Gen Connection: the secondary school project fighting loneliness among senior members of the community


Students at Greater Shepparton Secondary College have spent their time away from classrooms during COVID lockdown tackling loneliness among senior members of their community, with an initiative called Gen Connection.  Image source: Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project  This is Shepparton’s Story of Gratitude for its inspiring educators and students helping combat senior citizen loneliness.  In any given year, around one in 10 people experience a period of loneliness and unfortunately, senior citizens are usually at the forefront. With the

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Tourists of Sri Lanka


Each year 1.4 billion international trips are taken by tourists to every corner of the globe. It is an incredible movement of people, allowing travellers to appreciate places previously unknown, undertake cross-cultural exchange, and bring humanity closer together. But with so many people away from home, when the COVID crisis struck and borders were closed,

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The Nurses of London


The great city of London and its residents have been as hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as anywhere in the world. For the bulk of the city’s population, this has meant spending a considerable amount of the year at home, doing their part to help stop the spread. But for some of London’s most

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Prahran’s Community Pantry


At first, it was seen as something off in the distance still an arm’s length away. But as the month of March rolled on, what had become known as the COVID-19 pandemic was now a daily reality for every citizen of the globe. As positive cases spread from one country to the next, reaching closer

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