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December 17, 2020
A child walks over a wooden bridge in a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar

The definition of ‘freedom’ is ‘the power or right to act, speak or think as one wants’; in other words, freedom of choice, freedom of speech, or freedom of movement. Relatively speaking, most of us in the UK are fortunate to have access to freedom, and more often than not, take it for granted. It […]

December 4, 2020
A red banner decorated with white stars reads 'The Big Church Sing Christmas Special'

‘The thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices’ The magic of this line, from O Holy Night,  moved me to tears the other night. I was sitting up late, at my desk, quadruple-checking the subtitles for The Big Church Sing – Christmas Special (which aired on Advent Sunday – if you missed it, you can catch […]

November 19, 2020
Flag of Haiti

Across the globe, All We Can, together with the Methodist Church in Britain, have been walking alongside the most vulnerable as they seek to combat the effects of coronavirus. As we approach the end of a difficult year, the Methodist family remains committed to providing essential support for the most marginalised communities. In July, we […]

November 17, 2020
A girl stands against a green, forested backdrop. She is in a red and white striped school uniform, smiling at the camera.

‘Every person’s potential fulfilled.’ Today, we celebrate World Children’s Day. This day has deep significance as it marks when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). The rights of children matter. It is an easy statement to agree […]

October 26, 2020
Manato, dressed in a yellow Sari, sits cross legged opposite an employee of one of All We Can's local partners in India

In the last of our blog series exploring All We Can’s values, Philanthropy Manager Jaipreet Kaur explores what integrity means to her.  ‘Always help others. Be selfless, honest and take accountability. Do the right thing even when others aren’t looking, and always learn from your mistakes.’ This is what I call integrity. This is what […]

October 12, 2020
A woman dressed in blue bends over, inspecting crops in a dusty field.

Disaster Risk Reduction – the ways in which we can work with local communities to identify and reduce vulnerability, and find solutions that prevent or mitigate the negative impact of both natural and man-made hazards on human life and assets – is a fundamental component of Sustainable Development. A ‘natural disaster’ is not a natural […]

October 1, 2020
A teacher wearing a green jacket points to a blackboard in a classroom in Malawi. A group of girls watch attentively, their backs to the camera.

Today, on World Teachers’ Day, we celebrate and thank teachers around the world – be they in classrooms, communities or churches. The teachers in my life are some of the most precious people to me, because they helped challenge me to become who I am today. Their words still echo down the years motivating me […]

September 30, 2020
One of All We Can's local partner staff talks to a Village Chairman in Ethiopia, standing outside a homestead with a red and teal front door.

‘Angela, join in and work alongside your aunt! One finger can’t kill lice!’ I can still remember my grandmother, Gogo Lisnet telling me in my mother tongue.  I had been watching my aunt Ines (she wasn’t that much older than me) struggle to winnow maize for the mill.  My grandmother seemed to have an adage […]

September 24, 2020
Twins Mwaiduma and Kiiza outside their home in Uganda

In the first of a series of blogs on All We Can’s values, Chief Executive Graeme Hodge talks about love songs and life-changing work. If given the category of love songs and power ballads, most of us on a Zoom quiz would probably do fairly well at naming at least a few songs and their lyrics. […]

September 9, 2020
An community groups meeting

Our nation’s attempts to do right for people facing daily, vicious, poverty around the world, face a new ‘Everest’: coronavirus. This Covid-19-driven change offers a challenge, I think, to all of us who would stand with our poverty-affected global neighbours: before you double your efforts, rethink your route.   The All We Can movement is […]

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