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Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about a wave of court orders imposing “preventive censorship” on news media. In most cases, the orders are issued by local courts and are often quashed on appeal. Nonetheless, they feed a climate of intimidation and encourage self-censorship.“Legal measures against news media that defame, insult or violate the right to privacy are not in themselves open to criticism, but when courts use this as grounds for censoring a programme or banning a media from mentioning someone by name, the result is a climate that does not favour free expression,” the press freedom organisation said.“An elected official has the right to complain when his private life is publicly exposed without his agreement, but when he obtains a court ban on any mention of his name, he is depriving the press of its right to refer to him as a public figure,” Reporters Without Borders continued. “Preventive censorship is an abuse of authority and we hope the many cases, including those mentioned here, will be overturned on appeal.”In the most recent case, the mayor of the northeastern city of Salvador de Bahia, João Henrique, yesterday got a court to ban the Metrópole media network (which includes a radio station, magazine, website and blog) from mentioning his name. If the group violates the ban, it will be fined the equivalent of 77,000 euros. The court also seized 30,000 copies of the group’s free magazine, which had a cartoon of the mayor on the cover. Nonetheless, Bahia appeal court judge João Olegário Monção Caldas quashed the sentence four days later in the name of free speech. The case has a political background. Metrópole chairman Mário Kertész was himself Salvador’s mayor twice (1979-1981 and 1986-1989), and he has never hesitated to use his media to settle personal scores with his successor, whom he calls the “unspeakable one” in his blog.On 15 June, a court in the southeastern state of São Paulo banned Folha de Vinhedo, a weekly based in the city of Vinhedo, from publishing an interview in which Paulo Cabral, the Vinhedo municipal government’s former legal secretary, accused various local officials and businessmen of corruption. The ban was requested by two businessmen named in the interview, Rogério Sanches Cunha and Osias Daudt, and a local judge, Herivelto Araújo Godoy, whose lawyer said Cabral was “under the influence of alcohol” when he gave the interview. Ruling that the interview would “sully the credibility of the Vinhedo judicial authorities and prosecutor’s office,” judge Ana Lúcia Xavier Goldman ordered “preventive censorship” of the newspaper on 1 and 15 June. She also preemptively ordered a fine of about 200 euros for each copy of the newspaper published in violation of the ban.On 4 March, São Paulo state judge Maria Isabel Caponero Cogan issued an ordered preventing privately-owned TV Record from broadcasting an investigative report implicating Itaquaquecetuba mayor Armando Tavares Filho in alleged corruption and illegal enrichment.On 9 February, a court in the southern state of Santa Catarina banned the Gazeta de Joinville daily newspaper from mentioning the names of Joinville mayor Marco Tebaldi, his wife and Taiza Thomsen, a former Miss Brazil, after it referred to an alleged affair between the mayor and the former beauty queen. The “preventive censorship” order was accompanied by a preemptive fine of 774 euros for each day it violated the ban. News Reports Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the growing number of local court orders imposing “preventive censorship” on news media. The orders are often requested by politicians, for whom they are handy way to avoid criticism, but they pose a danger to freedom of expression. BrazilAmericas BrazilAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more June 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Free expression threatened by increase in court-ordered “preventive censorship” Help by sharing this information to go further News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America RSF_en Follow the news on Brazil Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out more April 15, 2021 Find out more
RSF_en to go further February 24, 2021 Find out more February 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation On the eve of a two-day “dead city” general strike that the opposition organized in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 8 and 9 August, the Congolese Post and Telecommunications Regulation Authority (ARPTC) asked telephone service operators, including the French company Orange, to slow down access to social networks.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns this latest violation of freedom of information by the DRC’s authoritarian government and calls on telephone operators to resist such demands in the future.Concealing protestsSlowing down access to social networks in the DRCis one of the government’s favourite methods for silencing the opposition and preventing information circulating about unwanted protests.In a letter to the CEO of Orange-DRC on 7 August, the ARPTC’s president blatantly asked Orange to “reduce message transmission capacity to the strict minimum” because of “improper use” of social networks. By this he meant opposition use of social networks for the purposes of communication.And Orange complied with the request, as many sources have confirmed to RSF. An Orange employee in the DRC told RSF: “When the government tells us ‘we’re hitting hard,’ we do it. We have no choice.” “The authorities don’t want images of abuses circulating online,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “They think: if no one see it, it didn’t happen. The problem with acting like this is that they are violating the freedom to inform. We are extremely concerned about the many cases of censorship.”Yves Nissim, the person responsible for human rights-related issues at Orange, said: “We try to resist by only responding to requests when they are official and in writing.” Orange is having to deal with a growing number of censorship requests in African countries, according to its transparency report. In many countries these requests have for a long time been made verbally and have sometimes been accompanied by threats.#OrangeIsTheNewBlackOut : RSF asks Orange to refuse requests from authoritarian regimes. This situation is absolutely unacceptable at a time when most members of the public use the Internet to get their information,” said Elodie Vialle, the head of RSF’s Journalism and Technology Desk. “For this reason, we ask operators such as Orange to respect their obligations and to assume their responsibility not transgress against democracy. By resisting. Really resisting.”Telephone operators comply with orders from governments because it is in their economic interest but they are nonetheless not exempt from all responsibility.In a conflict between the need to satisfy the clients who pay them and the desire not to lose their operating licence by upsetting the government, companies such as Orange end up accommodating authoritarian regimes and thereby become the instruments of online repression. “Digital Detox” to keep the opposition in checkThe Congolese government asks operators to reduce access speeds to prevent the circulation of unfavourable information and above all to prevent people from uploading photos and video to social networks. In his letter, the ARPTC’s president said he wanted to limit the circulation of images on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Google+ and even the dating site Badoo.When asked by RSF, New Technology minister Emery Okundji said the government was concerned about “images that distort the truth and incite violation” and “disturb public order.” This former opposition politician turned ally of the regime’s authoritarian methods also denied that this constituted real censorship inasmuch as access is just slowed down “temporarily.”Imaginary disturbance of public order “There is no disturbance of public order, just state-organized deception,” said Jonas Tshiombela, the coordinator of New Congolese Civil Society, a human rights group. “After all, the Congolese are paying for this service.”The Internet cuts and slow-downs are also having a not-insignificant impact on the country’s economy, inasmuch as they force entire sectors to suspend operations.But real censorshipWhat the government wants is for no one to see demonstrations of popular discontent and support for the opposition’s demand for elections.Eighteen journalists were briefly detained while covering demonstrations in Kinshasa, Goma and Bukavu on 31 July to demand the publication of an election calendar. Two journalists, Amadi Ngilima and Cosmos Bafwandongo, were arrested by the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) in Uvira, in Sud-Kivu province, on 8 August “for wanting to film the dead-city protest.”Under the current constitution, Joseph Kabila, the DRC’s president since 2001, should have stood down at the end of his second term on 19 December 2016. Under an agreement reached with the opposition, elections are supposed to be held by the end of 2017 but the authorities have yet to publish an electoral calendar and keep on finding new reasons to postpone them.The situation has been worsening steadily for the past decade in the DRC, which is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF points out that one of the ways to bypass this kind of censorship may be to use a VPN or the Tor Browser. News News News Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesOnline freedoms Freedom of expressionInternet February 16, 2021 Find out more Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Help by sharing this information Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesOnline freedoms Freedom of expressionInternet Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo News Receive email alerts August 10, 2017 Orange must resist DRC government’s censorship requests
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– In-person recruiting events may be canceled, but we can’t afford to stop connecting talented job seekers and employers, especially in the healthcare industry. That’s why the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) has partnered with Tallo to host a “Hiring for Heroes” virtual job fair this week through the South Carolina Future Makers initiative. On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, more than a dozen hospitals and healthcare organizations from around South Carolina will join a virtual job fair hosted on Ping by Tallo to connect with job seekers from around the country. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005131/en/ Job seekers can participate in the SCHA Hiring for Heroes virtual job fair for free and will have the chance to connect with a broad range of hospitals and healthcare organizations, including MUSC Health, McLeod Health, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, and Tidelands Health. Collectively, the participating employers will be hiring for hundreds of open positions. There are over 1.3 million users on the Tallo platform, and more than 33,000 users throughout the state of South Carolina have self-reported that they’re interested in a career in the health sciences. “SCHA is thrilled to work with state partners and Tallo to host this virtual job fair. The ‘Hiring for Heroes’ event will be a tool for member hospitals to use to showcase career opportunities in hospitals and to immediately connect with qualified job seekers,” said Lara Hewitt, Vice President, Workforce & Member Engagement, SCHA. “This is what collaboration between state partners and state health systems can look like: recruiting the best people via the latest technology for amazing careers in our healthcare facilities.” Job seekers and healthcare employers will connect through the web-based app Ping by Tallo. To get started, participants will answer a few short questions about their interests and qualifications, and then they’ll be presented with a list of possible “matches.” Job seekers and recruiters can evaluate their unique match scores, (which are on a scale from 1 to 100, with higher scores indicating a better fit), and decide if they want to reach out to initiate a conversation through real-time chat functionality. Since Ping’s launch in mid-2020, there have been over 23,000 conversations initiated between students and job seekers connecting to colleges and companies on Ping. Over 7,600 talent participants and 160+ colleges, companies, and organizations have attended the events from around the country. “We can’t let in-person event cancellations get in the way of connecting job seekers with the healthcare jobs that so desperately need to be filled,” said Casey Welch, CEO and Co-founder of Tallo. “Healthcare workers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have a community of skilled young workers who are ready to step up and help.” For more information or to register for the career fair, visit: https://scfuturemakers.com/schahiring/ About the South Carolina Hospital Association The South Carolina Hospital Association is committed to making South Carolina one of the nation’s healthiest states by helping our hospitals and health systems provide the best care possible. We advocate for sound healthcare policies and legislation, facilitate collaboration to tackle problems that none of us could solve alone, find and share innovations and best practices, and provide data, education and business solutions to help our members better serve their patients and communities. SCHA is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1921 to serve as the collective voice of the state’s hospital community. Today, it comprises approximately 100 member hospitals and health systems and 900 personal members. About Tallo Tallo is the first online app that assists students in designing a career pathway, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline. Through a mobile digital portfolio, over one million students (age 13+) and professionals showcase their skills and abilities, receive personalized career guidance, match with over $20 billion in scholarships, and get directly connected with post-secondary institutions and companies looking for the next generation of talent. With Ping, Tallo’s event-focused web app designed to match students with employers and postsecondary institutions of interest, Tallo makes it even easier for the right people to connect at the right time – whether in-person or online. For more information, visit www.tallo.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005131/en/ CONTACT: Joanne Johnson Director of Communications, Tallo M) 703-851-6210 O) 855-765-7836 x727 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA SOUTH CAROLINA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EDUCATION HEALTH HOSPITALS HUMAN RESOURCES UNIVERSITY SOURCE: Stride, Inc. 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Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Suspicious object in Derry declared a hoax HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDerry police investigate lead theft from Longtower churchNext articleKenny Shiels to meet McCormack today admin By admin – November 20, 2015 Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Google+ A suspicious object left on Derry’s Strand Road last night has been declared a hoax, but a security alert is continuing.The cordon has been reduced down to a part of Asylum Road between Queen Street and Strand Road and nearby residents who had been evacuated remain out of their homes at present.Police say the security alert began with the discovery of a suspicious object in Bayview Terrace shortly before 10.30pm last night, just a few hours after Christmas lights had been switched on in the city.The object was examined by army experts, who have declared it a hoax.However, the PSNI say further daylight searches are required and will be commencing this morning.They’ve also confirmed they are investigating a possible link between the alert and a vehicle hijacking in Quarry Street at around 10pm.DUP MLA Gary Middleton is hopeful the alert will end within a few hours……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/middletonhoax.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal
Twitter Carthy confirms he is seeking European support in development of Malin Head Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Twitter Previous articleHighlandTV: Ulster Final Preview with Rory GallagherNext articleMeeting to take place over retention for Donegal’s island fire fighters admin Google+ WhatsApp By admin – July 16, 2016 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy has confirmed he is seeking national and European support for the development of Malin Head.He is also urging relevant bodies to secure part of the 125 million euro which has been set aside for capital investment which is available from now until 2020.The funding would contribute towards the on-going project to provide better facilities in the area.Mr. Carthy’s comments come following his meeting with Failte Ireland in Letterkenny yesterday, which focused on the tourist potential of Malin Head.He also outlines the importance of all Donegal Oireactas members to work together on this project:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/carthyweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North
Top StoriesSupreme Court Requires States/UTs To Furnish Details Of Financial Stability Of Parents/Guardians Of Children ‘Restored’ In Pandemic Mehal Jain1 Feb 2021 1:48 AMShare This – xIn the wake of the risks of trafficking etc, the Supreme Court on Monday required the state governments/Union Territories to provide information in 2 weeks about the financial stability of the families of those children who were restored to their parents/guardians from the Child Care Institutions on account of the COVID situation.The bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao noted that in view…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn the wake of the risks of trafficking etc, the Supreme Court on Monday required the state governments/Union Territories to provide information in 2 weeks about the financial stability of the families of those children who were restored to their parents/guardians from the Child Care Institutions on account of the COVID situation.The bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao noted that in view of the improving situation relating to the pandemic, some states have reopened schools. On account of the same, there might be movement from the parental homes where the children were restored during the pandemic back to the Child Care Institutions. The bench noted the submission Amicus Curiae Gaurav Agarwal, in reference to the affidavit filed by the state of Tamil Nadu, that 9852 families, out of the 33892 families to which the children were restored, are financially unstable.”There is a need for finding out the financial stability of parents/guardians to whom children were restored from the Child Care Institutions due to the pandemic. The state government and the Union Territories are required to gather this information from the social welfare department and other authorities about the present position relating to children in the Child Care Institutions and those who are still with their parents/guardians. The state government/Union Territories shall provide information about the financial stability of the families of those children who were restored to the parents/guardians from the Child Care Institutions in two weeks”, directed the bench.”If the children have gone to their parents/guardians during COVID, are they being sent back to the CCIs now? In view of the fast-changing scenario as regards the pandemic, what is the present position as regards the children going back to the CCIs?”, asked Justice Rao. “When children are brought into the Child Care Institutions, not all of them are brought in as ‘juveniles’- some of them are in need of care, some are victims, some are orphans. It is the responsibility of the Child Welfare Committees to find out why they had come in the first place and if they can be restored. There is always a pre-existent condition of sending the children to the Child Care Institutions. So the restoration may not be an across-the-board policy. There has to be some filtering mechanism. The student cannot be pushed back to their parents or where they had come from. They might be subjected to a risk of trafficking otherwise”, observed Justice Ravindra Bhat.Justice Bhat proceeded to clarify that the restoration in the present case was not one contemplated under the statutory framework of the Juvenile Justice Act per se, but the children had been sent back to their parents/guardians during the pandemic on account of the risk of infection which living in such clusters posed and also because, on account of the lock down, the employees of these institutions were also unable to come and cater to them. “But now the underlying concern is of why they had been brought to the Child Care Institutions in the first place”, pointed out Justice Bhat.The 2015 JJ Act envisages that every child in the juvenile justice system shall have the right to be re-united with his family at the earliest and to be restored to the same socio- economic and cultural status that he was in, before coming under the purview of this Act.Mr. Agarwal pointed out that as of June, 2020, 148788 children had been restored from the CCIs to their parents/guardians. “They are shrugging off the responsibility. The government is financing them, they cannot divest the responsibility in such manner”, observed Justice Bhat.Accordingly, the bench required the states and the Union Territories to furnish the position as to the children who had been restored to their parents/guardians during the pandemic and how many of them have been sent back to the CCIs. The bench also required the state governments and the Union Territories to furnish information relating to the vacancy positions in the Child Welfare Committees and Juvenile Justice Boards in two weeks.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Home » News » Agencies & People » Barclays awards two online lettings ‘disruptors’ with start-up gongs previous nextAgencies & PeopleBarclays awards two online lettings ‘disruptors’ with start-up gongsBoth James Davis of Upad and Midlands firm brightLET are lauded by bank in its annual awards.Nigel Lewis17th October 201701,774 Views Two property firms are winners within this year’s Barclays Entrepreneur Awards including Upad founder and landlord James Davis (pictured, right), who was named Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year for the London region, and proptech firm brightLET, which during an earlier heat won Best Innovative Start-Up for the Midlands.The Upad award somewhat stretches the definition of a start-up business – Upad Ltd was incorporated in April 2008 – but a spokesperson told The Negotiator that the gong was awarded by the award’s panel of judges for its high-growth credentials instead. The judges included Cambridge Judge Business School, The Sunday Times, investment firm MMC Ventures and Barclays.The bank said James received the award because he had been the “driving force behind Upad’s phenomenal growth over the last two years”, commending him on the way he had “identified, and capitalised upon, a market opportunity”.“From day one, Upad was intended as a disruptor within the residential lettings market,” James said after the ceremony.“As a landlord myself I had witnessed how fragmented the market had become and felt sure that there was scope for significant improvement.“Upad was, therefore, born out of a belief that innovative and bespoke technology could more effectively deliver the services and products which had previously only been available via traditional high-street letting agents – and importantly, at a fraction of the cost.“It is, therefore, fantastic to be recognised in this way, alongside other entrepreneurs shaking up the sectors in which they operate.”North London-based Upad was founded in 2007 and says that last year it helped rent 10,000 properties and that it has 12,000 landlords on its books.Ahmed Ahmed, Relationship Manager, High Growth and Entrepreneurs Team at Barclays, says: “Selecting only a small number of regional winners from hundreds of entries is a huge undertaking and each of them play a vital role in adding value to the economy by creating employment and generating wealth.“Barclays is proud to support businesses such as this and to be the banking partner to some of the most innovative businesses in the UK.”The second winner, brightLET, was founded last year by businessman Camran Khan (pictured, left), and is a cloud-based property management and lettings solution for landlords who choose to manage their rental properties and tenancies online, directly with their tenants and tradespeople, cutting out agents.Read James’s blog on online agents.james davis barclays entrepreneur awards entrepreneur of the year upad October 17, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Last week I was happily surprised to receive a friend request on Facebook from Jonathan, an ex-student of a pre-vocational class I taught in 2001. My best teaching experience happened with his class where I was in charge of 25+ students who had failed the mainstream education system after six years of formal schooling.Learning to read and write is the most powerful skill a child acquires during his first few years of school and I was shocked to discover that more than half of those students were unable to write their own name at the age of 11.Our world is home to 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24.Yet, today, education remains inaccessible for millions of children around the world. More than 72 million children of primary education age do not have access to basic education, vital to their intellectual and social development.Dell believes that access to education and technology is not a luxury, but a human right and we work hand-in-hand with non-profit organisations around the world to ensure that quality education reaches all. How does it work?At the heart of our Legacy of Good plan is a commitment to community service, where employees who volunteer become part of the greater plan for change. There are plenty of exciting initiatives that are improving children’s quality of life and their access to community resources in remote villages and rural populations around the world. Our programs would not be complete without adventure!Last year, Dell Ireland partnered with Mellon Educate, an Irish-based African development charity to create an effective, nurturing environment for local children to continue their education in Masiphumelele, a township outside of Cape Town with about 40,000 people. Due to extremely poor classroom conditions, Ukhanyo Primary School positioned far from the developed tourism hotspots of South Africa, was selected for support.Each volunteer had to raise €4,500 to cover building materials, flights and accommodation; however Dell helped reach that goal by matching donations volunteers and other employees made.The classrooms, consisting mainly of portacabins, were unsafe for the children to learn in. With classes of close to 50 children and just 40 staff members in total, there were many challenges at Ukhanyo Primary School that needed to be addressed for the increasing number of children enrolling in the school.With the help of 260 volunteers, Tammy Nicholas, Chris Willoughby, Dara OCoisdealbha and Emma Lonergan from Dell Financial Services put their hands to good work and changed the lives of 1,700 young boys and girls. They had been able to address some of these issues at the school through the construction of 11 permanent classrooms, 10 hygienic toilets, a kitchen and 2 playgrounds.Wanting to do something constructive with his holidays, Chris Willoughby got involved in this project, dedicating his time bringing global issues into his worldview.“It’s hard work – getting up before 6 am each day for a full day of work on a building site,” he said. “As a volunteer you can find yourself doing all sorts of work, from wheeling concrete for foundations, laying blocks, plastering, tiling roofs and floors to plumbing sinks and toilets and building toilet cubicles.”So why build a school?“As Nelson Mandela said ‘Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world’,” he shared.Emma Lonergan has now visited South Africa three times and is hitting the road again with Tammy Nicholas.“Mellon Educate not only supports the building blitz, but also a 2 year teacher mentoring and training program in each renovated school, focusing on literacy and numeracy,” she said. “A previously renovated school in the area has already won an award for substantial improvement in mathematics.We get updates on the schools from the charity, and it’s encouraging to see dramatic results.”The culture will be different on their next trip. They are expected to work hard and be present physically and mentally for all activities. They will get hot, dirty and bug-bitten along the way, but their contribution will transform the community and they will return home with another life-changing experience.