I am a social worker doing professional service through health and family welfare department, Govt. of India and extending my volunteer service for improving life situation of rural population in Kerala. In the last year 2011-12, I have organized medical camp, health education classes, various awareness campaigns etc., Local people in Malappuram District benefited the services rendered my local NGO that is VICAS Vadakkumpuram. I'm very happy to share this success story with you and expecting valuable guidance for further improvement.
Subairul Avan PK
Rebuild Mullaperiyar Dam – An appeal
Using the help of online media, I am trying to make social awareness on the disasters that have to be faced if the MULLAPERIYAR DAM collapses.
116-Year-old MULLAPERIYAR DAM is still running even after its expiry date of 50 year. The Dam is in very perilous condition with leakage due to the age of dam. If the dam breaches, it would be a colossal disaster for the four million people living downstream.
Though the mission of awareness started as single person single voices, now it became a large social movement of millions of people. And the government is also started to realize the impact.
Malayalam bloggers movement’s 'REBUILD MULLAPERIYAR DAM, SAVE KERALA' campaign is still seeking more support in this issue to convince the government to change their mind on build a new dam.
Arun George Mathew
I am a student of economics from India. India is full of bright people, but still it contains a lot of misery and discrimination. Educational access is not uniform across the population. Me and my friends are working to provide information about higher education opportunities and challenges among students in rural areas of Darjeeling, India.
My name is Vinay Kumar Singh. I am pursuing a Master in sustainable Development Practices at TERI University, New Delhi, India.
I am working on sustainable agriculture development and volunteering in the community participation approach.
Day by day changing climate and fragmentation of land has created unreasonable burden on food production which can be alleviated by an Integrated Farming System, where different combination of enterprises set up at one place and function in collaboration to each other i.e. the byproducts of one enterprises is is used for the other one. For example, agriculture provide fodder for livestock ,livestock provide dung for bio gas (as source of energy) and also milk for consumption,poultry drop for fish feeding and fish pond's water used for irrigation.
Asset requirements (1-2 acre) and investment (50k to 1 lakh rupees) make it a community-level and volunteer compatible model to fight with poverty, food security as well as climate change. Thus development of this IFS model with volunteeers implicated at the community level is key to sustainable development.
I have been working in the social development sector for the past five years, and would like to share a story which I encountered while working in the Bihar Flood,India, 2008. I meet several grieved families who have lost everything in the floods. I remember the case of a lady from a marginalized community whose husband had died in the floods and was survived by three children 1yr, 4yrs, 6 years respectively. She was not talking only tears were pouring from her eyes, eldest son was having a white cloth around his neck symbolizing that he has done the funeral of his father and other two malnourished children were sitting around their mother, in a temporary bamboo shelter. I tried talking to her but she didn't,I got to know from people nearby that her husband was a landless labor and she were left with nothing. I distributed the relief material to her and also got her relief material being distributed by other organisations. The situation disturbed me very much putting several questions simultaneously in my mind like what next for her?, the children their future, livelihood etc? and they still remain unanswered when I encounter people in post calamity relief activities. This brings home the importance of climate change, resilience and disaster preparedness and the necessity of world to discuss and find solution to the grave issue, huge exploitation of nature and natures response. I am advocating on climate change, Disaster management and trying to create awareness at various level be it policy makers, community and students. I hope this Rio Conference brings hope and peace for the humanity...
I started volunteering from 2006 while I joined AIESEC in Ahmedabad and undertook various projects on Environment, Education and Social Entrepreneurship. Volunteers from over 20 countries joined the movement.
Post AIESEC, I volunteered for a NGO named YUVA Unstoppable in India. I was co-ordinating the School outreach program across 5 cities and we managed to provide over 90,000 books for the kids in slums / municipal schools and raised funds for opening computer labs in around 20 slum schools and water-purifiers in 5 schools.
I also initiated the Woman Unstoppable movement aimed at empowering the women, majorly the house-maids and their daughters through educational programs and vocational training via Women's Wing of the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industries.
Currently, I am working with another NGO named Janwani in Pune for strengthening people's participation in local governance through Right to Information Act, Participatory Budgeting and various other tools.
I urge the Youngsters to come forth and take responsibility for a better today and tomorrow. Volunteer! its cool
Hey, I'm a dentist but always wanted to go off beat from the regular dentists. I am currently going to places around mumbai,India, and providing free dental check ups and filtering patients to my college hospital. I believe in thinking socially and also work as a part timer for acumen funds. MUMBAI+acumen is a self-organized, volunteer-led group that seeks to inspire and empower like-minded individuals in Mumbai who are
passionate about supporting Acumen Fund’s mission to create a world beyond poverty. Our chapter is one of 16 +acumen chapters around the world sharing the principles of patient capital, cultivating an understanding of Acumen Fund’s values, and putting these principles
into practice in our community.
Hi, I am Chinmay Mandal , a 2nd year student in IT in KHARAGPUR,INDIA . I teach the village boys and girls, who want to study but don't have opportunity due to economics as well as social problems . They have to work for their livelihood because their parents don't earn to survive. So they somehow manage time for study. I basically give them ideas on how you to can become selfemployed and motivate them so that they fufill their own dreams that they have. I also provide ideas on how to design particular products like paper bags from wasted papers that they collected from our college and others. I am trying to create an organisation named "AAKANGSHA" in EASTERN INDIA in which a lot other students will work. THANK YOU.
Though I am new into UN volunteering, and I am currently in my 4th year year of engineering, but I have been working for sometime with a NGO (SRIJONI WELFARE SOCIETY,KOLKATA,INDIA).
We are actually trying to give some kind of relief and stress free life to the busy working people and to the old people too with the help of MUSIC THERAPY, and with different types of SONGS & "RAGHS". So, we are trying to implement this within the whole society and slowly in a global scale.We had been successful to some people and trying to implement and widespread it.
Also, I had been doing a research on how to slowly extinguish HIV/AIDS & THALASSEMIA as a whole, and I had visited RED LIGHT AREA "SONAGACHI", one of the largest brothel of ASIA in INDIA, with my teammates, and we trying to assess what are the main causes of AIDS, because the sex workers are still using CONDOMS, but the disease AIDS are still prevalent. So we asked them to use condoms and we are even trying to support them with condoms at free of cost or at minimum price,so as to slowly extinguish this disease.
This project I have been doing as a ROTARACT member of ROTARY CLUB-CALCUTTA(DIST:3291), and this project is still in an ongoing phase.
Also we are trying to start the project on THALASSEMIA soon in the next ROTARY YEAR FROM THIS JULY 2012, hope soon we can abolish HIV/AIDS, and cure people more scientifically with the help of MUSIC THERAPY and with the less use of drugs which causes side effects.
So, we are trying to develop a good healthy environment and healthy people in the society, presently in INDIA, and slowly thereby expanding all these techniques globally, so let's see what happens in the near future.
I am a volunteer teacher for the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA),a self-help group formed iin August 1991, to address the pressing educational and socio-economic issues facing the Indian community.
The Reading Circle, which I am a part of, is a community-based reading programme, conducted for children. It aims to cultivate the love of reading and to equip children with adequate reading skills so that they are not at a disadvantage when they begin pre-school / primary school.
Volunteers attend to the children on a ratio of 1:5 and the duration of each session is one and a half hours.
The Reading Circle programme is conducted at community centres island-wide and is open
to children aged 3 to 9 years old. Admission is free.