Le 4 décembre (7h-12h) à l’hôpital général de N’Djamena en collaboration avec la Croix Rouge du Tchad ;
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” Volunteering has been a continuous process of reorganizing and resetting of my experience as a dental surgeon and Master of Public Health candidate. I reside in Rochester, Minnesota but belong to an underdeveloped country, Nepal, where people still die from diarrhea. I as a dental surgeon somehow could never dream of Nepali brushing their teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste when there were citizens deprived of oral rehydration solutions. Even today, there is a lack of infrastructure and human resources in many rural hospitals. Patients often die on the way to the tertiary health centers. A significant strata of the population are uneducated and thus unaware. Similarly, there is no health insurance policy which often compel patient’s family to sell their land for treatment and major surgeries. The spouse of a pregnant woman is lured with incentives for getting his wife admitted in the hospital for safe delivery. Nepal, still narrates stories of women practicing unsafe menstruation and child birth in the cattle-shed. The health of people is directly affected by gender discrimination and social stigmas, and a lot needs to be improved. The existing socio-behavioral framework of Nepal affects the knowledge, attitude, practices, access, and utilization of health care services. My medical and public health background along with heartbreaking health scenario of Nepal inspired me to dream a dream. A dream of working with the United Nations Volunteer program. I had actively worked for dental public health in Kathmandu, Nepal. In the past, I had organized and participated in multiple volunteer endeavors. Some of them included, public health research, surveys, data analysis, training of trainers, capacity building trainings, development of IEC tools, community health camps, health education, school oral health programs, and community comprehensive dental care. On the contrary, moving to a new country did not offer many opportunities. Moreover, with work permit issue, I was unable to utilize my expertise and experience. I literally felt impeded but then my husband informed me about the United Nations Volunteer Program in May, 2013. I could work online for the United Nations. I applied and was luckily selected for the e-government survey 2014. Finally, I received an excellent review. At present, I along with my UNDESA team have been the recipient of “United Nations Online Volunteer Award 2013”. My dream has come true and I am reinforced to continuing doing little things for people around me. Currently, I volunteer with seven non-profit organizations in the U.S.A. I feel that, I am living completely every day, because I have done something for someone who can never repay me. I may not be able to help communities with materialistic offers, yet I can reach out my hands instead. Mother Teresa has said, “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” Therefore, if you also believe that little things we do in our lives can create an impact, please join your community’s ardent team of volunteers. Spare them your time and commitment and you will gain valuable life experience, skills, as well as surprising benefits of volunteerism. “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” Let’s give it a try!!
A group of youngsters & young at heart volunteers have been working closely with slum-dwellers & NGOs to fulfill their basic needs of food, clothing and good health every year.
Je m'appelle Samar Saleh je suis une infirmière licenciee, et je suis une ancienne membre dans la Croix Rouge libanaise pendant 6 ans, et j'ai travailler dans plusieurs hôpitaux libanais et dans les plupart sévices présentes dans les hôpitaux. J'ai une expérience parfaite, et j'aime beaucoup le travail en communauté, ça me donne le courage et en plus j'aime le travail dans autres pays et surtout les pays ou il ya des guerres et les pays qui ont besoin des aides médicaux, sociaux et plusieurs. [Phrase cut by Admin]
I leave in VN, but last month I went to Angkor and I saw that many children don't have clean water for regular using, so if I become a volunteer, I will make a progress for a good developing water for Angkor in specific, and for South East Asia in general. Thank for your reading!
Experienced war and conflicts in Afghanistan, migrated to Pakistan, Worked for Afghan refugees and tried to survive family. After 9/11 Repatriated to Afghanistan, worked for International NGO then Government. After 10 years of insecurity and corruption challenges once more migrated to Europe and been faced new challenges ahead. Want to help people in need everywhere in the world, have a big desire to work voluntarily for human being.
I think that in the region where I live, people need to monitor the flow of fresh water and its rational use. In problem areas where a shortage of water, it can be easy to accumulate, by precipitation.
I am a inventor of Solar Desalination Plant. I successed in getting a cheaper, cleanest water in a large quantity from a relable method. I improved the conventional solar Desalination plant which produces 3-4 liters water per day. My invented plant can produce 40 liter of water from same area. I worked on this project since 40 years and got patent
It is Feasible to construct with lowest running and maintaining cost. Before Solar Desalination Plant, I also involved in other environmental betterment projects. I started work on Sewage treatment Plant where I got serious of invention, for these efforts an NGO Karachi Industrial Research Group formed. In 1974 My this project was selected by Planning Commission Of Pakistan in the whole country for Research and Development, project ran with collaboration of Karachi University and Karachi Metropolitan Cooperation.
We published Annual report and papers in different National and International conferences. We also presented the working in an international conference CENTO PANEL, Held in 1975
The World Bank team preparing Karachi Master Plan visited our laboratories; they offered to develop a sewage plant in Karachi, by incorporating our developed plant. They also arranged funds from foreign donors but the Sindh Government did not allow.
The US EPA team also visited our laboratory and offered us two projects,
1. Reclamation of water and useful utilization of sewage waste.
2. Treatment and Utilization of industrial Wastes
They selected me as Principal Investigator of these projects. These were granted on my initiated work and in domination of my work and achievements. But due to work conducted under university shelter, and the approval, process from university up to different government departments, the university staff and syndicate eliminated my name from these projects. Later on the University scientists execute this project. They confined the work in the laboratory and totally flopped.
In mean time the country entered into severe political and financial crises. The Planning Commission terminated financial support due to cut in their own budget.
In spite of discouragements, I continue my efforts. In 1989-92, the Mayor of Karachi Dr. Farooq Sattar was very anxious to improve the environmental problems of the city. After satisfied with the working, achievement and our plans they took quick steps and provided me preliminary funds and handover Sewage Treatment Plant at my disposal. But again political instability ceased all the development work of city including our project. Throughout my life I worked for water related project. I am sure my desalination Plant could be the ultimate source of clean water. this is the practical and everlasting solution of water scarcity.
This summer, "Ekotim" organize most complex action of cleaning "Pijavicko lake" (Leach lake), where ten volunteer's in five days, with help of mechanization, clean up 175 tons of waste from banks and lake. Action is complex because in the waste and lake was unexploded ordinance and mines from last war.
I am a medical student and have been volunteering for Patients' Welfare Association (PWA) for the past 5 years. The organization has been run purely by volunteer students of Dow Medical College, Karachi since 1979, aiming to provide free of charge basic health-care facilities to the poverty stricken patients visiting Civil Hospital Karachi, a public sector tertiary care hospital. Through its Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Thalassemia Day-Care Centre, Diagnostic Lab, TB Clinic and Follow Up Clinics, PWA serves more than a hundred thousand patients each year, setting an excellent example of volunteerism. I love volunteering for this organization because its the best I can do to spend my free time. The feeling of satisfaction I get after observing that a little effort of mine brings smiles on suffering faces is the driving force. And the hundreds of volunteers whom I see serving at PWA are a source of immense inspiration. No doubt, together we can make a difference!
Volunteer at Patients' Welfare Association,
Civil Hospital Karachi,