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A summer internship with FSF…

Written by Madison O’Connor, Thai Health Intern….. As an intern with the FutureSense Foundation, you have the opportunity to become a global citizen whilst expanding your potential career options. Interns are viewed as part of the in-country team and internship experiences range from 6 to 12 weeks in length. Each internship is unique and customisable to … Continue reading A summer internship with FSF…

#TogetherWeCan – achieve the UN SDG’s in India!

Written by Lisa, India VMPC….. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” — Mother Teresa Collaboration is the key to making a long term, sustainable impact in communities, which is why the FutureSense Foundation dedicates its time in India to working with local schools. … Continue reading #TogetherWeCan – achieve the UN SDG’s in India!

Creativity: The Link to Educational Sustainability

Written by  Valentina Maccario, Cambodia VMPC….. A few years ago, I saw a Ted Talk titled ‘Do schools kill creativity?’. The speaker, Sir Ken Robinson, revealed himself as an education pioneer suggesting the simplest yet most revolutionary of ideas: let’s rethink our perception of intelligence. He focused on the clear hierarchy of subjects within the … Continue reading Creativity: The Link to Educational Sustainability

Cambodia: Challenges in Education, Health and Livelihood

Written by Beth Madden, Cambodia VMPC….. This year, Cambodia celebrated 40 years freedom from the Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot. Between 1974 and 1979, approximately 2 million Cambodians (or 25% of the population) lost their lives in the Khmer Rouge’s attempt to return Cambodia to its agrarian roots and remove anyone or anything connected … Continue reading Cambodia: Challenges in Education, Health and Livelihood

Thailand and the coffee initiative!

Written by Georgia Bryant, Thailand Health Intern.…. At the beginning of July, FSF Thailand initiated a foundation project called the ‘Social Enterprise Project’, in which students from Curtin University Business School, combined with the help of 3 interns, visited Thailand with a mission of scoping out possible business ideas to help improve the livelihoods of … Continue reading Thailand and the coffee initiative!

Tanzania’s global issues are bigger than Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti…

Written by Abbie Leadbitter, Fundraising Manager….. Tanzania is most commonly known for being home to the Serengeti, the mighty Kilimanjaro and for being the inspiration behind The Lion King. However, Tanzania is also home to many global issues which need serious addressing.  Tanzania is the 13th largest country in Africa, and the FutureSense Foundation work in … Continue reading Tanzania’s global issues are bigger than Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti…

#TogetherWeCan – achieve the UN SDG’s in Nepal!

Written by Om Baral, Nepal Country Manager….. Together we can inspire. Together we can build a fairer world. Together we can.  FSF Nepal believe that great things are done by a series of small things brought together. The FutureSense Foundation believe that if we work together – through inspiring, supporting, and educating – we can … Continue reading #TogetherWeCan – achieve the UN SDG’s in Nepal!

Short-term volunteers + large hearts = big impacts

Written by Abbie Leadbitter, Fundraising Manager….. A famous quote, from Elizabeth Andrew, that I believe depicts the meaning of a volunteer: “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart”. In the 21st century, we live in a global world where communication is instant, money can be transferred in seconds and you … Continue reading Short-term volunteers + large hearts = big impacts

The challenges that face India…

Written by Lisa, India VMPC….. India is a rapidly developing country and a growing regional and world power. However, despite strong economic growth many people in India are still facing structural and social inequalities. FutureSense Foundation works in the North Indian regional town of Palampur to conduct educational sessions with students and teachers. These sessions … Continue reading The challenges that face India…

Catching up with Cambodia!

Written by Beth Madden, Cambodia VMPC.…. In 2012, FutureSense Foundation established its Cambodia Hub in the second largest city, Battambang; the programmes currently running in Cambodia fall under the FutureSense Foundation focus areas of, education and child welfare, health and well-being, and livelihood and income generation. The FutureSense Foundation relies on strong local partnerships to … Continue reading Catching up with Cambodia!