In whole area where we live there was just one intermediate college and girls could hardly attend that college because of the cultural context. I discussed with my friends and they agreed and we opened an intermediate college. We run college at nominal fees and teachers including myself volunteered in that college. In last ten years 500 girls have received Higher secondary education from that college, other wise most of them would have not studied beyond matriculation. Then many of them have successfully graduated from universities.
We are Global Vision International Shimoni, working on the South Coast of Kenya. Since 2006 we have been working with volunteers who come from 2 weeks to 6 months. These volunteers come from all around the world and can be anywhere between 18 and 80.
We believe education is the key to conservation.
Already over 70% of East African coastal forests have been lost and Coral reefs are under much environmental pressure. Shimoni’s natural resources are being used up fast with charcoal in huge demand and illegal ring net fishing happening more often. With habitat as well as resource loss and climate change fast becoming the biggest threat to livelihoods, it is vital for the children living on the Kenyan coast to understand the importance of their forest and ocean and wildlife that surrounds them and makes up their home. Yet, raising awareness through environmental education is not in the curriculum in most schools in the area. Most schools do not have access to relevant environmental education resources or lack the specific teaching experience to address environmental issues in class.
Luckily for the children in Shimoni, our local partners; both the schools and Kenya Wildlife Service do realise the urgency and importance of this kind of education as the foundation of local conservation. GVI volunteers, in collaboration with specialised Kenya Wildlife Service staff and rangers teach in six different schools totalling almost 200 children a week with ages ranging from six to sixteen. Volunteers succeed in raising awareness about environmental issues keeping, main focus towards getting Shimoni’s the kids excited about nature. As part of the classes volunteers have been taking the school children into the forests and marine park giving them an opportunity to be a research assistant for a day.
These school children are Kenya’s future scientists, foresters, environmental lobbyists, botanists, primatologists and zoologists. As the great filmmaker and nature educator David Attenborough once said:
“An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.”
These classes are working towards not just protecting the environment for these children but also for their grandchildren.
CYL Digital quiere participar con un evento online con el que reconocer la labor de los Voluntarios Tecnológicos que colaboran en Castilla y León.
Los Voluntarios Tecnológicos del programa de CYL Digital son personas con capacidad de ayudar, gracias a sus conocimientos, entusiasmo y solidaridad, al despegue de la alfabetización digital a colectivos con dificultad de acceso al medio sin recibir compensación económica a cambio.
Los Voluntarios Tecnológicos pretenden que Internet y las nuevas tecnologías no sólo dejen de crear nuevas barreras socioculturales sino que sean el medio por el que romper las existentes. Contribuyen a reducir la desigualdad en el acceso a las nuevas tecnologías, ayudando a que más personas tengan conocimiento de ciertos recursos que puedan mejorar su calidad de vida.
El evento se realizará a partir de las 09:30 y se podrá seguir tanto a través de Internet como asistiendo presencialmente en los Espacios CYL Digital repartidos por todas las capitales de Castilla y León, en ambos casos de acceso libre para todos los ciudadanos y organizaciones.
Sigue el evento en directo a través del siguiente enlace http://cyldigital-voluntariado.es/
La campagne de la Journée Internationale des Volontaires a débuté aujourd'hui à Goma avec un concours interscolaire, intitulé ''Volontaires en Herbe''. Le concours oppose 8 écoles secondaires de la ville de Goma qui s'affrontent pendant toute la semaine sur des questions de culture générale, droits de l'homme, environnement, genre, etc. L'objectif de ce concours est de promouvoir la citoyenneté active et l'engagement civique auprès des jeunes de Goma. Venez encourager les élèves à la salle Tam Tam scolaire jusqu'à jeudi. Ne ratez pas la Grande Finale ce vendredi 5 décembre au Foyer Culturel des Jeunes de Goma.
- buscamos una mejor calidad de vida de las familias gestionando el apoyo a sus integrantes, especialmente los más desfavorecidos y desvalidos. Nos interesamos en la salud, educación, inserción social, vivienda y sustentabilidad económica.
-Fundación Familiar seeks a better quality of life for families managing support for its members, especially the most disadvantaged and helpless. We are interested in health, education, social inclusion, housing and economic sustainability.
Providing Stationery and Educational Material for Local Orphanage and Get Dinner with Children.
We are a group of four, going international to make the world more colourful under the name of "World Arts Connected".
We want to address social issues using every form of art and teach the next generations that, event hough they may not be ablrìe to change the world, they can change their lives.
I and my friend started giving education to poor children in my town who are unable to get education from school. I helped them through my pocket money to buy books and we gave them note books and stationary also. Now they can read and write ;
I was pleased to be part in one of the most interesting projects, an International Youth Training Course, organised by IDA TEAM. The name of the project was “Active Youth Participation” and took place in Bansko, Bulgaria from 13th -21st September 2013.
It was an international youth training course that gave the opportunity to 35 young people (youth workers, youth leaders, facilitators, activists, trainers) to develop their understanding of necessary conditions for youth participation and to increase their understanding of youth participation in its different dimensions: decision making, youth policy lobbying, NGYO’s programmes & activities.
The participants experienced typical challenges in youth participation projects and coaching groups of young people.
The project was organized by International Development Alliance, Bulgaria in partnership with 8 European youth organizations from the following countries: Romania, Estonia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Hungary, Greece, United Kingdom, Spain.
The aim of the training course was to improve the quality of youth participation projects in European countries by developing young people and youth workers competences in the field of project management and youth participation trough non-formal education training. The training course “Active Youth Participation” was realized with the financial support of the European Commission, "Youth in Action" Programme, Action 4.6. We spent 8 lovely days in Bansko, at Green Wood Hotel, with people from different countries and cultures, exchanging our experiences and working together in groups. We shared our good practices, opinions, educational tools, materials related to youth participation projects. We had the opportunity to design a youth participation project to implement as a follow-up of the training and worked with concrete tools and criteria to assess quality in participative projects.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of most non-profit organizations and ANNISAA ORGANIZATION OF CANADA is no exception. Since our incorporation in March 2012, we would not have achieved the success we have had without the many dedicated volunteers who have offered their time, skills, and resources. ANNISAA ORGANIZATION OF CANADA offers a variety of volunteer opportunities including; administrative support, contributing to our newsletter, committee work, fundraising/special event coordination or organizing events. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to people of all ages. We invite anyone with an interest in their community to give us a call. BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING INCLUDE:
- The good feeling of making a tangible difference
- Training in office duties, community issues and communications
- Volunteer hours for university co-op programs, high school or social programs
We currently require volunteers to do administrative work, such as making telephone calls and faxing documents. We also require volunteers interested in representing ANNISAA ORGANIZATION OF CANADA during events and/or distributing literature. Volunteers who would like to perform research on a particular topic, work on community development or help out with fundraising initiatives are also welcome.