my name are ibrahim hussein washenga from mombasa kenya.
am the chairman of a government owned primary school by the name of miritini world bank primary school, situated at the coast of kenya about 7km from mombasa town.
the school do carter for student of relatively poor background, it was initiated by world bank as a donor, it has around 1200 student, of which they are of two stream, and each class do hold to approximately of about 70 students of which its very hectic for a teacher to teach, the government do fund but still its not enough,i've been volunteering for the school for the last 16years to make sure student donot leave the school despite having a very harsh condition of learning I with others school management committee we have try to let no single child is droping out of school either because of uniform nor being impregnated, I've seen most of the parent are of very poor background I've been councilling them that by the grace of god every thing will be able.
We do have parent who are hiv positive but we have been encouraging them that, there healthy should not deter them for taking their kids to school and I've real succed and by the gods bless we were the best improved public school in our mombasa county.
I do thank god for the wonder he is doing to me on a such magnitude number of children and yet we are trying to perform despite all odds we are managing the situation with the local resource, as for the name of the school people do mistaken it, that we do receive grant from world bank yet nothing is coming up from world bank.
am proud to be associated with volunteerism in my village and the world at largee.
thanks the volunteer in the world ,
IBRAHIM HUSSEIN WASHENGA.
Social Inclusion :
(1) Volunteer during the Gujarat EarthQuake in 2001 to helping the injured peopels to hospital and connected to the network to arrange for the blood donation.
(2) Volunteer during the Flood Disaster in 2004 in Tsunami, take the ownership to collect the fund from the society & basic requirements like dress for their helps.
(1) Counitusly arranging the Health Camp connected with the hospital to awarness to the peopels.
Improving educations :
(1) Providing individual training to Jr. Accountants as part of capacity and personal development during the previous and current employment.
(2) Providing the computer training to the poor students on the basic level and application like Excel, word and MS office.
(3) Providing free Tution to the poor students in commerce group especially in the Accounts & Finance
As a professional teacher (ELT) I started my action from Sudan 1977 Essuki, Sennar State - Blue Nile Province. Where in 1988 I moved to Nigeria, Borno State -Maiduguri Elkanemi College. Then in special offer I moved to Libya in 1989 Tobruk, Botnan Baladiya (province). Eventually, I returned bak to Sudan in 2003 where I continued my studies at Khartoum Post Graduate College High Diploma in ELT. In 4 June 2006 I worked with UNMIS Sector-V EdDamazin - Blue Nile State again from where I started sharing in education develpoment and now hoping to share in remote difficult areas as a UN-volunteer.
Je me nomme Gaël Kameni, je suis Volontaire Internationale de la Francophonie affectée au Bénin dans le cadre du projet IFADEM (Initiative Francophone pour le formation à Distance des maîtres). Avant cette expérience, j'étais loin de m'imaginer qu'au 21ème siècle il y a tant d'analphabète, et que l'informatique est encore une virtualité même pour des étudiants en fin de cycle dans les grandes universités. J'ai pris beaucoup de plaisir à dispenser et à animer des atelier TIC j'espère que les programmes de volontariat se multiplierons à travers le monde et que chaque jeune ait la chance de s'enrichir de ces échanges.
My name is Paul Musoke, a Ugandan of 32 years I do volunteer with Rising Hope Foundation Uganda(RHoFU).
Our focus is to improve the livelihoods of communities and through education and training. In my community there a lot of children who have dropped out of school, unskilled youth, and vulnerable parents especially single mothers.
These categories we do train them in simple skills that can help them improve their livelihoods. The skills include art and crafts making, brick making, candle making, vegetable gardening, fashion and design, to mention a few.
These skills have changed many lives of families in the community, they have managed to produce products that are bought in the local market.
The livelihoods the community have improve due to the volunteer work of RHoFU which we are very proud of.
You can follow our activities and more information on our official Facebook page: Rising Hope Foundation Uganda.
I volunteer for ATMAH (Action to Mobilise All Humanity). ATMAH Project is a self-sustaining volunteer based programme. The many activities carried out are focused on free education coaching sessions and human values appreciation programmes for children living in urban
poor communities, including those living in the squatter areas and low cost flats.
I volunteer to teach children from ages 7 and 17 years old. I would like to think we make a difference in the lives of these children.
Some of us have been involved with these kids for 10 odd years. We teach the kids the value of life and living it to the fullest and education is the platform to get you out of poverty.
Today, I see myself doing this till the day I die as the joy it gives me to see one student speak or read better is worth the RM millions out there..
I have been in Timor-Leste since 2010.
When I came to the country from Nigeria I discovered that the level of education was very low here.
What I did was to register my organization through the ministry of Justice in Timor-leste. An NGO. through it I have been teaching and training citizens of Timor-leste in various areas of academic feild.
The name of my NGO is Donimo training center.
As at this month of may 2012 we have a maxium of 785 students all are Timor-Lestes. I and my team focus on (1) English(2)Management(3) Business Administratio(4)Accounting(5)Computer(6) HIV/AIDS awarness program.
From Mrs Jula Lucky Okpara
Most of our developing country are live in poverty line, Not having access to resources, transportation, education, employment, and child care can make it difficult for them to fully participate in their communities.
Before we can address changes for those living in poverty, first, we need to look clearly at what is causing poverty. There are many factors that cause people to live in poverty: lack of income, lack of resources that ensure sustainable lives, limited or lack of access to education and services, a lack of participation in decision-making, and loss of livelihood as a result of economic recession or disaster.
There should be a combination of resources, support, empowerment, education, and employment opportunities for individuals living in poverty to enhance their well-being and improve their lives. People living in poverty and vulnerable groups must be empowered through participation in all aspects of their lives. It is essential to expand opportunities to enable those living in poverty in order to enhance their overall capacities and improve their economic and social conditions. We need to change social conditions in order to ensure access for all individuals to resources, opportunities, and public services. People living in poverty should also be empowered by strengthening education at all levels, which would ensure access to education. Providing an education for those living in poverty can aid in their opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that they need to better their conditions and improve their lives. An area that can aid and improve the lives of people living in poverty is ensuring that there is equal access to social services, especially education. For example, equal access to social services programs that enable vulnerable people and those living in poverty will improve their overall quality of life through their full participation in their lives.
I taught English to orphans in Cambodia for two months.
They are good children.
I played and talked with them. By talking with them, I knew that they have a serious background in the past.
However, their smile is very cute. Why? Because they have a hope, and a dream.
For example, some children want to become a doctor, translator, nurse, and so on. To come true their dreams, they study hard.
Of course, all children play outside everyday. They like to play with friends very much.
Anyway, all children in the orphanage look like very happy.
By staying for two months in Cambodia, I learned the importance of appreciating to the happiness in daily life.
Poverty doesn't mean unhappiness. Affluence doesn't mean happiness. Whether we are happy or not depends on the way of thinking.
The life in Cambodia is a treasure for me.
I co-founded a Children's club in my community to encourage children in the area to take education very seriously.
After fifteen years, ten of the children from the club had completed their first degree and one of them currently pursuing her second degree.