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Archive for March 2017

Fighting For Child Refugees

Aleema Shivji Executive Director, Handicap International UK Handicap International is also campaigning for all vulnerable people to be treated fairly. And there’s no group of people more vulnerable than the child refugees who arrive in the UK without their parents or any means of support. Here’s how H.I’s Executive Director Aleema Shivji responded to the recent…

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Monrovia Football Academy One, Stereotypes Of Liberia Nil

In little over eighteen months Harvard and Oxford graduate William Smith has built an impressive football academy in Liberia — His Monrovia Academy provides meals and education to scores of young Liberians along with daily football coaching. The academy was highlighted in President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s State of the Nation speech as an institution that…

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Stepping Out To Educate Poor Children

This summer social entrepreneur Nyasha Gwatidzo will set out to walk 300 miles across Zimbabwe to raise £20,000 for the orphans she supports. It’s the latest step on a social entrepreneurial journey that began with a £800 redundancy package which she used to set up an organisation to help children’s homes and fostering agencies partner…

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Why I’ve Joined Handicap International

I’m delighted to have been voted Chair of Handicap International UK’s Board Of Trustees. It’s an really amazing organisation that works with all vulnerable people including those with disabilities and injuries in 59 countries around the world. Handicap International’s projects cover a wide range of help and support to vulnerable people, including emergency disaster relief, de-mining for which it…

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