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FIGHTING HUNGER TO BRING PEACE

On the 9th of October 2020, in Oslo, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme (WFP), a historical result for the largest humanitarian organization which fights hunger by fostering peace. As we all know, hunger and food insecurity are the worst enemies of the poorest…

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#GIVINGTUESDAY: A WORLDWIDE SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT

On Tuesday 1st December 2020, #GivingTuesday, the world’s largest giving movement, will hold its annual celebration. Born in 2012 as a day encouraging people to do good and come together to “give back”, this movement has expanded over the years in 55 countries: it became a true inspiration for millions of people across the world!…

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Europe

UNITED IN DIVERSITY

We are living in a world that is constantly facing difficulties, wars, violence, and fights between different populations. For instance, in 2017 a total of 378 conflicts across the world has been registered, 186 of which represented by violent crises and 20 high-intensity wars. And it looks like it is getting worse and worse every…

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Testimonials

SENECA

Can ancient philosophy still improve our approach to life? If we read the works by one of the most famous ancient philosophers, Seneca, we will discover many modern teachings. In his 124 “Moral Letters to Lucilius”, we can find different topics of discussion about life, seen from the point of view of the “wise man”.…

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Ethical travel

COVID-19 IN EUROPE: SECOND WAVE IN SIGHT?

France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the UK, after the lockdowns and the slowdown in the number of contagions, are dealing with a new rise of the curve. New measures are being adopted, from the shutdown of discos in Italy to the compulsory use of masks in France, to mass testing for travelers. However, there’s still…

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Ethical travel

HOW TO MAKE SAFE VOLUNTEERING DURING THE PANDEMIC

From the beginning of 2020, we are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused many deaths due to the lack of precautions. Volunteering is an act of giving: time, money, and help but it is important to consider one’s own health before anything else. Our suggestions to our volunteers are, to research well the destination…

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Community

TENT OF NATIONS: A FARM WHERE RELATIONS ARE CULTIVATED

Daoud Nassar’s Christian-Palestinian family owns a farm, called “Tent of Nations”, situated 9 km southwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied region of West Bank. Despite the continuous threats and the many difficulties of living in such a dangerous environment, the family resiliently continues to live and work there. They resist injustice, violence, and hate, spreading…

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VOLUNTEERING IN OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES

The common purpose of nursing home visits is to raise the morale of the people staying in these institutions and to prevent them from feeling abandoned. Old-aged homes need volunteers. The visit by volunteers prevents them from being deprived of the attention. During the nursing home visit, the only thing that elderly people expect from…

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Animal care

CENTER FOR THE PROTECTION AND RESEARCH OF EXOTIC AND WILD FAUNA

In a natural reserve near Bologna (Monte Adone), there is a Wildlife Rescue Center. It was initially founded in 1989 as a center for autochthonous wildlife but after few months it started to host exotic wildlife too. It has an emergency service for recovery, active 24h every day, for animals found in need. After the…

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Age 18+

VOLUNTEER AS A BLOOD DONOR

One of the noblest ways to become a volunteer can be found in hospitals and in their transfusion centers. Thousands of people, between 18 and 65 years of age, choose every day to go and donate a little quantity of their blood, which will be given to those in need, especially those undergoing surgical operations.…

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