Value.Worth.Dignity


You are Crucial

April 11, 2017 Madlug Blog

How do you start a movement without people who care? How do you make people feel valued if there's no one there saying it and showing it? How do you give a bag if no one is willing to buy a bag? You don't! People are what makes Madlug awesome!   It's not a company made up of directors, it's not a company that is reliant on just one person. Rather it is a company that has over 3000 supporters and 1000 backpackers who want to make a difference. You are crucial.    3000 of you follow us on Facebook,...


WORTH | Young people in poverty

March 28, 2017 Madlug Blog

  Children living in the poorest areas are at least ten times more likely to be taken into care or put on a child protection plan than those from the wealthiest areas, a study finds. The research found about 1 child in every 60 was in care in the most deprived parts of England, compared with 1 in 660 in the most affluent places.The study also found that there were fewer services which could intervene early to support families, particularly in the most deprived areas.   " The income of parents does not define the worth of young people; all...


(Don't) Imagine

March 15, 2017 Madlug Blog

  It seems to be that Spring has finally arrived to Northern Ireland! I’m sure that some of us have been feeling the sudden burst of inspiration to book a Spanish holiday at the sheer sight and warmth of the sun. But as I was walking today and enjoying the nice weather, I thought to myself ‘Imagine if I was carrying a black bin bag today?’  It’s not a nice thought. But seriously, that’s a reality that some young people have to go through every day. Perhaps you find it hard to identify with what this might feel like. You...


Madlug Stories: Dignity, not Bin Bags

March 01, 2017 Madlug Blog

  During the summer I was a senior counselor at a camp in America for underprivileged kids. Some of the children came from poor families, and some were growing up in the care system. The camp would provide sheets or items of clothing if the child had come without, which happened quite regularly. The children loved being treated like they were the most important people around for the week, and enjoyed learning bible stories and playing sports while they were campers. It was clear what the camp meant to these kids; it was more than just a holiday, it meant...


Why Buy Social?

February 15, 2017 Madlug Blog

  Here’s something I learnt that I want to pass onto you… Last week I attended the Social Enterprise Conference 2017. This conference brought together local social enterprise companies, along with politicians and leading corporate businesses to push the agenda on the importance of social value and the prominence of social enterprise businesses. What I took from the event was a better understanding of what it actually means to ‘buy socially’ and the positive impact that this has on our local and indeed global communities. This is positive impact that you are having! For those of you who don’t know,...