We have 4 amazing Platform2 returnees performing at Spoken Groove, a night of live music at the Underbelly in Hoxton, London on June 6th THAT'S THIS MONDAY.
 
Spoken groove is a mix of socially poignant lyrics and raw, unleashed energy that calls to mind the social relevance of Bob Dylan with an added hint of comedy.
 
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Postcards for Change.
 
Here at Platform2 we have been working on a project that gives us a creative way to get our voices heard - ‘Postcards for Change.’
 
 
 
The aim of this project is to get you development enthusiasts thinking creatively by asking you to decorate an A6 (14 x 9cm) piece of...

Kate Chambers went to Ghana with Platform2 in 2010, this May she decided to undertake the Live Below the Line challenge and raised an amazing £265 for Christian Aid.
 
Read her reflections on the challenge…
 
I’m not sure what I was thinking when I signed up for Live Below the Line 2011. I was blinded by the bright, engaging internet campaign that made living on £1 a day seem like a game of "playing house"....

Last week was Christian Aid Week, hundreds of thousands of people up and down the country gave up their time, energy and money to contribute towards Christian Aid’s vision of ending poverty.
 
At P2 we’ve been out and about doing things too so we thought we’d tell you our favourite stories about Christian Aid week local heroes!
 
Loads of Platform2 volunteers got going early raising money by doing the Live...

Friday 13th a date to be feared in most people’s diaries, but not Patrick Goss, music student in Leeds and Platform2 returnee.
 
Patrick returned from India in December 2009 with a new found passion for development issues and enthusiastic about making change happen. Since then he has DJ’d at several fundraising events and most recently created a mix for ‘Big Mix Up’ – a Christian Aid initiative for Christian Aid week. This...



Okay, what we really want is to hear your stories from a week of living on less than £1 a day.

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Naz Kanwal wrote this amazing poem after volunteering in Kenya with Platform2. Amazing - thanks so much Naz.

I used to see it on the telly, during the short breaks...
Countries fighting, children dying, mothers crying, fathers nowhere to be seen,
A country in chaos, bursting with poverty, the world’s worst ‘enemy’.
I’d turn a blind eye and whisper to myself,
“Well my life’s no fantasy. I fight, I hurt, I cry. My...

Samora’s Art Exhibition

Samora Sanders-Yeboah sustainable art pieceSamora put on an art exhibition of his own work in Peterborough Cathedral in May 2009 with support from his VDO. He created a series of works from found materials inspired by his time in Peru. As he states, ‘When you...

Mesa's Zine

The cover of Mesa's zine o No Xpectations"I want this zine to give an insight of not just my experience, but the experience of other Platform2 returnees. Highlighting the different human rights issues we all encountered whilst living in the developing countries."

"I remember stepping...

Hidden Letters

Anne-Marie - returnee from Ghana project who created the<br />
"Hey Beautiful" campaignAnne-Marie from London went to Ghana with Platform2 and was touched a lot by how the girls thought they were not beautiful because they were not blonde with blue eyes. She found this very upsetting. During the...