In the lead-up to International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2013, UNV announced the ten winners of the Online Volunteering Award 2013 and launched a global voting campaign. Thousands of individuals participated and cast their votes for their favourite award winning team. We proudly present the team that received the most votes: http://goo.gl/xTMg41
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Homelessness in the UK, in a western country, is something I can do my bit to change in a tiny way. Every year I volunteer at CAC; Crisis at Christmas for Crisis the single persons homeless charity in London. Although the centres offer medical care, clothes, food and company for 8 days we also offer help throughout the year and at Christmas we can start the referrals system to help many homeless people get off the streets, onto courses and eventually back to work.
I will be giving up my Christmas to manage a team of volunteers provide out guests with courses, Internet, writing, reading, arts & crafts, games and a listening ear.
See http://www.crisis.org.uk, http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/christmas.html and www.nosecondnightout.org.uk (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) SWEP was activated today, councils have a duty of care when 3 consecutive days of below zero are forecast for local authorities to house all rough sleepers. I couldn't sleep rough in 15 degrees let along zero. I'm not dreaming of a White Christmas.
I worked once as a daycare worker in our place and caring for the children is always the best a mother like me could offer, be it to my own children or others, i always loved seeing children holding crayons and chose bright colors, the artwork shows freedom and bright future, enlightenment and peace, and that was what not everyone will be lucky enough to experience with...all the first time moments of these children, i was there to witness those moments, from the first loudest cried you could heard , scary children being withdrawn from their parents on their first time to be an individual, the first feeding by their own , the first toilet moments, the cheerful smiles and the laughters and songs ...and the courage to make them feel safe and taken care of, thats my priceless experience, the trusts not only the adults had given me, but those looks from those children saying, iam safe here with mrs LEAH mom, don't worry about me... i won't trade that experience... i would always loved being a childcarer, if i will be given a chance again.
OUI, UN VENT EXTRAORDINAIRE DE PAIX SOUFFLAIT A RIO + 20 !!! PUISSE -T-IL CONTINUER A IRRADIER CE MONDE.....
Aujourd’hui, les frontières s’amenuisent laissant passer rapidement les informations. Peut-être trop rapidement. Tout TGV, Transite à Grande Vitesse, bon comme mauvais. Pourtant dans ce climat sensible, ce qui aurait pu être anodin prend des dimensions disproportionnées. Peut-on tout dire ? Y a-t-il une limite aux actions, si oui, quelle est-elle et comment la tracer ? Avec l’excellence comme boussole, un socle incompressible de valeurs de paix et de fraternité, les actions doivent s’inscrire dans un esprit d’apaisement et de rapprochement des Hommes quelle que soit la religion, la race. La dynamique de paix pour converger dans la stratégie de l’excellence doit s'imbriquer dans la notion de développement durable. En effet, cette seconde notion repose sur trois piliers :
* inclusion pour tous
* prospérité pour tous
* protection de l’environnement
L’association Perfect union est une association loi 1901 vise à un monde durable et équilibré pour tous. Le mariage des deux notions permet une alchimie d’espoir d’un monde de paix et s'ancre dans le chemin de l'effectivité d'un avenir commun. La conférence de Rio + 20 est un excellent moyen de démontrer la volonté de fraternité entre les peuples qui y régnait. Nous y étions et preuve à l’appui, nous avons voulu montrer qu’il y avait un cœur arc en ciel à Rio, un cœur de paix et rempli de valeurs dont la fraternité entre les peuples. Aussi, nous sommes entrain de mettre en place:
Au cœur de RIO + 20, Le Projet MAPEX ( Management durable des projets d’excellence ), un outil de paix durable
Pour faire un travail avec une traçabilité certaine et s’inscrivant dans la durée, nous avons décidé de mettre au cœur de la problématique des valeurs de paix entre les peuples en incluant dans la démarche de projets d’excellence. Pour mieux comprendre ce qu'est un projet d'excellence. Il requiert les critères suivants :
* il comprend des valeurs au cœur de la démarche ( respect, courage, volonté …)
*il met en exergue le bon sens
* il s'intéresse aux populations locales
* il comprend le développement durable et équilibré pour tous ( prospérité, environnement et inclusion sociale )
* il redistribue les bénéfices
* il est original
Ayant développé une méthode imparable dans le cadre du management de projets, plusieurs fois labellisée, le MAPEX, nous avons souhaité l’appliquer dans le domaine du développement durable afin de contribuer à faire souffler encore plus fort le vent des valeurs et du bon sens dans la tête et le cœur des Hommes afin de contribuer à offrir au monde les couleurs de la paix.
De ce fait, nous nous engageons à :
• Concevoir un dvd sur RIO + 20 sur la paix entre les peuples imbriquée à la notion de développement durable pour tous ( interviews de chefs d'états , décideurs politiques, OIG, ONG, jeunes , la société civile , les chefs d'entreprises, les représentants des etats ......)
• Diffuser le plus largement ce dvd
En souhaitons que nous puissions ensemble contribuer au développement durable dans une stratégie d’excellence de manière significative à conforter la paix dans le monde et plus particulièrement la fraternité entre les peuples, nous demandons à tout ceux qui souhaitent soutenir notre action, de vous joindre à nous :
I had a voluntary experience that related with disaster recovery in May 2006 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia when the earthquake killed many people and the most significant victim were the children that lost their parents and drop out of school. My photography friends and I worked together intensively with Bina Nusantara University Foundation to serve a nationwide community development volunteer in Bantul, Yogyakarta for 6 months. We became teachers for students aged 6 to 12 years in emergency tents and donated to rebuild the school. Our aim was eradicating children trauma post Jogja’s earthquake.
We all need good health and proper sanitation!
I'm Heidy Quah, 18 this year and my friends and I are a bunch of young people, passionate about living life to the fullest and making every single day count by putting others before ourselves, placing their needs before our own, touching lives and making a difference wherever we are, however we can and whenever we can. We believe in using our education to give the gift of education to those who can't have it. This is more than an idea, it is more than a project. It is our life, something we believe in; something we are investing our time and efforts into. Recently, we started volunteering as teachers at a Myanmar refugee school in Sungai Besi called Chin Children's Education Centre (CCEC). We’re into our 5th month of volunteering now and it has truly been an amazing, rewarding, priceless and humbling experience so far. The Chin Children's Education Centre (CCEC) is a school currently with 72 Myanmar refugee kids. The CCEC gives these kids their only opportunity to receive an education. UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) has funded CCEC for 2 years under the SPF fund project, but just very recently, we found out from the headmaster of the school, Tin Kham, that the funding will stop in July 2012. CCEC needs funding urgently, otherwise these 72 children will lose the only school they have. These children are 4–16 years old. They are of refugee status, and hence they cannot attend any proper educational institutions such as government, private and international schools. The only form of schooling they get is from CCEC, where classes are conducted for 5 hours 5 days a week. You may have wondered where the older kids study: they don't. Very,very few of them get the golden opportunity to. The moment a kid reaches 17 years old, they neglect their education and work. Unskilled labor does not pay well: if they manage to find a job, they may earn RM20–30 a day, barely enough to support their family. And without an education, that is all they will be earning for the rest of their lives. The only way these children can escape their poverty is through education. Only through education can these kids learn skills that will help them competitively join the workforce. Only with knowledge can they secure jobs that pay well. These kids can barely read or write – they are unemployable! They are very underprivileged, but we can change that. We can give them the opportunity they deserve to change their lives, to break out of poverty. Having taught these kids ourselves, we know that they love learning. These kids value their education very highly. They know they're very lucky to be receiving an education – something they normally cannot afford – and hence they are very hardworking. They are always willing and attentive in class, and it breaks our hearts that their future may be robbed and bleak simply from lack of funds. In reality, running the centre only requires a mere RM1200 a month – less than the monthly salary of an average fresh graduate. The breakdown is RM400 for rental of the premises, RM240 for utilities, RM100 for telephone/internet, RM100 for stationery and the remaining RM360 for whatever else needed to run the school. Besides the volunteers, there are also 5 regular teachers – 2 are sponsored by UNHCR and 3 are hired. Every month, CCEC collects RM20 from each family to pay the salaries of the hired teachers. The fact is, the families of the children are simply too poor to support the centre, which is the greatest shame. We hope that the Malaysian public can provide to these children and help them get a proper education. Having taught and befriended these children, we really want the centre to stay open for these kids. We have seen the look of happiness when they are learning, their hunger for book knowledge as well as opportunities to back out of poverty, their grateful acceptance of our teaching skills and hope the centre has given to our young friends, and that is why we are asking politely yet desperately for any financial assistance you can give to CCEC. As college students, we have barely any money. But we contribute with our efforts, hoping that those who can give do give. Seeing how crucial funds are needed to run the school, the team is in the midst of planning and brainstorming several fund-raising projects, possibly a carnival that is tentatively planned to be held at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year. Donations as well as the funds raised during the carnival would be used to help in funding the school. We’re planning to get the kids involved in both planning and running the carnival as well, and it’ll be lovely if we could get the participation and cooperation of the public to join us for lucky draws, carnival games, bazaars as well as performances from the refugee kids.