Mes interventions en que volontaire remonte aux années 1996 et 1997 non seulement au cours des guerres et conflits inter ethniques dans les territoires de RUTSHURU, MASISI, LUBERO et WALIKALE en province du NORD-KIVU, mais aussi l'arrivée massive sur le sol con congolais des milliers de réfugiés rwandais précisément au NORD et au SUD-KIVU. Au cours de ces années le Nord-Kivu connait une effervescence terrible causée par nombreux groupes armés incontrôlés. En dépit de ces groupes armés dans le PARC NATIONAL DES VIRUNGA, moi Melly, je passais en apportant de l'aide aux enfants dont la malnutrition était déclaré sévère à leur endroit suite au multiple fuites dans la forêt pour se protéger contre.
Je leurs apportais les vivres et non vivres qui étaient donnés par la CARITAS BELGIQUE, CARITAS DIOCÉSAINE, FHI , FAO, ... J'avais initié la création des centres nutritionnels dont un à KIBIRIZI et un autre à KANYABAYONGA. L'opération avait durée 5 ans
En 2002 il y a irruption volcanique sur la ville de GOMA, j'avais encore travaillé comme volontaire pour la réouverture des avenues avec l'appui alimentaire de PAM en faveur des ouvriers chargés du concassage des pierres et ré tracement des avenues
Ici récement à PUNIA dans le MANIEMA, j'ai nourri une dizaine des enfants mal nourris que j'ai rencontré très affamés dans un restaurant en attendant quelque de bonne volonté pour leur venir en aide
Mon salaire actuel est-il compatible avec mon poste professionnel actuel ?
DEALING WITH THE MENACE OF CHILD LABOR AND ABUSE IN AFRICA
Child abuse poses serious danger and harm to the wellbeing of the society. every time it occurs, a child is abused through brutal torturing, malicious exposure, child trafficking, criminal assault, starvation, street begging and hawking and child prostitution. The profile of child abuse keeps rising and statistics have shown that most incidents of child abuse go unreported . Children are God's gift and blessing and should not be made to surffer or be exposed to willful assault, illtreats, neglets depriving them of survival and growth to become good citizens of the country. some surfer unreasonably severe corporal punishment, children have been dying because of negligence, some girls through reckless relationships and their babies abandoned. every child has the right to quality education and should be compulsory thereby, it should be free at elementary stages, education equips the child with knowledge that are useful in economic and social developent of a country.
I will like to humbly apeal all government in africa, especially Ghana, Nigeria and west africa at large, NGO's and other agencies concerned to insist on total eradication prohibiting human trafficking and child labor labor and abuse.
I do my best to educate both young and old in school and in the streets on the importance of Education to both human, economic and social development. Thank you for the opportunity. God bless you all. From ADOKPELA JOHN SUNDAY.
Volunteering with Uwezo Uganda; (an East African initiative aimed at improving quality of learning). I do volunteer to administer tests in literacy and numeracy to children of ages 6-16 at households in order to promote citizen participation in their children's learning.
I would not be who I am without my community, therefore I must give back to others freely. The rewards of volunteering always outweigh the efforts. I have volunteered at home in Canada, and abroad, in countries such as Haiti, Brazil and Switzerland. Every experience has brought me a sense of purpose and a wealth of knowledge that is invaluable. As a great Canadian once said: "To live a lot, you gotta give a lot. To give a lot, you gotta be part of." The only way to know is to do. So volunteer. It will change your life.
ça fait 9 ans que je suis volontaire en faveur des populations plus démunies dans les trois provinces dont le nord et le sud kivu et actuellement le maniema/RDC. j'abandonne ma femme et mes 3 enfants 6 à 10 mois durant suite aux interventions à vocation humanitaire, interventions planifiées et programmées par l'ong (whh/aaa) où j'exerce l'action volontariste. j'ai toujours quitté ma famille lorsque mon épouse Nelly KAVIRA KALUNGERO est enceinte et je retourne quand elle a déjà accouché et très souvent les enfants me fouillent car non habitué à leur papa. C'est grâce à leur âge qu'ils me connaissent parfaitement car ils ont grandi dont le premier 10 ans et le dernier 6 ans. A part ça, le mode de vie dans les villages (logement busard, restauration déplorable, encadrement médiocre par mon patron, insécurité, mode des voyages,...) tous ceux ci j'accepte et ça ne ferra en aucun cas objet de lamentation. Sauf que mon épouse que j'aime bien menace me retirer de cet état de chose pour rester à coté d'elle de manière permanente et ensemble éduquer nos enfants.
Par rapport aux coutumes (mentalités des populations bénéficiaires de nos interventions), il faut vraiment être véritable volontaire pour en faire face,
Par rapport à l'environnement, nous vivons actuellement dans la foret où nous avons érigé un campement sans eau potable, sans distraction, trop de rivières qu'il faut traverser avec des pirogues non motorisés,...
Quant au climat, c"est vraiment tempéré par rapport à moi qui suis de Goma/Nord-Kivu.
Dans tout ça mon bilan socio-économique est zéro car non évolué.
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH NETWORK (IYN)
SEEKING MOTIVATED AND PASSIONATE VOLUNTEERS,
We Recently setup an International Youth Network (IYN) for assisting youth in getting there opportunities and providing them awareness about coming events related to youth.
Objectives of IYN:
§ Giving them awareness and information about coming opportunities from all over the world through newly under process worldwide volunteer network.
§ Assisting youth fellows about providing regional information’s through our regional volunteers related to their desired opportunities.
§ A platform for my youth fellows where they can get information about most of the world coming events related to youth, which will eventually provide youth a motivation to help their community and getting leadership skills in playing their role.
§ A platform which will also provide benefits to volunteers in making social networking in between volunteers from different regions and also by providing them appropriate opportunities in achieving their goals while giving them leadership and team building skills.
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Sustainable development achieve its goal when there is proper volunteering.such as Bangladesh is a poor country.Almost all people are always busy for collecting money and food. There is no assurance for job.For why student/men always feel frustrate. If the govt. the govt. assure them for job and food,they have to be happy.So volunteering is very essential here.Only volunteering can give them advise for not frustrating .Bangladesh is over populated country.Many people pass there time for gossiping and idle.They want to do work but work is not available here.
Being one of the most active organizations in Korea that works with over 3,000 volunteers annually doing various volunteering activities, Better World has recognized the positive impact youth bring to the communities from their participation in meaningfl volunteering projects.
One of the international events Better World recently participated in was the Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), which is the largest service event in the world. It mobilizes youth around the world for service projects to effect positive community change. As part of the project, Better World brought together a group of American youth studying Korean and the culture to one of the village called the Yangdong village in the historic city of Gyeongju that was designated as one of the eleven World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO in 2010.
After its designation, tourists would come into the village out of curiosity and would intrude the lives of the local villagers. These types of happenings had been creating much tension between the city and the local people that reside in the village. In addition, there were some local people that spoke out saying that the current existing introductory brochures and booklets about the village did not give accurate information about the village and had expressed some dissatisfaction.
In order to correctly represent the village to outsiders, the volunteers met with the head of the village to get an introduction of the village from an insider. A meeting session was also held with the current head of the Yi clan. Mr. Yi shared the importance of preserving the mentality of the village about the buildings and structures themselves. It was an important lesson learned as volunteers got to see how intrusive it is for tourists to flash cameras into someone’s home, for the village is not a museum but still a home to many.
From the interviews and site visits conducted, the volunteers made a poster about the village for tourists. Tasks were divided from drawing of important sites of the village to explaining about the mentality and history of the village. The time spent at the village was meaningful as the American volunteers who might not have had anything to do with the preservation of the Korean village took the initiative to get involved. With the Korean language skills they acquired, they interacted with the elders of a traditional village in the hope to make the living environment to the villagers more home than a mere tourist attraction.
Volunteering for the common good: What businesses can learn
From: The Manila Times
Published : Tuesday, June 19, 2012 00:00
Written by : BEATRIZ K. TSCHOEPKE Recently I have had close encounters with Europeans who did volunteer work in the Philippines. Their priority areas of work are in education, social work, health, and youth engagement and sport. These volunteers are mostly newly graduated high school students (Abiturienten in the case of German volunteers) who, before going to the university, take time out to do volunteer work in developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America—a practice common among students to fulfill a need for community service and social engagement, especially in the less affluent countries of the world. “That was the most memorable experience I ever had so far and I would do it again,” remarked Karen F. who worked in a center for street children in Quezon City for six months. She recalls, “There were about 20 girls in the center. The youngest is eight [years old] and the oldest is 23, but most of the girls are between the ages 10 to 17 years old. They have had traumatic experiences behind them, either they were physically or sexually abused, raped by relatives or even forced into prostitution. When I’m with them I usually do drawing and sketching sessions for an hour, teach them gymnastic exercises the next or just merely listen to their stories.” In another part of Manila, Peter C. is seen playing football with orphans Brian, Aldo and Tonio in the orphanage grounds. A week before he went back to Germany, his favorite ward Brian got adopted. “I really missed him but I’m also very happy that he finally found a family that will shower him the love, care and attention he deserves and a home he can call his own,” says Peter C. proudly. In a yet depressed area in far-flung Mindanao, Hana F. just finished giving instructions to high school students for a teambuilding activity. While in Bicol, Sonja O. is playing the guitar and singing together with children at an orphanage run by nuns. The above examples are just a few of what business organizations can do within the context of corporate social responsibility—e.g. sending employees as volunteers to communities, non-profit organizations or partner with government agencies. For the employee, volunteering can be a life-changing experience where one shares enthusiasm, time and skills while giving of oneself in a way that allows one to effect positive change. Like the student volunteers, making a difference can be as simple as sharing love and affection with orphans, or playing team-building sports with at-risk youth. Making a difference can also mean sharing specific knowledge, skills and experience one may have from years of practising one’s profession at work. But the experience extends far beyond hands-on service with many opportunities for personal transformation. And the impact of one’s service can last a lifetime for the volunteer, the community being served, and for the company as well.
I went on a short volunteer mission to help a group of coffee farmers in Guatemala to develop a small coffee roasting activity and add value to their crop to bring additional income to their cooperative. Despite the many challenges it was a genuine and rare life experience and I would definitely recommend to anyone to apply to the UN volunteers program.