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Empowerment Through Unity: Rethinking Western Attitudes to Development Work

In recent decades, changing discourse from the United Nations has altered the focus of international relations from preventing interstate conflict to furthering the human security of individuals.

The UN Development Programme 1994 Human Development Report highlighted these new ideals of “freedom from want” and “freedom from fear” for all people, and claimed that this was the best way to overcome global insecurity.

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New Vehicle Donated!

Every now and again we experience an act of such incredible generosity from our supporters that we have to shout about it!

An amazing donor (who has asked to remain anonymous) has donated a vehicle to the social work team in Kenya.

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10 Essential Considerations Before You Book A Volunteering Trip

At the Nasio Trust, we believe passionately that volunteering can make a difference to the lives of people in desperate need.

However with so many "voluntourism" options available, how do you know you're choosing the right one?

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The Voluntourism Debate… And Why We’re Different

In recent years much criticism has been directed at the phenomenon of voluntourism whereby individuals mix foreign holidays with voluntary work for NGOs.

The concern is that projects can become more about the volunteers and their experience than about meeting community needs.

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Good Luck To The Oxfordshire Scouts!

We are delighted that 23 Scouts will travel to Kenya to take part in a Nasio volunteer community project and Safari in July 2017.

The 14 day trip will be a mix of volunteering and safari, as well as an opportunity to meet Kenyan scouts in order to exchange skills and knowledge.

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The Booys Family Technology and Engineering Bursary

We’re very excited to announce a new bursary being generously offered by Richard and Sue Booys.

The importance of encouraging the children we support into further/higher education cannot be overstated if we're to achieve our goal of creating self-sufficient communities.

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Volunteer to be a part of our UK team

Are you thinking of a gap year, looking for a new challenge, change of career, interested in international development or have any free time to spare? Spending a few months at Nasio UK Office is a great way to hone your skills.

We would love to hear from you. We try to keep our overheads to a minimum so that the money raised by our supporters goes to where it is needed in Kenya to support our children and their communities.

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Identifying responsible overseas charity work

We’ve just seen a fantastic article over on the Oxford Student website about responsible voluntourism.

Well worth a look and Nasio get a great write up too!

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The Nasio Story In Nancy’s Own Words

As you might be aware our founder Nancy was recently awarded an honorary doctorate for the amazing work undertaken by The Nasio Trust.

We thought now would be a great time to share a talk she did at an Inspirational Change event run by Community Change Agents.

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Nancy is awarded an honorary doctorate!

We’re very excited to announce that – on Friday April 28th – Nasio founder Nancy Hunt was awarded an honorary doctorate at Exeter Cathedral for the incredible work that she and the charity have accomplished!

Congratulations Nancy.

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