Cater's Choice

This week, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman visit two Unicef projects in Africa, while BBC Radio 2 tells the story of two British aid workers kidnapped in Chechnya.

TV - Those who follow the motorcycling adventures of McGregor and Boorman can catch up with them on the Community Channel on Sunday in Ewan And Charley - A Road Less Travelled. The boys take time out from their journey across Africa to visit Unicef projects - a landmine-awareness project in Ethiopia, a reintegration programme for abducted children in northern Uganda and an Aids orphan centre in Malawi.

Fair trade, poverty and sweatshop labour can be difficult subjects to get across, so well done to BBC Three series Blood, Sweat And T-Shirts, under way on Tuesdays. It takes six young people to confront the issues, living and working alongside Indian workers picking cotton or sewing clothes for British firms for 15 hours a day at a merciless pace.

Radio - Thursday's Theme Time Radio Hour With Bob Dylan on BBC Radio 2 takes Rich Man, Poor Man as its subject and mixes the likes of Tony Bennett's Rags To Riches with On The Nickel by Tom Waits and Freddie King's The Welfare.

Also on Thursday, on the World Service, Recycling In Mumbai visits the Dharavi slum to examine its role as the city's centre for rubbish re-use and the potential impact of redevelopment plans. From Monday, Radio 4's book of the week - The Sky Is Always There: Surviving A Kidnap In Chechnya - retells the story of British aid workers Camilla Carr and Jon James, who survived 14 months in captivity. Also starting on Monday is the four-part World Service series How Crime Took On The World, in which Misha Glenny charts the explosion of international crime.

Funding - The Innovation Exchange has £200,000 up for grabs in two Festivals of Ideas in London to help charities and social enterprises find new supporters and develop innovative solutions in the fields of independent living on 30 April and excluded young people on 7 May. See www.innovation-exchange.org/festivals-of-ideas.

Training - You and I need a year or more to get an MBA, but Acevo has managed to squeeze all that into a few hours. It is offering the One-Day MBA on 20 May in London. For more information on the MBA and to make an application, see www.acevo.org.uk.

- Contact Nick Cater at catercharity@yahoo.co.uk.

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