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"They need someone willing to sit beside them"

Jennifer, Francine, and Princess talk about their experience visiting the Philippine National School for the Blind in Pasay City. They went with a group of 40 women from Linang Center and Punlaan School (Manila, Philippines).

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COP@20, celebrating 20 years of service!

Strathmore University's Community Outreach Program (COP), under the Community Service Centre, this year hits its 20 year mark. A big year, worthy of celebration!

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From Asturias to Kinshasa: the work of a dentist in Congo

Dr. Ignacio Martínez, a stomatologist, who lives in Oviedo and has his practice in Avilés, has been collaborating with Monkole Hospital in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, since August 2016. He usually stays in Kinshasa for a month, during his holiday leave, to do a social work that has been awarded by the Asturias Dentists Association.

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What is a balanced life?: Season Two of LoveTalks

On 22 April, the second season of LoveTalks, a digital series from the IFFD (International Federation for Family Development), premieres under the slogan "Balanced Life" where experts from around the world will offer ideas and experiences on how to integrate all aspects of life.

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Badjao Women Turning the Tide

In January 2023, a group of Badjao women completed a skills training course at the Banilad Center for Professional Development, a technical-vocational school established by members of Opus Dei in Cebu, Philippines, to improve their job prospects and support their families. Now they hope to start a bakery business.

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Living the Faith in a Post-Pandemic World

On 8 December, PAREF will hold the 3rd Jesus-Centered Life International Conference (JCL 2022), which will revolve around the theme, “Holy and Heroic: The Courage to be Catholic”

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"Red dirt, deadly animals and desolate landscapes"

"It was surreal experience to travel to the heart of the country." Francis Gonzaga, a student from Warrane College in Sydney, reflects on his experience at a volunteer work camp in Alice Springs, Australia.

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Be to Care: Brainstorming Before the Centenary of Opus Dei

Looking toward the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Opus Dei (2028-2030), the centenary committee invited professionals working in social initiatives inspired by St. Josemaría or encouraged by his teachings to meet and share their experiences.

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20th Anniversary of Harambee: Social Innovators for a World in Crisis

Harambee launches a symposium on experimental designs to tackle current global crises. The symposium convokes individuals from different fields and marks the beginning of concrete initiatives around the centenary of Opus Dei, founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá, whose teachings and message inspired Harambee.

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Chipping Away at Poverty: One Graduate at a Time

Each year, Banilad School in the Philippines sees young girls leave its halls, brimming with hope, looking forward to bringing a bright future to their families and to become valuable contributors to the food, hotel, and restaurant service sectors.

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