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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  India  Refugees
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: India  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: India  Children
Universal Free School for Children (VA, USA) 
UFSFC is a non profit organization to promote education as a fundamental human right through construction and establishment of free primary and secondary schools for children.  Visit site
More about: United States  Children  MDG 2
Fighting Illiteracy in Indonesia 
Teaching literacy is Bahrul Ulumiyah Suheb’s driving passion. A teacher by profession, Bahrul makes her living by teaching elementary school students and also gives a great deal of her time and energy as a volunteer with Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia—a non-profit organization focusing on women’s empowerment and on the abolishment of illiteracy.   Visit site
More about: Indonesia  Gender
Campaña chilena de alfabetización Contigo Aprendo 2008 
El Ministerio de Educación y el Programa Chilecalifica invita a las personas interesadas en realizar un trabajo voluntario de servicio a la comunidad a postular para ser monitor(a) de alfabetización de personas jóvenes y adultas mayores de 15 años, sin escolaridad o con menos de 4 años de escolaridad básica, en la Campaña de Alfabetización Contigo Aprendo 2008. La Campaña se desarrollará entre los meses de junio y diciembre en las regiones de Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins, Maule, Bío Bío, Araucanía, Los Lagos, Los Ríos, Aysén y Metropolitana.  Visit site
More about: Chile
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
Over 10,000 volunteers sign up to teach India campaign 
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).
The idea of Teach India has struck an instant chord, with more than 10,000 people signing up to pledge at least two hours a week to teach a child in their neighbourhood, mostly for weekend sessions. This army of volunteers is a multi-lingual, multi-talented one drawn from diverse streams - doctors, lawyers, company executives, educationists, actors, businessmen, housewives, writers, artists, retired folk, government employees and, most hearteningly, college students.  Visit site
Mercy Ships 
Mercy Ships is a global charity providing developing countries with free medical and surgical services. It also helps local communities develop sustainable water, sanitation and education programs. The charity operates the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, staffed with volunteer doctors, nurses, engineers and agriculturists who visit ports in some of the world’s poorest countries.  Visit site
More about: Health
Mercy Ships recognizes International Day of the African Child 
Millions of children in Africa suffer at the hands of poverty, as well as a lack of access to medical care.Forgotten and deprived, many perish. The volunteers working on board the Africa Mercy - the world's largest charity hospital ship - offer those children hope and the opportunity to lead a full life. Two years ago, 10 year-old Benedict Menkoah discovered how Mercy Ships can transform the life of a child.  Visit site

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