Author Archives: Elizabeth Gowing

It’s not just one. A day in the life of The Ideas Partnership, Saturday 14 January 2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this blog, but my experiences in Fushe Kosove this weekend came after having a series of conversations with people where I tried to summarise the range of what The Ideas Partnership now … Continue reading

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In their shoes!

Blog by Ideas Partnership volunteer Kaltrina Kusari If you enter any store towards the end of August, you immediately see “Back to School” displays. All those colorful notebooks and backpacks lure kids in, making them believe that they really need … Continue reading

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Gjelane revisited. How have we spent the last year?

Hello! How have you been? It’s been more than a year since we’ve updated this blog (though people who’ve followed us on Facebook, where we are Theideaspartner Ship, have read about how our story’s continued). But today I bumped into … Continue reading

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Finding the words and images to say

Guest blogger: Elisabetta Iberni I still cannot say whether my first encounter with Elizabeth, in the Roma Mahalla of Mitrovica, happened by accident or by destiny. I have been working there for almost two years with Danish Refugee Council, in … Continue reading

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Registered! Gjelane’s going to school :-)

So Friday was a great day, the Hollywood shot, as the children stepped out en masse across the mahalla to claim the education that was theirs by right. But what was done at the ‘big school’ on Friday was only … Continue reading

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Virtual volunteering

Guest blog by Su Jones By day I’m a senior design manager for a high street retailer, and in my evenings and weekends I am a virtual volunteer for The Ideas Partnership, working from the UK to remotely support the fantastic work … Continue reading

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Fifty two! And shall I count in fives or tens?

Fifty two! That’s how many children came with us to be assessed for school on Friday.  Out of the 70 children who’ve been coming to classes with us for the last four months, I’d reckoned that 37 would definitely make … Continue reading

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