The community of Gawad Kalinga Napindan Village celebrated the 2014 Nelson Mandela International Day with the president and staff of Aspen Philippines two days after typhoon Glenda struck the country. We painted the fence inside the village and had fun activities with the children. Gawad Kalinga is a foundation in the Philippines which provides several holistic and sustainable programs including values formation and infrastructure. We thrive on the Filipino's spirit of 'bayanihan' which means leaving no one behind. The rich and the poor work together to help each other.

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I am volunteer in Ensanalex -life makers project called "Human".  Our aim is to eradicate poverty, not through giving money only but through developing slum people. We teach them and their children how to read and write, we give them medicine, we involve them in small projects that they can earn money from and we support them in their social problems. Our aim is development not charity and we have changed people's lives. 

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I am working with some good hearted people with me and they are my officers and volunteers for CARING for LESS FORTUNATE CHILDREN PHILIPPINES www.clfcp.eu, I am from Denmark and my operations is in the Philippines. We have done some good activities - projects and livelihood programs, and still we are all working on it to make a better change for all children and elderly , we care for everyone but the Gov't is doing too little for all and limited access. Children needs to be heard for what they wanted to say...I feel sad for many of them, we can't help and save the world in one time but we can make changes for better world for all of us. I am going for Children Outreach again sometime in May 2014 last time was last year March and Junes 2013. It went well and we have helped many children with school materials and used clean and new clothes for them to wear, to give aways slippers for them al to use - many of them do not have slippers and shoes when they attend to school, feeding programs - giving them food teach them how to prepare simple food for children and how to grow plants and make their sorroundings greeny - for them to harvest for food to eat like vegetables and fruit tress, I am extending only what I have...anyway these children are smiling and happy make their lives feel comfortable that they haven't forgotten by someone like us from CLFCP and other helping organisations. God bless us all! Thank you! We can all make a better place for all of us if we cooperate and give time for important matters...

Harold Silao - Founder/Head of Operations & Int'l Programs CLFCP Denmark / Philippines

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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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PurpleLily specializes in providing Life Skills Training and Financial Education to women from all walks of life. However, our passion is to invest in women from more economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We believe that these women will benefit greatly from our training, which will hopefully be a positive turning point in their lives. Our workshops are informative, practical, interactive and fun!
Check out our websites http://www.purplelily.org/ or liked us at https://www.facebook.com/PurpleLilyOrg

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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.

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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.

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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 :
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Jean-Philippe PANCRATE
Président
PERFECT UNION

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Soyez solidaires vous êtes des citoyens du monde.

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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.

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