Category: Blog

The Wonders of Biodiversity

Ned Dwyer is a volunteer with Brighter Communities Worldwide. He is a freelance consultant in environmental management and climate change issues. We have invited Ned to write a blog for World […]

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2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

When I was asked early in the year to write a blog on being a nurse/midwife for World Health Day, I agreed without giving too much thought. I planned on […]

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Maria Q&A

It’s a big enough umbrella to help us all!

Maria Kidney has been involved in Brighter Communities Worldwide since its inception as co-founder and leader of the first volunteer group who travelled to Kenya in 2002. Maria works as […]

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Kenya ball 2019

Celebrating Kenya

This year’s Kenya Ball took place on Saturday, October 12th at Rochestown Park Hotel and has been described by frequent attendees as “The best one yet”. The purpose of the Kenya Ball […]

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Mountain challenge 2019

Challenged but not defeated

Hello from a slightly stiff and sore Aoife. I am the Fundraiser at Brighter Communities Worldwide and this is my first experience in organizing and partaking in the Brighter Communities […]

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Climate change in Londiani

Jambo, my name is Freya Casey, and I am going into my final year of International Development and Food Policy in University College Cork (UCC). For my third year placement […]

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019

1. What is your name and what is your role with Brighter Communities Worldwide? My name is Carol Galvin and I work as a Development Analyst in the Irish office […]

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Deirdre Clune MEP

Deirdre Clune MEP launches new strategic plan

Brighter Communities Worldwide were delighted and honoured to have Deirdre Clune MEP officiate at the launch of our new strategic plan at the Midleton Park Hotel on April 11th. Among […]

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Kenya ball 2018

A night of celebration and fundraising for our community development work in Kenya

It’s one of the biggest events in the fundraising calendar and this year’s Kenya Ball, held in Cork, Ireland was one of the best yet. Bringing together supporters, friends and […]

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Walking without a purpose – Mountain Challenge – August 2018

Everyone walks in Kenya – it’s the only way to get from A to B in many parts of the area where we work, which is in the mountains and […]

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Blog from Harambee volunteer Kevin O Callaghan – July 2018

Kevin O Callaghan is studying International Development and Food Policy at UCC and is on placement with us at our office in Ireland. Kev is just back from Kenya where […]

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One the ground experiences from our uni student volunteers

Brighter Communities Worldwide currently have a team of volunteers in Kenya who as it happens are all students from University College Cork. We have 4 medical students on placement as […]

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