Our municipality is sustaining the activity of neighborhoods committees to make their presence count in changing community lifestyle and strenghtening active citizenship and participatory processes in the filed of urban sustaniable planning ( http://desiotracieloeterra.tumblr.com/ ), green urban areas care, self-help neighbours network ( http://www.comune.desio.mb.it/servizi/menu/dinamica.aspx?idArea=26467&idCat=28859&ID=28859&TipoElemento=categoria )
Could not submit my story earlier due to the fact that, was in a typical village pursuing my volunteer service. I came across a woman who had lost everything through fire. including all her 3 children; in a village called Afiaso (Ashanti region/near New Edubiase in Ghana; console her and let her know that, all is not lost..
From there, l made a 5 kilometre walk on foot, to another village within the same vicinity where l made a personal donation to some school children with some books, uniform and some few footwear. The children were very happy and promised will be there another time.
Am currently back in Accra, the city were am sending this mail.
Thank you for this opportunity and GOD BLESS .
ႈႈI faced some kind of problems concerned with disabled children. In my country, Myanmar, one of the Asia countries, most of the people are still discriminate and exclude the children with the disabled. They believe money can makes the disabled children to be happy. It's not right. I am a Special Education teacher at the special school in my country. In this special school, we have a project for the disabled children, named, "Inclusive Education". It can only the way to make the children's life to be valuable.
Savez-vous que la population du Nord Kivu et Sud Kivu, deux province située à l'Est de la République du Congo Démocratique (RDC) est ménacée d'extemination? La durée de cette extermination est indéterminée, c'est-à-dire on ne sait pas quand est-ce que elle peut s'accomplir mais ce qui est à retenir est que le danger est permanent et sera catastrophique.
En effet, les deux provinces citées ci-haut sont encerclées par un vaste lac (le lac Kivu) et quatre grands volcans dont deux sont encore en activité et présentent aussi de dangers quasi permanent pour la population du Nord Kivu. Le lac Kivu est plein d'énormes quantités des tonnes de gaz qu'onn exploite pas et crééent la psycause dans les populations car graignant ce danger qui peut survenir d'un moment à l'autre. La population reste ignorante sur les dangers qu'elle court, les méfaits du gaz et sur le comportemennt à afficher s'il ya volatillisation/propagation de ce gaz dans la nature.
Rio+20 est l'occasion parfaite de monter aux décideurs du monde ce qui est plus important pour les gens; certe, ce qui est plus important pour les populations du Nord Kivu et du Sud Kivu est de nous débarasser de ce danger par l'éducation face à ce danger, car nous vivons comme par hasard ignorant où nous allons. Si possible, qu'on mette une pression sur les autorités congolaises pour permettre l'exploitation de ce gaz en produisant l'énergie et favoriser la pêche des poissons et lutter contre la faim dans cette partie de la RDC. Voilà c'est à quoi nous voulons lutter et que nous sollicitons votre aide pour y parvenir lors de cette rencontre de RIO+20.
Que notre requête trouve l'assentiment et agréement de tous les volontaires pour que l'intégration sociale de cette couche de population soit meilleure.
I volunteer in the Kasumulu village at Kyela District, Mbeya Region Tanzania border to Malawi. My job was to change their mind set to the following areas:
This sector to the Kasumulu community is very sensitive because of the interaction of people while carrying out their business between the two countries. This makes it very easy for the people to acquire diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other bad effects. b). Education
I have managed to exchange ideas with them by convincing them to volunteer in building more classes, teachers quarterer(Houses) and school toilets. And to take their children to school especially girls, because according to the culture those days girls were left behind in order to get married. c). Economy
I mobilized community to be into groups, because it will be easy to get help and loan from the Government Financial Institutions and Non- Government Organisations. I tried to change their mind sets that in groups it easy to get donors who will donate for their activities. I have been in Rwanda for five years working among Tanzania Women Group staying at Rwanda trying to comfort the victims of genocide who were still troubled about the massive killing of people which kept on troubling their minds.
My Story is off course not very unique however I have tried my best to do my best. It's about feeding the hungry or helping the poor wherever I find one. No matter I was at the railway station, airport, bus stop, market or going out for shopping or to work, whenever I see a poor child, man or woman asking for money or something. I really felt low in my heart, tried to understand the basic needs of a human being i.e. Food, clothing and housing. I always try to buy some food or something to eat and feed that person begging. Al though I dont entertain beggars personally, however I feel sad to see their faces without food or proper clothes. So, my heart beats fast to understand their hunger and need for clothes. I have tries my best to offer some food from my pocket money or any amount in my pocket at that point.
Throughout my childhood days, I have done this for others, whether or not I had something for myself or not. Actually I want to do more but cant give my full time and support. I also love helping others in getting ahead in life with sharing self confidence, moral boost up in life and motivating others to get up and face the circumstances of life. Sometimes I see people loosing hope for future due to sad past and struggling present, however I try my best efforts to motivate others to move up in life to become a better human being and help others as much as I can.
Finally, I would like to thank this link which has made me share my thoughts and story in a more detailed manner. All the best and kudos to the Volunteer Action Counts team. Regards, Harmeet Singh
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Volunteering is very important for our sustainable growth and life style. We live in an eco system that connects us to everything around us. Any contribution to any part of that eco system will affect us in the future since we are part of that system. Healthier our eco system is, healthier and prosperous we and the next generation are.
I support this campaign by doing multi volunteering work, social, educational, health and financial. My activities varies from Coaching youth entrepreneurs, supporting orphanage in Africa by doing flea markets across the GCC, ..etc
The Hazard in Eastern Sudan
I began my work in 2007 with Mine Advisory Group (MAG) in the landmine impact survey Project in Eastern Sudan (Kassala, Gedarif and Port Sudan). The objective was to identify the hazard areas covered by the unexploded ordnance (UXO) which was affecting the daily routine life and activities of the people in eastern Sudan. We started our initial activities by collecting the basic data and information through conducting interviews and meetings with community leaders and local authorities.
The initial survey period extended for three months during which the team was able to meet with different actors range between community leaders and the eastern front leader’s as well main opposition group. The team was able to go carry out various field missions to very remote located areas which entail travelling on the foot sometimes due to the inaccessibility of the areas.
The information collected trough the survey helped us in broadening our knowledge and gave us an idea about the Bija community in Eastern Sudan particular those who are living in the rural areas and remote villages. Also we came to learn how the UXO has negatively impacted on their social and economical life through limiting their daily activities and narrowing the grazing space for their livestock, the only source of income generating in the Beja rural areas.
The level of high illiteracy among the Bija community-specially the women- was one of the biggest problem the team noticed during the survey. The Language and culture barrier could be one of the causes of the problem beside the lack of the education’s infrastructure. Also the UXO has deprived many children from continuing their due to the difficulty of having accessible road to their schools.
One of the recommendation came out as result of the survey was to raise the awareness of the community on the UXO and how to deal with this its hazard
The level of suffering witness by the team in the community raised the level of sympathy and encouraged the team to consider some voluntary contribution in order to reduce the losses to people and livestock
The areas covered by the survey were the rural areas in the outskirt of Kassala town. The team started by gathering the people, then talking to the leaders , involving school students and women as well and educate them about the UXO and the way of dealing with mines in general in case someone come across it in additional of tagging the warning signs by using locally available materials.
Local dialects were used to facilitate the level of understanding within the community on the subject of education.
The work gave the team the opportunity to learn and measure the impact of the awareness with regard to the mine risk education conducted for the local community specially the children which made it easier for NGO’s operating in the areas to work in the field of mine risk education
Through the little voluntary work I did I feel myself and the team we made huge difference in the life of the ordinary people those who were exposed to huge risk posed by the mine which was covering big area including their farming and grazing lands. Eventually the community we targeted they were educated on those risks and came learn the way to avoid those risks and safe their life as much as they can.
I volunteer and advocate with at least 24 national and international organizations to advocate for causes I believe in to make our world a better and safer place to live for us all promoting peace, prosperity, safety, combatting poverty and aiding to provide medical supplies in impoverished nations, human rights, wildlife protection, environmental conservation and protection as well as safe exploration of renewable resources in addition to supporting our own military members. Because my voice matters and I have a responsibility to be a mentor to others.