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A future in the Peace Corps
I am interested in the possibility of becoming involved in the Peace Corps following my college graduation. Are there any ways for me to get involved now? Could anyone offer any suggestions??? Please email me any responses or post the message. Thanks a lot!
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Volunteers working in poor countries. Humanitarian organization created by John F. Kennedy.
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40,000 children died today....
...that's right. 40,000 children died today, 40,000 died yesterday, 40,000 will die tomorrow, and every day thereafter. EVERY SINGLE DAY 40,000 children die of hunger and hunger related disease. These are not nameless faces. These are real children with dreams of a better future. but they have no future unless we step in.
We are Childcare International, a 16 year old Christian ministry dedicated to helping the poor. Please visit our web site at
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God bless you,
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Colleen McFarlane last edited by
Support for aid workers
Does anyone know of a newsgroup, email discussion forum, magazine or in fact anything that provides support for international aid workers?
I would like to join.
Jody last edited by
Re: 40,000 children died today....
How do you know not more than that died? Or less? PLEASE WRITE BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
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I AM A 30 YEARS OLD KENYAN FEMALE WITH BACHELORS IN ANTHROPOLOGY, POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SKILLS, DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL TRAINING SKILL & 7 YEARS EXPERIENCE.
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7 YEARS experience in Training and Capacity Building Since 1995, I have enhanced the capacities of Community based business skills provider organizations・Board of Directors, Executive Directors, staff and client groups to effectively deliver small business and poverty eradication strategies through programs based in the pooreast regions in eastern and western regions of KENYA as well as UGANDA and TANZANIA.
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If you are living in Barcelona and would like to volunteer as part of a humanist project that has to do with solidarity (Humanist help to Mozambique), communication (local magazine) and
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Major population of the world live in rural villages estimated 55% in developed countries and 70% in develping countries, some more and in some countries is less.
Among these rural population 60% or more has less land or no land. Majority of those having small land is because of land division among increased number of family. If father / mother have one land that is divided among all children so this small land is not enough to make as source of income
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Scandals, about which nobody in Bahamas wants to speak
(Read full report at www.injustice.net.tc)
What makes the situation at the Bahamas frustrating, is the fact that the Prime
Minister Perry Christie is himself a lawyer. And under his guidance there
prevails a wide-spread corruption and chaos in the juridical system of his
country. Bahamian businessmen and foreign investors not only accuse him of
fighting very less against corruption, before the background that at the moment
he must be having the best knowledge of the insufficient conditions in the
judicial system, his participation at some places is suggested.
It is correct that Perry Christie has knowledge about the fact, that his lawyer
colleagues delay judicial rulings without moral principles consciously (scandal
1), manipulate negotiations for the financial disadvantage of their own client
(scandal # 2), uninhibited increased costs in calculation take place (scandal #
- as well as scruplesless values of mandates take over (scandal # 4). The often
demanded and necessary reforms of the Bahamian judicial system won't take place in order afew people can profit from it (scandal # 5). Even the highest judge of the Bahamas, Sir Burton
Hall, does not shrink from expressing a likewise criticism.
It is a breaking of law, if the law system of Bahamas does not permit a
plaintiff, his entitled demands in acceptable way with courts (scandal # 6).
There are sufficient serious complaints about attorneys - often also of white
foreigners - that the Bar Association of the Bahamas, the Minister of Justice
or even the Prime Minister are involved (scandal # 7).
“ Lawyers have the license to print money”
Firstly the totally primitive, terse behaviour of the lawyers is criticised
(scandal # 8), which however has extensive negative effects. Would you like to
know lawyers, who do not answer letters and e-mails (scandal # 9) to not keep
discussion dates (scandal # 10) or to do not appear on the court dates (scandal
11)? Then the Bahamas are correct. It is generally normal, if one does not continously reach his lawyer on the phone
(scandal #12) and also does not receive an answer from him (scandal # 13). Is it
to not even be called a certain insolence, if shortly before a court date, a
brief discussion with the lawyer cannot take place (scandal #14) and if the
secretary only tersely repeats, that the lawyer” is not in the island”
Foreigners are known to report: The chaos in the judicial system of the Bahamas
can be hardly over done any more. And do not believe on the assured
call backs (scandal # 15). On the Bahamas even the smallest faith in justice
remains at a distance.
Actually there are these not ending delays, that readily lead to the evaluation
that the tactical behaviors of the Bahamian lawyers stink to the sky (scandal #
16). Does one have to really ask here the question, whether a lawyer want to charge high and highest costs from an allegedly rich
foreigner (scandal # 17)? At tables reserved for regulars one knows it exactly:
“ A lawyer of the Bahamas has the license to print the money!”
- as well as scruplesless values of mandates take over (scandal # 4). The often
Ronald last edited by
Am Ronald Magezi from Uganda(EAST AFRICA) and if you are interested in coming to Uganda and do some Volunteer work,please e-mail me and i will make arrangements for your stay here.My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much and i hope to hear from you soon.God Bless You.
roselyn last edited by
you know what guys..im wondering, why is philippines still not one of the developing countries? it was the richest but why? is it because of the president or what? of it's because of over populated?
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Do you think that most countries are still Developing Countries because of wars?
If so what Developing Countries/Country would like to help?
And how would you help them or what resource would you use to help them?
What countries are suffering the most?
And what proof do you have that this country been suffering the most?
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VOLUNTEERISM in NEPAL: HOPE 'n HOME
HOPE 'n HOME makes a positive difference in the lives of the deprived society of NEPAL by providing volunteering opportunities to international volunteers.
We provide support to committed volunteers who have an understanding and respect of all races, religions and cultures. Our programs are intended to be flexible and we aim to accommodate all interests, needs and budgets.
We send volunteers to orphanages, centers for disabled children, health posts, hospitals, and to schools and communities to generate awareness regarding environment,sanitation and teaching english.
The ultimate goal of this Volunteer Program is to give the Nepalese the necessary tools to help themselves. Your time, talent and contribution can help us do that. Through our resources and your involvement, together we can better the lives of the Nepalese.
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Alexandra last edited by
Do you think that most countries are still Developing Countries because of wars? No i believe countries are still developing becuase of political change and not unity between all ethic groups in the country. Not necessary through violence but also technology and resourses.
If so what Developing Countries/Country would like to help? I would love to help Bolivia and Colombia
And how would you help them or what resource would you use to help them? I would want to educate the people that there is something better out there and to educate their youth.
What countries are suffering the most? I believe the countries in Africa
And what proof do you have that this country been suffering the most? The amount of death that has hit there people.
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Teaching as Volunteer in Nepal
Teaching English in Nepal. In this program volunteers mainly support formal education and will teach English for 3 to 4 hours each day for 5 days a week in Pokhara and around Pokhara. Besides formal teaching, they will be involved in encouraging students to take initiation and organize extracurricular learning activities for life skills and personal development.
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What is child labour: Any child under the age specified by law worldwide works full time, mentally or physically to earn for own survival or adding to family income, that interrupts child’s social development and education is called “child labour”.
Any child under the age of 15 engaged in activity to feed family or self is “child labour”. ILO Convention 138 (C. 138) obligates countries to fix a minimum age for employment that should not be less than the age for completing compulsory schooling and, in any event, should not be less than 15 years. Developing countries may set the minimum age at 14. C-138 provides flexibility for countries to establish a younger minimum age of 12 or 13 for children to partake in “light work.”
Children’s participation in economic activity - that does not negatively affect their health and development or interfere with education, can be positive. Work that does not interfere with education (light work) is permitted from the age of 12 years under the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 138. So child engaged in part time work to learn practical skill linked to social or inherited custom or crafts is not child labor. It becomes “child labour” only when child weaves carpet in a factory; earns money to support family without schooling, social development. On the other hand if child works for 3-4 hours to learn or earn for self or parents after schooling, would not be known as child labour as is additional education and practical skill that a child learns.
Definition of elements of worst forms of child labour- all types of slavery, forceful hiring of children, commercial and sexual exploitation of children, hard working condition.
With the change of world order future education system would be more practical than present system of theory from books and notebooks. Each child would be encouraged to involve in practical education that gives skill to survive in competitive world. So, defining “education” becomes important to define “child labour”. Thus any child works for pleasure, leisure, pocket money, helping parents, hobby, aspiration, non hazardous part time work is not “child labour”. “Child labour” purely accounts when child is forced to work under slavery, poverty, parentless or social or parent’s boycott.
Types of child labour- Self employed and employed with others are two categories of child labour:
• Self employed- street sellers, rag or scrap pickers, street entertainers, child prostitution or pornography (but mostly they are hired by notorious gangs), begging, and other odd jobs. These types of children are mainly street children and rural migrants. Most these children are parentless, abandoned by parents, riot or war misery. The situation changes; in poor countries they are helping hand to the parents.
• Employed with others- factory or mine workers, domestic servants, child prostitution or pornography. Conducting work in other’s premises or in other’s custody. Such children work with parents consent or are parentless. Some are sold or some work to help parents to meet livelihood.
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My name is Nicole. I am a high school student in America. I am interested in speaking about education in developing countries. If anybody is interested please contact me by email.
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hi, i am looking for someone to talk to about different issues that are going on in developing countries.
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Hello everyone, I'm looking for someone to touch base with on the issues of hunger and the homeless in developing countries. If there is anyone interested, please get back to me. thanks.
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Food grain shortage may have many reasons but two main reasons we are not taking into consideration. They are excessive urban growth and pruning agricultural lands and agriculture as non profitable business any more.
Similar situation is now with entire world, demand is more and production is less due to imbalanced economic policies. More attention is given to urban economic growth than the rural research and development. A day will come when a slogan or will find ad “Buy one kg of rice and get a laptops free” as computers and other electronic products will be much cheaper. Economic growth has to be balanced considering social condition of the country. Banning exports of essential items is only temporary solution to overcome present situation but for future food grain shortage will further aggravate as
• Global warming - Nature earth’s own modifications and adjustments is the natural. Excessive human population, Excessive concrete buildings – industries (even excessive urbanization has role to warm our globe), carbon fuel based transportations heat up environment to reduce moisture in land results shortage and uncertain rain, river shrinkage, draught, shortage of water and so on.
• 25 years back there was more agricultural land than of today many of them converted to more and more housing and industrial lands; whereas population growing fast, feeding will become challenge to most countries even developed countries will not escape. Nature’s priority is water, food and then shelter. Economic and scientific growth need to be first based on human needs.
• Urban related economic growth thrusts agricultural land conversion to cities and building to accommodate urban population and industries. Over 20% of farm lands of developing countries have been converted to cities and buildings for the past decades and Over 50% of farmlands of villages (close to cities) got merged with cities.
• Non profitable food grain production (international organization and appropriate governments shall have to reconsider bring back agricultural subsidies). Also make agriculture more profitable by linking customer and farmers by way of direct procurement by large stores, and other agencies so mediators and brokers are kept away. There are many reasons for high cost of production of food grain but as food comes in highest priority WTO and the Governments need to reconsider bringing back subsidies or other incentives to farmers as is the only solution to make agriculture more profitable to farmers. Present situation is such that farmers get more profit selling their land to builders than farming.
• Escalation of essential food prices by “futures” trading (without add on value to product) helps hording so less and less mediators between producer and final customer. Present system of trading agricultural goods only helps middlemen from wholesalers to brokers. Their financial power helps them hold back stock to create artificial shortage.
• Irrigation and water shortage (In fact water crisis is there but in some states and countries water is excessive causing disaster or consumed by sea. If scientists of missiles or warplanes work on how river water reaches sea after consumed by entire world, would convert desert land to fertile land).
• Bio fuel is not alone the reason for food crisis as one day world will have to switch over to alternate source for fuel usage and bio fuel will be one of the substitutes. However, using human food as fuel is unjustified as food is the first priority than the fuel. Need to source other plants such as river or sea plants or from land plants not used for growing food grain.
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Would you like to volunteer while travelling/trekking in Nepal? Volunteer in Nepal with Orphans,poor street children and/or victimized women for a day, a week or a month at Fresh Nepal. Volunteer in various projects at the orphanage which include teaching, health care and/or office work. Spend time with the children (orphans) playing and doing activites with them. Visit http://www.freshnepal.org for more information
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Hello, I am an American student who is interested in discussing global justice issues, the issue of hunger and poverty in particular, with someone from a developing country. Thank you in advance for your time and insights.
Missing Government attention and uncreative education system are worsening rural employment opportunities to drive villagers to migrate to urban cities. Literate, semi-literate and illiterate all rush to cities in search of better opportunities. (As per World Bank figures: Almost 180,000 people are added to the urban population each day and It is estimated that there are almost a billion poor people in the world, of this over 750 million live in urban areas without adequate shelter and basic services. 1/3 of people in developing countries living in cities, live in slum/squatter settlements). Migrating rural labor force creating shortage to enhance labor cost. In addition, Minimum wage regulations and loss making sector entice farmers to sell off their lands to industrial and housing business owners. http://www.sadashivan.com/negativepositivefactorsandwe/id20.html
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