caitlinramrakha

Creative digital storyteller and product marketing manger hailing from Sydney, Australia. Now living, dreaming and working in New York City.

8 Goals for Africa

I thought I’d write a few World Cup themed blogs over the next few days as this global sporting event seems to have everyone talking! Whilst the 4.30am soccer games can be exciting (or perhaps disappointing!), the most exciting aspect of this year’s World Cup is that it’s Africa’s first time as the host nation, […]

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Make Poverty History Sydney Electoral Forum

Last Monday evening I attended a Make Poverty History Electoral Forum for the Sydney electorate. These forums are a fantastic way of giving your local members an opportunity to share their personal and their party’s views on issues such as the alleviation of poverty and climate change. They provide the public with an opportunity of […]

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OPERATION SURVIVE TO FIVE

Yesterday I had the great joy of participating in a flash mob with Vision Generation NSW. For those of you that don’t know what a flash mob is – it’s basically what it sounds like: a group of people getting together suddenly and randomly to perform some act in some busy location. Flash mobs don’t […]

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POVERTY BACK ON THE AGENDA IN AUSTRALIA

I am feeling extraordinarily proud to be an Australian today, after witnessing our Act to End Poverty being moved as a motion through the House of Representatives (Australian Federal Government). What an exciting and rewarding achievement of the Road Trip we embarked on less than a month ago! Some highlights from the 3 speeches included: […]

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Women make a powerful noise

Tonight I had the opportunity to attend the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival in Sydney, thanks to Care for providing me with free tickets! I went to see their film ‘A Powerful Noise’ which follows three women and their triumph over adversity. Hanh from Vietnam is HIV positive and struggles to fit into a society that […]

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Does aid work?

A question that causes much debate amongst scholars, government leaders and activists alike. In my opinion, aid effectiveness results from good collaboration from the aid giver and the aid receievers. Unfortunately only a very small % (Around 8-9%) of aid is given through non-government organisations, the remainder through private institutions. The Make Poverty History Road […]

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2010 Make Poverty History Road Trip

It’s not often that you’re given the opportunity to road trip around the country with 999 other youths who are just as keen as you are about eliminating poverty, but I was blessed with this rare opportunity a couple of weeks ago. Here are a few thoughts from the road trip which I hope will […]

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