I do texts translations English-Portuguese, used for Distance Learning at the One World University (OWU) in Mozambique, Africa for the people of the Gaia-Movement and Humana Project.
I have improve education and livelihood through cleaning the University of Liberia campus compound on a daily basis. This excercise claims the attention of the UL President, staffs and students of the institution and which some students joining us, we called the group University of Liberia volunteer Movement (ULVM). Though the school has staffs who are responsible to do that job but they are mainly older people whom most often seen resting looking tired and weak,we created trash cans at all area of the campus. The excercise makes the campus look tidy at all time. Also, I volunteered at International relief and Development (IRD)Liberia an NGO involved in Relief and development of school age children, Food For Education (FFE) program etc. This program help children who does not want to go to school change and began going to school because of Food provided at schools and those students with malnutriution began recieving nutriutional foods to maitain a livelyhood. It was a good experience. Thanks.
Il ya environ 05 ans, le jour de mon anniversaire (16 novembre), après un cours d'éducation relatif à l'environnement (à la "fac"), j'ai prêté serment dans ma chambre d'étudiant en m'engageant tous les jours de mon existence d'éduquer ou de sensibiliser une personne, afin qu'elle puisse modifier son comportement en vue de la protection de notre terre.
en tant que citoyen de la communauté de la terre, je renouvelle ce serment aujourd'hui, devant plusieurs nations, de poursuivre mon objectif, celle de préserver notre biosphère saine, comprenant tous ces systèmes écologique.
A ce jour, je suis à environ 1662 personnes déjà éduquer et dont 70% ont modifié leur comportement; s'abstenir de jeter les ordures sur la chaussée, planter un arbre dans la cour, économiser de l’énergie électrique, assainir sa maison...tels sont plusieurs thèmes que j'aborde au quotidien.
j'invite donc des volontaires à me suivre car nous devons unir nos efforts pour donner naissance à une société globale durable, fondée sur le respect de la nature et la culture de la paix.
I contributed to a village in Menagesha which is a rural area providing materials which are very useful to students and checked what is useful for the next academic year. The materials are exercise books, pens, pencils,color books. I got all the materials from local merchants who import the above goods.
I stay in South Africa in a province where education results are usually low and worrying. I established a novel educational programme called Catch 'em Young. The main aim of CeY is to inspire students whose performance is below average to challenge them and unleash the hidden potential in them.
I served as Community to assist refugee women in Bangladesh in their community. During that time my contribution to them were to better support and empower the refugee women in creating income generation activities and in promoting advocacy of girls education. The community started to work in teams in order for the income generation activity to put in place and improved their household income in covering a share of the basic needs. They also started to send their girls to schools, improved their childrens education as well their income. Thank you. Manzur
In 1972, I worked as a UN Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Micronesia. My main job was to develop curriculum for Micronesia Mathematics to be used as maths lessons which were relative to the native cultures.[instead of students counting balls or tops, Micronesian kids were to count coconuts as an example of one-to-one correspondence,etc.] As I wrote daily lessons for the curriculum packet, I saw the need to train the teachers who were going to use these lessons and to observe them teaching the lessons in their specific schools. I taught methods in Miconesian Mathematics at the Community College to the teachers and held workshops for them in how to use the curriculum and some of the materials which I included in the packets. I utilized the use of Napier's Rods and blocks to teach the dimensional powers of ten as well as attribute blocks to teach the concepts of size and magnitude. The native teachers were encouraged to use their own creativity to help develop various hands-on materials to teach the more advanced concepts in mathematics (ie. distributive, associative, commutative functions, venn diagrams,etc.). I made it a point to visit the various schools where 'my teachers' were posted. Sometimes this included rides on the backs of water buffalo to reach the more remote village schools on the island. Sometimes, this involved the use of the Trust Territories water transportation system; an available boat driver with a Boston Whaler or passage on the unreliable 'Kaselalia' to reach some of the more remote islands. Often I found myself stranded on an outer island until I managed to flag down a passing outrigger that was heading for the main island.
On top of my regular duties as curriculum developer and teacher trainer, I took on extra jobs to enhance my mission as 'teacher'. I hosted an early morning radio show on the island's local radio show. I helped the nuns at the local convent produce public service announcements on health topics for pregnant mothers. The announcements were often included on my radio show.
I published a newsletter for teachers called, "The Ponape District Teacher'', which disseminated information about how to use various pieces of equipment for use in the classroom and newer methods in teaching.
My duties owed to the U.N. involved "Education for Self-Government". This was a program which provided curriculum to be used in high school civics classes that educated the people about how to be self-governing. A pleblicite was forthcoming and the UN and Trust Territory Government hoped the people would have a good idea of how to 'operate' a democratic government. I utilized my skills as a newsletter publisher and radio host to help publicize various town hall meetings as well as provide some discussion on voting, rights,etc.
I loved my job as both a UN and Peace Corps Volunteer. I could see the immediate benefits my work provided for the cause of mathematics and self-government education on Ponape but I could also appreciate the valuable experience I gained working so closely with the people and learning their language and culture.
Thirty years later, I 'ventured forth' as a Peace Corps Volunteer(Returning Peace Corps Volunteer)to accept a posting to Jamaica. I was to become a 'Youth As Promise' volunteer but this was quickly changed to my being re-assigned to the '20/30 Literacy Program'. I was being trained as an AIDS Educator as well as given workshops on the Jamaican Government's literacy program. I had proposed to develop curriculum which would reach the young boys who were stuggling with being motivated to learn to read and become literate. My idea was to excite them through various studies in hands-on science. I called it "The Science Pathway To Literacy". They would learn some simple science words which would be useful in 'doing science' and we they would apply those words as they conducted simple experiments. The writing aspect of literacy would involve them in writing a simple 'lab report' and sharing it with their classmates.
Unfortunately, before I could get the program off the ground, I had developed a severe case of indigention from eating a local dish(saltfish and ackee fruit) which the PC Medical office suspected it might be a hear attack. I was 'medically separated' from the Peace Corps, much to the objections of my doctors back home who diagnosed the problem correctly and wanted to send me back to Jamaica. Unfortunately, they were not given the professional courtesy to talk with a doctor and had to deal with the PC Medical bureacracy, which included just nursing staff.
I languish away at home having missed the opportunity to offer my professional help in trying to reach the illiterate male students on Jamaica. I am positive that my "Science Pathway to Literacy" program would have not only excited the students to learn to read and write using hands-on science, but the program would have bolstered the sadly lacking science curriculum in the island's public schools. I constructed an outline of the program and sent it to the Peace Corps Office in Jamaica in hopes that someone else would offer it to a volunteer who might continue with it. Sadly, nobody felt confident enough in 'their science backgrounds' to teach it.
I am thankful that I had been given the opportunity to volunteer as an educator in two different but similar cultures. I am happy that I was successful as a volunteer in one culture but sad that I was 'cut off' from becoming a successful contributor to the educational program in another.
My Volunteer here experience here has to do what we call improving Education in the ignorant environments & communities. My Campaign here is to contemplate work on issues that will help us to facilitate the educational ideas in the ignorant Communities around the Glob so as to eliminate the illiteracy rate. Because, if the idea of Education is strengthened accordingly, then, we will experience that the human resource capacities of the various ignorant environments and communities around the globe will be improving significantly and socially as well. When this work is done positively, you will see peoples in the environments and communities to be compared to each others around the globe despite living in diverse continents with diverse cultures and traditions. This will take place as a result of the hard work done by we the volunteer workers of UN. Therefore, is very much essential to encourage one another on such profiteering Job as UN Volunteer workers. This is why i always embark on issues concerning educations in our local communities, mainly in Monrovia, Liberia. I encourage friends who are already reluctant of their own future benefits (Education). To conclude, since Education is the Key of the world right now, let us embark and strengthen the idea of eradicating ignorance from our environments and communities by encouraging the young girls and boy who feel to themselves that they can no longer make it in life. Let's talk and bring them back to the light of educations so as be beneficiaries to their environments and communities. Thank you very much Colleagues for your Volunteer and Energetic Campaigns around the world under the umbrella and protections of The World greatest organization(UN). I am Sheick Sualiho Ousmane Kenneh, Student of Civil Engineer at the university of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia. NB: Am deeply sorry for the procrastination. Is due to not having enough access to computer or inter-net service in my community.
I am working as a volunteer in the Vietnam national pediatric hospital. My job is assisting the teachers in the Hope Charity class which is opened for patients of the hospital. The work is quite simple. We help to prepare equipment for the class , help kids go to the class. We have chances to play with the kids, teach them how to sing or draw, read books... The children are happy when taking part in the class. They feel relaxed, more hopefully and temporally forget the pain of diseases. I am happy too :)
We should help girls and disabled children to go to school. We shouldn't limit the responsibility of the women only at home, and that the girl doesn't lose anything by not going to school. Disabled children, including mental and physical, must also be enrolled and included in the social environment; we must approach them, support them, and make them understand that society needs them. We have to make sure that the best investment we make is on children, whether boy or girl.