Dengue endemic in Southeast Asia

About half of the world’s population is now at risk of dengue according to the World Health Organization (WHO). A mosquito-borne viral infection, dengue causes a severe flu-like illness that is now spread across more than 125 countries. Also called the ‘break bone fever’, the dengue outbreak of 2019 is Read more…

Long live volunteerism!

On 5 December, WISE is celebrating International Volunteer Day (IVD) along with like-minded people from all over the world! A lot has been done by the WISE team toward achieving our water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) goals. As designated by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), International Volunteer Day (IVD) Read more…

Yos Panha | Faces of WISE

Panha is from Takeo/Cambodia, and is currently pursuing a masters degree in Environment Engineering, specializing in the treatment of waste, at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia. As an interviewer for WISE, he helps the team with passing on information to the villagers, interviewing and evaluating families’ situation to Read more…

Exploring Voluntourism

Developing countries like those in South-East Asia have recently transformed into a theatre: benevolent travelers and grateful locals cast as a motley crew of characters; privilege and poverty juxtaposed as the centerpiece of the set; the directors, an astounding variety of organisations offering the chance to make a difference while Read more…