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ICS and international development news, views and debate.

We're always looking for new content, whether it's an article raising awareness, a report on a recent campaign or a blog from an ICS volunteer. Take a look at our ICS blog template and send your submissions to blogs@volunteerics.org. Get involved!

25 October 2016
Justin Bayor
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Agnes used to worry about her son, seven-year-old Kevin. A single mother, she wasn’t earning enough from her small-scale trading to provide for her child.

25 October 2016
Justin Bayor, Youth Programmes Manager
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Three cycles of volunteers working in the same community teamed up to raise money and help repair a community well, enabling up to 500 local residents access clean water. 

25 October 2016
Takyiwa Danso
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‘In time we will no longer be the silent majority there, but the loudest voice of peace’ – Victor Ochen, youth activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

24 October 2016
Jack Howson
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Many of our ICS volunteers use the opportunity of going overseas to do even more amazing things on top of their work on placement.

21 October 2016
Olivia Brett
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Hello lovely fundraisers!
We’re mixing it up in the ICS office this week and bringing you our first themed blog. So, what better way to start than with Planning.

19 October 2016
Rebecca Corbett
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Restless Development ICS volunteer Rebecca Corbett spent her placement in Ushewekunze, a community just outside the Zimbabwean capital of Harare.

14 October 2016
Jack Howson
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Food. It’s something every ICS volunteer thinks about before going overseas and for many, sharing meals with their host family is something they’ll never forget.

12 October 2016
Cianne Jones
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Starting your own charity or NGO can seem like a scary prospect. Where do you begin? How do you test your ideas? What contacts do you need to make?

10 October 2016
Jack Howson
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Money makes the world go round.

7 October 2016
Louise Rafferty
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With a new season comes a new group of volunteers kicking of their ICS journey with some great fundraising! This week’s fundraising blog is all about getting started and getting stuck in!

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