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30 June 2011
Un impact sur tout le quartier by Isabelle Blanc
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: A l’aide de jeux éducatifs, les 120 jeunes de l’école « Auberge Fraternité » ont découvert pourquoi il est important de respecter l’environnement.  Read article
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17 June 2011
Segunda parte de 'ilustrando el voluntariado en Honduras' 
Tegucigalpa, Honduras: El sábado 4 de junio los voluntarios de la organización “Servicio para la paz”, miembro de la Red “Honduras Voluntaria”, desarrollaron una actividad en el Hospital Materno Infantil de Tegucigalpa, en donde visitaron a los niños y niñas internos en distintas salas y compartieron con ellos su tiempo, juguetes, golosinas, sonrisas y frases de apoyo.   Read article
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14 June 2011
Be a part of IYV+10 
Working on the IYV+10 children's book in Honduras. (SOLI)
Bonn, Germany and Tegucigalpa, Honduras: As part of the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10), the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is compiling a childrens book on volunteerism with the support of partners around the globe.  Read article
13 June 2011
Ilustrando el voluntariado en Honduras 
Working on the IYV+10 children's book in Honduras. (SOLI)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras: El pasado sábado 30 de abril se realizó en la ciudad de Tegucigalpa, capital de la República de Honduras, la primera parte de la actividad “Ilustrando el Voluntariado”, la cual es promovida por el programa de Voluntarios de las Naciones Unidas junto a otras Organizaciones Vinculadas al Voluntariado, miembros de la Red “Honduras Voluntaria”.   Read article
19 May 2010
UNV volunteer shoots '8 Goals for Africa' 
Accompanied by a music video, ‘8 Goals for Africa’ is being disseminated free of charge locally and internationally, before, during and after the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The performing artists will also make special appearances during the soccer tournament, promoting the MDGs and calling for action. 
The music video will be screened throughout the World Cup, across all the fan parks and public viewing areas. On the day of the finals, all eight artists will come together to sing the song in a live performance at the Soccer City Fan Fest in Johannesburg. The video will also be distributed to the international media. (UNIC South Africa/'8 Goals for the MDGs')
Pretoria, South Africa: A UNV volunteer has brought together Africa's top musicians for a high-profile campaign connecting the Millennium Development Goals with the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.  Read article


Related links
Hatua Likoni 
Hatua Likoni is a community based development organization alleviating poverty, under-education and idleness among children and youth in Likoni, Kenya. Through education, guidance and economic opportunities, Hatua Likoni fosters personal development and self sufficiency among young people while promoting economic development and civil society within Likoni.   Visit site
Gawad Kalinga 
Gawad Kalinga, which literally means “give care”, is a non-profit organization that builds houses for poor communities and helps rehabilitate the lives of people in need. The organization is dedicated to eradicating poverty and rehabilitating the lives of people from slum areas in the Philippines and other developing countries.  Visit site
Volunteer for Community Development (VFCD) 
Volunteer for Community Development and Environment Education (VFCD) is a non-government, non-profit organization in Vietnam with a mission to build global community events through local environmental and community services. VFCD provides opportunities that make a difference to the lives of people from all parts of the world.  Visit site

Related blog entries
Tree planting at the Lagud Village Learning Inn in Barangay Uhaj, Banaue. Eloisa Romero from JICA (wearing black, on the left) and Jephonie Himiwat (right) attend. (JICA)
16 July 2008, 05:45
A diploma for a rice cooker 
In the Philippines, two Japanese volunteers help send young Ifugao people to school and, in the process, learn to cook rice without a rice cooker...

Jephonie Himmiwat is an Ifugao, one of the indigenous people in the northern Philippines. Her people and their land are inseparable, thus both are called by the same name, Ifugao. 

In Japan, two women enjoyed a very different upbringing. Twenty-three-year-old Kiyoko Okamoto spent four years as staff at the Mister Donut chain while she was studying international economics in the city of Fukuoka. Thirty-year-old Kozue Kamijo worked part-time in a restaurant while attending a business school in the Japanese capital.

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Children in the Sichuan earthquake zone make the best of living in temporary accommodation. (L. Liu/UNV)
02 June 2008, 23:06
Earthquake Diary: 1 June 
Sunday is International Children's Day, and this year people around China have one common concern: children in the earthquake-hit regions. We know that many children suffered in the devastating quake but there are still many of them who survived, and they are eager to get back to study and playing with their friends. Children are the most vulnerable group in our community and much attention needs to be paid on them.  Read entry