110214 SSBA Firewalk Challenge

SSBA's Firewalk Challenge 2011

The Scottish Spina Bifida Association (SSBA) have teamed up with Firewalking experts ‘Soulfire Limited’ to provide their supporters with the spectacular opportunity to walk across 20 feet of burning embers in this extraordinary challenge. The challenge itself is not just about walking on fire but about learning skills which you can use in everyday life, having fun with team building skills and making new friends. The Challenge takes place on March 26 in Edinburgh and runs for three hours end to end. All participants start the evening with a private, motivational, fear busting seminar, designed to equip them with the skills to walk barefoot, unharmed across 20 feet of wood embers burning at 1236 degrees Fahrenheit. Read more on the SSBA website.
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The training is based around proven motivational and psychological methods

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110210 folate advocacy campaign in Sao Paolo

IF member organisations kick-off folate advocacy campaign in Sao Paulo

APEBI president Elena Zappoli of Buenos Aires, Argentina, IF liaison officer for AEBH Rozangela Santos of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, IF board member Dr. Erwin Calgua from Guatemala and IF Secretary General Lieven Bauwens participated in a Bayer Schering Pharma Latin-American workshop on folate advocacy. IF and Bayer Schering Pharma have been teaming up in the European Union for the last 1.5 years to help prevent Neural Tube Defects and are expanding the partnership to other regions in the world. The two-day kick-off event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, brought together BSP regional and global staff and IF representatives to develop a strategy and disseminate good practice.

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Participants of the folate advocacy workshop in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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110209 volunteer and staff opportunities SHINE ireland

Your chance to SHINE - volunteer today!

Every summer Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) organises SHINE, a residential summer independence training project full of activities, challenges and fun for teenagers and young adults with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus nationwide. SHINE gives them the opportunity to develop their independence, confidence and social skills in a safe, encouraging and fun environment. There are 5 separate SHINE weeks planned in July and August 2011 in Dublin and Co. Kildare. SBHI is looking for energetic and willing volunteers and staff to join the SHINE team. Opportunities are available in areas such as Education, Health, Sports, Arts and Social Care and many more. Experience is not essential, full training will be provided. The minimum age is 18 years. The association conducts a strict screening process on all potential applicants. Read more here.
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Be a part of SHINE 2011 - a residential summer programme full of activities, challenges and fun

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