The past few days I was implementing a seed fair project to help needy farmers in South Sudan have access to field crops seed. It was sad to see even basic agriultural input including seed is a problem to significant number of people here. Without government leaders committment and development agencies concerted effort, elimination of poverty seem distant.
My name is Richard Obonyo, a resident of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I participate, from time to time, in the local community by extending a helping hand to the less advantaged by helping provide basic needs such food to help reduce hunger and often provide a listening ear and counselling to help individuals rediscover themselves and tackle psycho-social problems so as to continue developing themselves to their full potential and in that way, contribute to world peace and development. I encourage everyone (my conviction is that everyone has some talent) to contribute to world peace and development by donating time and sharing their skills whenever and wherever possible.
I am 27 year old girl and after a master in international relations, winter and summer school concerning Humanitarian emergency and several internship at HQ levels, I finally got a stage on the field in Mauritania. I am here as volunteers for an NGO to work to different projects concerning the two humanitarian crisis that this country is facing: Malian refugees in the M'Bera camp and the drought crisis. I strongly looked for this opportunity in order to understand and discover the world of "humanitarian". Since the beginning of this experience I understood that it is really not easy to work in emergency contexts: you are far from your country, family friends, habits, your are inside a new country with its rules and customs that sometimes are hard to understand, moreover most of the time for security issue your autonomy is strongly limited. Notwithstanding, when you see the faces of refugees or vulnerable people when you heard their stories you understand that all the efforts that you made are paid off. Besides, you also understand that the first thing that you learned during the first day of political science: "nobody does anything for nothing", works really well also in this sector. Thereby, some humanitarian crisis are much more financed than others, agencies are fighting in order to get much power and NGOs compete with each other. To sum, also in this context policy plays a strong role and instead of a great cooperation most of the time is the competitive that is spread. However, fortunately, it is also full of really nice-skilled people who really believe in what they are doing and they work hard in order to make a difference.
The main problem faced by urban refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is poverty and hunger because most of them they are unemployed and they live in a country where unemployment is high. During my daily activities I realised that there is a big number of refugees and asylum seekers in the community with skills and knowledge that are not used. I decided to interest them in doing voluntary work. I took a step to negotiate institutions to integrate them in their work according to their experiences and skills. Now Home for Children's, Retirement Houses, Hospices are the most interested in accepting volunteers. I have placed more than 50 women in different community services. More than a half of those placed got now paid jobs. Poverty and hunger is not a problem to them. I continue to interest unemployed refugees and asylum seekers around Pretoria in South Africa to do volunteering work as a tool of marketing their skills with the slogan that " it is by giving you receive".Give out your skills and energy the reward will be an opportunity for a job. I also interest them with testimonies as well as my own experience. Institutions that host them are also satisfied by most of those volunteers' work.
I use the same methodology to integrate refugees and asylum seekers in South African community in a quick way. The major challenge for new arrivals is learning and starting to communicate in a new language. I help them to overcome that challenge in negotiating placement in community work and I address their need which is to learn and communicate in new language, the organisation members or staff to help them in communicating and learning the new language while they are helping them in their activities. Some of them were able to integrate quickly and started to market for jobs in different sector according to their skills. I am happy of both results because they help for personal development, family development, organisation development and the community development.
I've been travelling through the world and mostly I've been to Djibouti & Juba - South Sudan. Through my travelling, I try to provide food, drink & money for the people needing it. On the other side, participating in any volunteering activities possible as mostly I've done in Dubai, Sharjah & Abu Dhabi in UAE.
My name is Rania Mohamed Ibrahim Hashim I graduated in computer Sciences (programming) and I continued my studies participating to numerous training in maintain network and data entry on computer program and English courses and Humanitarian Assistants.
I got a diploma on an English course, Human Rights Humanitarian Assistants and other one in Development Cooperation. I got training in technical dept in Arabian Computer Company in the field of workshop Engineer: Maintaining PC & Network.
My first field assignment was 2 years ago in November 2009. After been working as a volunteer in Abushok camp in the e verification exercise for the humanitarian operation of the IDPs and registration, I have been deployed as PC Operator & Complain Unit as casual to the north of Darfur to work in the registration and verification Exercise and mobile tame of the IDPs camps such as kutum in Kassab camp Tawila-Rwanda camp ZamZAM camp & Abushok camp.
Then, I continued to work in world food program WFP in the field level , I worked for African Humanitarian Action AHA on a milling voucher program for beneficiaries for one year .
From 2009 to 2010 I worked as program assistant in program unit for WFP in El fasher office and I was responsible for all projects of under five in the Blanket supplementary Feeding Program BSFP list in 2010 for El fasher rural area.
I worked for IOM organization within the registration at IOM system in El fasher office and finger-print for beneficiaries in the camps, preparing report at the end of the day.
I worked at WFP organization data entry for questioner at WFP system in north darfouer El fasher office, preparing the report .
I worked at GAA organization data entry for questioner at WFP system in north darfouer El fasher office, preparing the report .
All these field experiences have been unique and amazing I have been very lucky to work in so many challenging and stimulating different environments. I learned how to deal with people of different cultures, how to manage people under my supervision and obtain good results even under stressful and difficult conditions. I worked in challenging, multi-ethnic environments with sensitivity and respect for diversity. I learned how to keep up with stressful.
I hope that in the near future I will have the opportunity to put into practice both my academic and field experience working for the IDPs in other relevant and related field of work.
I am a electronics engineer working in a third world country I know how hard it is to earn good life standards for your family in this critical situation where every thing is very expencive and one find it really hard to get the basic necessities of life. In short I want every one to be a part to reduce poverty and help save mankind so that every man can earn to fill his basic desires of sheltor, hunger and thirst.
What counts is simply to listen!
Everything else will follow according to ones abilities and wish to help.
My name is Susana Guerreiro and I am a volunteer at the Food Bank Against Hunger in Portugal.
if you wish to contact me my contacts are:
Telm. 00351 919574921
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la culture de champignons a ete initiee en RDC precisement a lubumbashi avec l'aide de la foundation TEN de l'hollande, et le financement de Cordaid, la fondation Bralima, Deutsh embassy en RDC et belgium consulate a Lubumbshi. jusque la 25 femmes desoeuvrees de la bralima, 15 personnes vivaant avec handicap de l'ASBL Grahppe et une dizaine de sourds et muets de KILOBELOBE ON etait forme par une Chido du zimbabwe, comment cultiver les champignons en utilisant les dechets comme feuilles de bananes, epis de mais etc... comme substrats et semences de champignons importes en afrique du sud et zimbabwe. vu les depenses de l'importation un labo de production de semences et en voie de construction a lubumbashi avec sous financement de CORDAID, DEUTSH EMBASSY ET FONDATION BRALIMA. et 16 autres groupes seront formees sous financement de l'embassade de belgique en RDC, les plus visees sont les femmes desoeuvrees vivant dans differentes cites minieres de la RDC qui sont souvent pronees a la prostitution pour se faire un ptit sous. et tous seront membres de la filiere de developpement de la culture de champignons qui est une association sans but lucratif qui rassemble tout les cultivateurs de champignons.
le but poursuivi par la fondation TEN est de augmenter la sécurité alimentaire et la diversité, la base de compétences et le potentiel de revenus de ses membres, participants et autres personnes vulnérables ou défavorisées (s) .
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Chaque groupe aura une champugnionniere et sera dote de tout materiels de travail et 50 kgs de semences comme start up.
pour la fondation TEN
I trained 100 participants from the 10 districts of Champasak province in Laos PDR South East Asia on how to cultivation mushrooms.
80% of these participants are already producing mushrooms for their home consumption and for sale in the neighboring markets. This was to reduce the pressure or dependence of communities on forests resource.