International Day of Education: The Emerging Digital Divide

With the International Day of Education this 24th of January, it's a good time to reflect on one of the most challenging years for providing this most fundamental of human rights. The coronavirus has had detrimental consequences worldwide across all aspects of society and has served to reinforce pre-existing inequalities. Its impact on education has been constantly in the spotlight throughout, though the focus has remained broadly level for all students no matter the educational background. Yet the fallout from the transition to an online learning experience has brought one specific inequality to the fore. The need to recognise the growing "digital divide".

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Covid-19: Encouraging Signs Behind the Headlines in India

The Covid-19 Global Pandemic struck a world in which only 50% of the inhabitants have access to essential health services. No matter what processes were put in place to try and mitigate the effects of the virus, no models were ever likely to be deemed a success, though it has become increasingly clear that some international efforts were more prudent than others. Yet in many countries around the globe those efforts were necessarily underpinned by an unsung army of community groups and NGOs, putting their own health at risk to ensure the most vulnerable were not left even farther behind.

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Something a little lighter

2020 has been pretty heavy so far, so it's important every now and then to take time to smile at the little things in life... or Kinjal, as she's known.

Kinjal likes to sit with her Dad, Janak, our Nepal Network manager, while he practices his daily breathing exercises. Here's Kinjal struggling to keep a straight face as she goes through the motions. 

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Introducing... Grama Institute for the Poor

Grama Institute for the Poor is a wonderful community development organisation in rural Karnataka State, India. Their main goals are poverty alleviation, sustainable development and economic, social and political participation, with specific focus on the empowerment and social inclusion of women and young girls in the region. Sadly these women often find themselves and their families marginalised for a number of cultural and social reasons, leading to cyclical poverty, social and health issues, which Grama are keen to address at the root cause.

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Introducing… Partnerships for New Life

Established in 1999, Partnerships for New Life are a community led organisation with over 20 years of experience in the development sector. Based in the South Western Terai region of Nepal, PNL focused initially on medical support with the overall aim of eradicating leprosy within the region.

Over the years their programmes have grown to include support for other disabilities and diseases directly and indirectly affecting the communities they support and a new emphasis on poverty alleviation and social development through income generation schemes.

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Introducing… Nisarga

The Nisarga Foundation are an established non-profit organisation whose unique proposition is the support and protection of the forest dwelling 'Adivasi Tribe' with specific regard to the nutritional growth and development of tribal children and support for pregnant and new-born mothers. 

Their aim is to ensure positive socio-economic, cultural and political empowerment in the indigenous areas, while protecting the environment and nurturing its biodiversity.

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CDV Global Launched in Nepal

Following on from the launch of CDV Global in India, we are extremely proud to confirm that CDV Global is now live in Nepal. A wonderfully welcoming place, nestled along the edge of the awe inspiring Himalayas, Nepal is a fascinating country of cultural and environmental extremes.

Over the coming months we will post a number of opportunities for our members and clients to volunteer in Nepal and work alongside some amazing organisations, delivering bespoke training that directly meets their needs.

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CDV Global Launched in India

It is with great pleasure that, after many months of hard work between CDV Global and dozens of wonderful rural NGOs across the country, we can now announce that our operations are live in India.

Over the coming months we will be posting many great opportunities for our members and clients to volunteer to work alongside these great organisations, offering expert support and delivering bespoke training that directly meets the needs they identified with us.

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