How we can achieve SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.

When the global community gathered in 2015 determine the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDG), Goal 6 was formed “to ensure availability and sustainable management of sanitation and water for all by 2030”. Unfortunately, the UN has announced that we’re not on track to...
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3 Key Issues Affecting Public Health in Peru.

Peru has made great progress in the last 2 decades, with rapid economic growth and poverty levels more than halving. Despite this, the nation continues to face challenges, with public health being top of the list. The leading cause of death in Peru is influenza and pneumonia. 44%...
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What would the world look like if we all did one thing to make a difference?

The world is a very big place, and it can often feel overwhelming to think about how we can even begin to solve some of the problems it faces. Here at Challenges Abroad, we like to step back and think about it on a smaller scale. We often imagine what would happen if every person...
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Cambodia Through the Eyes of a Volunteer

I travelled to Cambodia in December 2017 with Challenges Abroad for the Cambodia Community Challenge. I signed up for the trip during year 12 with little thought about what was actually involved – just knowing that I wanted to make the world a better place and this might be...
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What happens when women and girls are empowered?

When a girl is born, before they’ve made any decisions or decided who they want to be, their life is dramatically altered. Because despite huge advancements, a girl will still be less likely to step foot into a high-school classroom than her make counterparts, 48% of women (and...
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3 reasons you should develop your leadership skills at uni.

Uni isn’t just a time when you’re learning the fundamental knowledge required to enter a specific workforce. It’s a time when you undergo tremendous personal development and growth as you experience a world of freedom and exciting new ideas! Leadership too, isn’t just about being...
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Trekking and Teaching in Northern India.

My name is Meg Kent-Spark and I was lucky enough to lead an amazing team to Palampur in Northern India over November/December 2017. We were participating in the ‘Himalaya Challenge’, which meant that before we did our volunteering time in the community, my fantastic team of 8 and...
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An ‘Eye-Opening’ Experience.

Two months on from an extraordinary adventure and I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and reflect upon the events of my trip to Nepal at the end of 2017. What a truly mountainous task our somewhat unruly bunch of volunteers were presented with when we walked inside the...
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Accept Challenges, Embrace Change.

My name is Amy, I’m 25 years old and I’m a student paramedic at Victoria University. In November 2017 I was privileged enough to visit Romania with Challenges Abroad Australia. Such a random place right? I thought the same thing. It first caught my eye when it was advertised...
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