

Reflecting & Sharing

Reflecting & Sharing

Reflecting on your experience is an important aspect of any volunteer programme. It is highly valuable not only for you but also for others. What did you learn from reality?

Fighting Injustice & Active Tolerance

Fighting Injustice & Active Tolerance

What is the difference between tolerance and indulgence and how is it pivotal for modern society? What can we do to become active bystanders and oppose injustice?

10 things to pack for rural Malawi

10 things to pack for rural Malawi

Living in a small village in Malawi for six months is an amazing experience. Experienced volunteers share some good advice on 10 things that you will be glad to have in your backpack.

5 Responsible Volunteering Tips

5 Responsible Volunteering Tips

Are you researching how to go about volunteering abroad in a responsible & ethical way? In this post we share some resources that we think could be useful for you – at least we hope so!

#EndPoverty #Together

#EndPoverty #Together

Poverty cannot be overcome by charity. It has to be resolved by changing an unjust system from the bottom up. Solidarity action from the international community and from individuals are also needed.

Empowering Rural Women

Empowering Rural Women

Rural women in Africa & Asia work just as hard as their male counterparts to secure their families’ livelihoods. Women contribute with their labour and knowledge on family farms – and they are good at it.

Unscripted & Unstoppable

Unscripted & Unstoppable

As key agents of change, girls worldwide take up the fight for a better future. They pursue vocational training, train as teachers or join projects to fight early marriage, climate change or gender-based violence.

Outline of Take 10 Volunteer Programme

3 months:
Preparation – training, practical skills, teamwork, setting goals

6 months:
Project work – in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique or India

1 month:
Conclusion and information activities – reflection, bringing the good message out