2018 January

We are distributing shoes in Uganda with the Shoe that Grows!

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Each year, Small Steps Project takes some love to the landfill for Valentine’s Day. From fingertips in our #Whereistheglove campaign last year in Paris for refugees to the tips of our toes this year, we will be doing a shoe distribution with Because International‘s The Shoe That Grows for children in Kampala’s landfill, Uganda. And even better than that, Because International are going to more than match fund each pair of shoes. We have 500 children to provide shoes for. All we…

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Lot’s Going on in Laos 2018!

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We have so much going on in Laos right now with our amazing partners Peuan Mitt from Friends international – where to begin? Well, firstly we have been working together for over 5 years now on a collaborative outreach project for the children, young people and families on Laos landfill. It’s a part-time programme with us but that’s not all Peuan Mitt does. You can find out more about all their other incredible work here. So we have a programme…

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Small Steps Project has been selected as the PATA’s Christmas charity!

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We would like to thanks Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) UK & Ireland Chapter for selecting us as their annual charity. We are pleased to be supported by an organisation that shares interests and awareness with us, and aims to provide a responsible and fair tourism for Asia. On 14th December, trustee Johnathan Garelick was invited to PATA’s Christmas Lunch, where he could explain Small Step’s objectives and his own experience visiting the Takmao dump in Phonom Phen, Cambodia. In…

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Turning waste into compost in Battambang, Cambodia

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On our trip to Battambang to meet TKG and Comped, two NGO’s which run a nursery for kids living on the local landfill site, we also had the chance to meet a different branch of Comped. Comped also runs Social Waste Management, where they make compost from the waste produced in the local markets of Battambang. John, the manager, showed us the space. Battambang produces 162 tones of waste per day, 6 of which go to Comped to be processed as natural…

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