Entries by Serve Solidarity

Graduation Day in Mavambo

The Dublin Province of the Redemptorists (DPR), with funding support from Misean Cara, have been long term supporters of Mavambo Trust who work with orphaned and vulnerable children, and their caregivers, in the communities of Mabvuku and Tafara in Zimbabwe. SERVE manages the implementation of this project for the DPR. On 4th December, 41 students […]

Meet Omega

By Rory Murphy As the years go by and the memories fade, I suspect one thing, above all else, will remain with me from my time in Mozambique with SERVE. It won’t be the incredible people or the stunning vistas. It won’t be the pounding heat or the sensory assaults that accompanied ventures around the […]

Volunteering done, now to update my Instagram…

By Aisling Moran   Look! Look! Here’s me, a white girl volunteering in India saving the day one breath at a time! Or would this work better for an Instagram caption: ‘Being here in India has made me lose the 3 stone I always wanted gone, while making a difference to poor kids lives xx […]

SERVE volunteers promoting disability inclusion

By Fiachra Brennan SERVE is guided by the vision that every individual, regardless of their ability, should be able to reach their potential and make a meaningful contribution to society. SERVE’s volunteer programme plays a key role in delivering our mission. Volunteers are assigned with the goal of building partner capacity, fostering global solidarity, and […]

SERVE and Sumanahalli

By Fiachra Brennan Sumanahalli, meaning the Village of People of Good Heart, is an organisation based in Bangalore, India. Their project offers integrated social, educational, and healthcare supports to the most marginalised and stigmatised groups in society. Their work particularly supports people living with the after effects of leprosy. Discrimination and social exclusion are widespread […]

Thank you Mr. Timbini

By Cormac McCarthy-Hann Vernam Timbini is a 38-year-old man, married with two young daughters, from Zimbabwe who joined SERVE in 2008 and has been working for the organisation in Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe ever since. Trying to give Vernam a job title is no easy task. He is everything from a construction site manager to […]

Disability Awareness for School Children (DASC) Programme, India

By Fiachra Brennan Disability Awareness for School Children (DASC) is a pioneering initiative by the Association of People with Disability (APD) in Bangalore, India. The project aims to tackle stigma and discrimination towards people with disability (PWD). It strives to do this by engaging school children in sensitisation training, an experiential learning experience that allows […]

Sports Day in Vietnam

By John Reilly As part of our volunteering programme in Vietnam, we are heavily involved in the education in the local school. This will last for the period we are here and we aim to be as active as possible. Teaching in these classes can offer a variety of different experiences as the ages range […]

Reflection on my time in the Philippines

By Kyle O’Sullivan My recent trip to the Philippines, even though it was tough was a great experience to have. The only time I ever really heard about the Philippines was from being in school with people from the Philippines, being neighbours with Filipino’s who are living in Ireland, or even Manny Pacquiao as both […]