Johanna’s Story | “The lessons and experiences I had here will stick with me forever”

We can’t believe that Johanna Murray’s placement as our Programmes Support Intern has come to an end! The University College Cork (UCC) student left Haiti earlier this week, after three months of working with our team and local communities...
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Johanna’s Story | “I can scarcely believe my placement is almost at an end”

Coming to the end of her placement with our team, University College Cork (UCC) student Johanna Murray looks at how her time in Haiti causes her to rethink our relationships with gadgets and technology. Welcome back everyone: another week down, and now...
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Johanna’s Story | “I honestly feel like I’ve been living in Haiti my whole life”

Johanna Murray, studying International Development and Food Policy at University College Cork (UCC), is taking on a three-month placement with our team in Haiti: here, she tells us how her time in Haiti brings a realisation of how easily basic things...
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Johanna’s Story | ” The work of one person can change so many lives positively”

Now halfway through her placement with our team in Haiti,  University College Cork (UCC) student, Johanna Murray, shares some messages of hope and positivity from her experiences so far. So we’re now at the halfway point: only six weeks left here...
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Volunteer Experience in Haiti | “We have accomplished an amazing task”

In a final post, volunteer and BAM Ireland employee Jan Gottsche marks the handover of the newly-renovated Jean Jean School in Gressier, following an intense week of work and commitment from the 36 participants in our 2018 Volunteer Programme. The days...
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Volunteer Experience in Haiti | “A feeling of teamwork and camaraderie kept our spirits and work ethic high”

Volunteer Jan Gottsche, who took part in our 2018 Volunteer Programme on behalf of BAM Ireland, shares his impression of the first few days in Haiti and some of the highlights which kept the volunteer group going through the challenging work. As a...
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Volunteer Experience in Haiti | “It is clear that the week ahead will be a gargantuan task”

Galway-based Jan Gottsche took part in our 2018 Volunteer Programme, travelling to Haiti with 35 other volunteers to renovate the badly damaged Jean Jean School in Gressier. Jan participated in the programme on behalf of his employer, BAM Ireland, who...
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Johanna’s Story | “The last week has gone by in such a whirlwind”

After a busy week with our Volunteer Programme, University College Cork (UCC) student, Johanna Murray, tells us her experience of it as she continues her student placement with our team in Haiti. Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog! Over the last...
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Our 36 volunteers are working hard in Haiti to transform a local school

36 volunteers from Ireland and the United States arrived in Haiti on 14 April for our 2018 Volunteer Programme, working to upgrade a local school in the community of Gressier. Jean Jean School welcomes 160 students from the local area every day, but has...
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