One of our volunteers is off to Peru very very soon so if you want to follow her trip then check out her blog:
 
Best of luck Isabelle!! We hope it goes well!

In 2010, Romesa (23, London) fulfilled her dream to see development issues firsthand by taking part in international volunteering programme Platform2. After studying development at university, she longed to put her knowledge to practical use during her time with Platform2 by immersing herself in the Peruvian community where she spent 10 weeks.
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Teaching in the local villages of Jaisalmer is challenging for a number of reasons, but I would like to discuss just 2 of them today. The first is the language barrier: P2 volunteers speak English with a few phrases from 'standard' Hindi, most project executives (Indian IDEX staff who work with volunteers) speak English and 'standard' Hindi, and the children speak limited 'standard' Hindi and a local dialect of their regional variety of Hindi...

Teaching in the local villages of Jaisalmer is challenging for a number of reasons, but I would like to discuss just 2 of them today. The first is the language barrier: P2 volunteers speak English with a few phrases from 'standard' Hindi, most project executives (Indian IDEX staff who work with volunteers) speak English and 'standard' Hindi, and the children speak limited 'standard' Hindi and a local dialect of their regional variety of Hindi...

We arrived in India a couple of weeks ago and have already experienced so many new things. I want to give a good overview of what it is like starting out as a Platform2 volunteer in India, but will try not to go on for too long!

On arrival in Delhi, we were overwhelmed by the heat and quickly boarded a coach that would take us to Jaipur for our orientation. The coach was quite cramped and stuffy, but ensured that we quickly got...

A moving video made by Platform2 returnees Mwela & Imogen after their exposure trip to Nepal.

model at fashion showIn October 2009, Michelle organised "Bid it…Win it… Work it": a fashion show and auction to raise awareness about global development issues, show her specific experiences with Platform2, and fundraise for Christian Aid projects in India. The fashion show was held in a club in Manchester where donated...

Since my last blog it has been crazy here in South Africa as everybody was getting ready for the World cup kick off. There have been concerts, dances and other things to help get ready for the world cup 2010 but enough about that. Massi has been pretty good recently by this I mean the staff are learning to accept that we are there to help them not to tell them what to do. The children that come to the centre are so grateful to have...

Hey guys. I have been here just over a week now and I'm starting to miss home a bit but I'm thinking of all the children that need my help out here in South Africa. We started work on our projects and mine was a bit difficult to start off with as there was no structure to go on but as the week progressed we started to implement some things for the volunteers to carry on with after we have left the project in a few weeks time when we swap with...

Hi Guys well it's been a busy time here in South Africa and i've only been here for four days we have been to the most educational places I have ever heard of like the Hector Peterson museum and we found out all about what happened that day and what happened to lead to that day, we also seen Nelson Maandela's house that he used to live in.
  Don't get me wrong even though I have enjoyed the tour around Soweto...