The Pizzeria

I opened the door, and a bell rang a cheerful tune above me. Artificial white light flooded my eyes and the crescendo of whirring ovens and men shouting to one another echoed in my ears. A man sat covered in a thick coat just to the left of the door, all sign of his humanity …

Beneath the music

I awoke from my slumber as the fairy lights were slowly coming into focus - flickering and almost out of battery due to the fact I’d put them up in the middle of November in a rush of festive excitement. A week to go, and I had already opened all the windows in my advent …

Machakos, Kenya: How former SVC student found a vocation for life…

International Citizen Service (ICS) provides overseas volunteer placements for 18-25 year olds. It is a direct way to make a difference to the lives of others. My decision to join ICS was fuelled by a desire for something different. Realising that my career goals were all around charity and voluntary work, ICS seemed to be …