Faço parte de 3 trabalhos voluntários: no grêmio estudantil da escola como tesoureiro, em um blog como conteudista e também em um grupo para a conscientização do povo quanto os seus maus hábitos perante o meio ambiente.
Garanto, esses pequenos gestos valem a pena. Pelo mínimo que pareçam, eles sempre fazem uma grande diferença!
My name is Bao Anh, 21. I have been volunteering in Vietnam and Friend's project at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Blind School Hanoi since July 2011.
At Blind School, I and other thirteen local volunteers help teaching English to blind students, or help translating for international volunteers from many countries such as Germany, New Zealand, France, etc. so that the students can understand the lesson.
The students here are lively, friendly, and also mischievous just like other normal kids. They can get the point very quickly. Some are really good at singing and playing the instrument.
My students' ages are ranging from 16 to 19; all of them are still in secondary school, not because they're not smart, in fact, they're very intelligent, but it takes time to read books in Braille and learn everything in the dark.
Have you ever think about reading a text book without taking note right on the book or using highlight pens then you can remember things easily? Have you ever wanted to read "Twilight" a lot but you have to wait for someone-that-can-see to read it for you? In the library, there're not many books that were written in Braille. Therefore, sometimes besides being a teacher, I have a chance to get closer to them, and read stories for them.
Blind people sometimes do not have so many opportunities in their future career. In Vietnam, the chance to get into university is really low. However, in my point of view, they can get the advantage of good or even excellent English to find a job or study in higher education. That's why I still want do my volunteer work here.
To educate others is a responsibility for those who are fortunate enough to have gained higher education. Therefore, I volunteer my time, my body, and my mind to educate young people in a remote, rural area in my country. I want to teach them to dream bigger everyday, to dare to aspire; and in return, I am inspired by my students on day to day basis. This is not a sacrifice, this is an honor.
I provide parenting training to parents, grandparents and caretakers of poorest of the poor children between 0 - 6 old, in the sqautter camps and rural townships in South Africa. These children are our future leaders and brain development (ECD) is extremely important during the foundational years of a child. Parenting skills provide skills and knowledge so that the carers can engage with the children in a caring, playful and loving way.
Como voluntária aprendi que todos colaborando podemos conquistar um lugar melhor para viver, que cada um pode colaborar com o que tem de melhor. E aprendi a amar a Educação Ambiental, que eu posso sensibilizar mais pessoas a querer o melhor para todos, a querer um mundo com mais qualidade de vida, mais sustentável, com mais amor, mais respeito, mais ético.
2007/2008 I did volunteer work in Ecuador to help street children. I assist the social workers in the foundation. But more I tried to be friend of the kids. With who the can talk and ask for help. I won trust trough play football with them. We went every week to a park to play. We loved it. That how we build a good relation. Through the relation that I had I could help the social workers a lot. The kids told different things, and came with stories.
After this experience I went as a volunteer with grant from the European Union to Africa. I stayed for eleven months in Uganda. I worked on primary school, secondary school and start up sports activities in the weekend and holidays. On the same time I was living in an orphanage for children with HIV & AIDS. Here I showed to the schools that sport is important, and many kids changed after playing sport, gave them trust and motivation.
Came back in Holland and I met an organization that supports projects in Brazil and Guatemala. I went working for them in Netherland to give presentations on schools. To teach the children what are 3rd world countries? What are children doing on the other side of the world?
I had the chance for going to Brazil and went working for a sport and recreation organization. Give sport education in the favelas.
After Brazil the same organization ask me for help in Guatemala. There also I gave sports education in different projects. Also lead up young people to be a teacher.
In 2012 went to India to work on a international school. The school want to develop them selves through better sport education on the school. They asked me to come there for six months to make a plan and start up an sports program on the school. In the weekend and days of went teaching at social projects.
I volunteered in India also for Slum Soccer. Gave football training in the slums. Teach children social skills through sport.
In all the continents where I went South-America, Central-America, North-America, Europe, Africa, and Asia I saw that sport develops children and people.
Maarten de Kruijf
Je suis parti 3 mois en Afrique du Sud comme volontaire dans une école primaire. J'ai offert et partagé avec cette école mon savoir et ma passion pour l'informatique. En leur créant une page internet (blog plus simple à utiliser) je leur permets d'exister aux yeux du monde et de partager leur vie et leur expérience.
J'ai également passé un peu de mon temps dans un "township" pour un projet de construction de bâtiment en dur avec des sacs de sable. L'idée est merveilleuse... Vous auriez vu le sourire des enfants nous voir arriver tous les matins, car ils avaient enfin une crèche accueillante et digne pour un être humain. Quand j'étais sur place je tenais un journal sur mon blog pour partager cela avec tous mes amis.
Voici le lien http://tps-cap-au-sud-afrique.blogspot.com.
My hope: we could motivate the youngster to maintain the world balance.
So far I'm proud because with few friends were able to gather 700 people to be trashpicker in coastal clean up last September in Tidung, Thousand Island Indonesia
My name is Rose Fraser and I am from the Spice Isle (Grenada).
After returning to my homeland in 2008 from studying jobs were had to come by. Looking around in my community I observe that most of the children would come from school and play with no adult supervision to assist them with their home assignments.
I started the Rosebud Educational Centre in a spare bedroom at home where students would come and get help with their assignments and other related problems they would have encountered in school.
I volunteer at the village school and help out in the Special Education Department and seeing the need for more assistance in that area I added the slow learners to the afternoon class. The program after school is now into the village school because the principal saw the vast improvement in the children that attend Rosebud Educational Centre.
I am always amazed when they bring their report card; I can see that my hard work is paying off. It is always a joy working with the younger ones I am now extending the services to the neighbouring communities to assist the children there.
When I was working in the Philippines, I focused on Agricultural and Rural Development through institutional organisation of small-scale/subsistence rice farmers for them to have better access to irrigation facilities and increase their productivity, thereby leading to their improved livelihood.
Now that I am volunteering here at YUVA (Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action) in India through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), I am looking forward to work with the Rural unit and help facilitate institutionalisation and strengthening of Self-Help Groups and agro-marketing producer companies among distressed farmer communities.