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ES-Tibet 
Educational Support Tibet (ES-Tibet) is a non-profit organisation, that offers Tibetan refugees in India opportunities for a professional education. The Tibetan Exile Government offers a five year education for refugees in Tibetan Transit Schools (TTS). ES-Tibet carefully selects TTS-students to educate them further for two years in English, Computer Skills and Chinese. Furthermore, the organiyation promotes the independency of Tibetans with professional and personal training and thus makes an important contribution to the preservation and development of the traditional Tibetan culture.  Visit site
More about: China  Education  Refugees
The Sahabhagi solution 
We need a new volunteerism... The old volunteerism was based upon charity. The new volunteerism is based on building a community whose values are shared equally.  Visit site
More about: Civil society
Committed Action for Relief and Education (CARE) Mumbai 
The mission or CARE Mumbai is to bring people, their ideas and knowledge together and provide a platform for helping the underprivileged section of  society.And tackle problems like communalism, deprivation, discrimination and exploitation.  Visit site
More about: Education  Peacekeeping
Teach India: Appealing to the spirit of volunteerism amongst citizens 
Teach India was launched on 6 June 2008 in the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai as a social initiative of the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. in partnership with Times Foundation and the United Nations Volunteers programme. Basic education, support classes and story-telling volunteer programmes are part of the initiative.  Visit site
More about: Children  Education
A unique fair to celebrate volunteerism 
A Volunteer Fair will be held on Saturday to celebrate volunteerism in Odisha and worldwide. The event will provide an opportunity to individuals who want to contribute to their community to connect with NGOs needing volunteers to work on different social issues.

This year, volunteers of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Odisha will participate and share their experiences to underline the contributions volunteerism can make to social and economic development.   Visit site
Voluntary Service for Peace (VSFP) 
Voluntary Service for Peace (VSFP) is an international voluntary youth organization, working for global peace through voluntary service and youth mobilization in India and Sri Lanka. VSFP networks with international and national organizations to promote cross-cultural voluntary social camps and to create global peace through various activities.  Visit site
More about: Sri Lanka  Peacekeeping
Meet the agents of change 
In its efforts to ensure protection of child rights, Child Rights and You (CRY) has redefined the meaning of volunteering. The organization has been trying to channel the collective strength of communities by identifying the underlying issues like caste, gender and class bias that children and communities face, and finding long-term solutions.  Visit site
More about: Children
A bit for society 
Young professionals are taking time out to do social work with NGOs in India, volunteering during weekends at various organizations where they can apply their skills to do some noble work. The volunteer is no longer only the housewife, the student or the elderly person, but includes management professionals, engineers or those with doctorates...  Visit site
A new constituency of volunteers in India 
Perhaps 42 million Indian children of primary-school age do not attend school. The UNV-supported Times of India 'Teach India' campaign aims to redress the issue. (Times of India).
Apart from the sheer number of 'Teach India' volunteers - 55,000 have registered so far - it's the kind of people who have volunteered to be part of the campaign that is truly interesting. Almost 90 percent have never done any kind of social work before. As Adeline Aubry, programme officer for UNV in India, points out, "Teach India has created a new constituency of volunteers".  Visit site
FACE India 
FACE aims at increasing social, cultural, educational, and environmental actions in the rural and urban areas through the national and international exchange of youth. It is established in India with the support of several national and international volunteer, social, cultural and educational organizations involved in the field of national and international volunteer services.  Visit site
More about: Youth

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