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30 January 2009
Lesotho volunteers: "Our future is in our hands" 
Leribe, Lesotho: Lesotho Volunteer Forum and Lesotho Youth Volunteer Forum chose ‘Youth Empowerment’ as their theme for International Volunteer Day 2008 celebration at St Paul School for the Deaf, Leribe.  Read article
More about: Lesotho  Children  Youth
22 January 2009
Raising awareness in Kazakhstan 
Astana, Kazakhstan: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Kazakhstan organized a series of events to celebrate IVD 2008, starting from the month of September with a competition for journalists and public awareness campaigns.  Read article
02 December 2008
IVD - My Birthday! by Simon Wachira Wamae
Simon Wachira (right) found this man in a shanty in Western Kenya. He had been in the same wheelchair for 22 years. (S. Wamae)
Nairobi, Kenya: On 5 December (my birthday), I intend to send an appeal to my friends to raise funds and enable organizations for the disabled in Kenya to buy the items they need.   Read article
More about: Kenya
20 March 2008
Reaching out to volunteers by Simon Teasdale
Simon Teasdale from the Institute of Volunteer Research, looks at new research on volunteering, particularly among people at risk of social exclusion.  Read article
From: The Guardian, UK
More about: United Kingdom  Research
06 December 2007
Promoting equality and integration of vulnerable groups in Viet Nam 
Hanoi, Vietnam: UNV Vietnam joined hands with several organizations and government agencies to mark three UN Days: World AIDS day (1 December), International Day for Disabled People (3 December) and International Volunteer Day (5 December); with the theme "Equality and Integration".  Read article

 

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Hannah's vocation for deaf students 
Hannah, 18, volunteered to come all the way from London to Fiji and help teach the deaf students at Gospel.

She found out about Gospel School for the Deaf from one of the former directors of the school.

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Push International 
Push International is a non-profit humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide mobility and facilitate sustainable development in the disabled community inside the countries where the organization works. Push International desires to give wheelchairs to people with disabilities who are the poorest of the poor. Furthermore, it hosts wheelchair maneuvering skills clinics, teaches personal care skills, education, job skills and sports.  Visit site
Healing Horses (CA, USA) 
At Healing Horses Therapeutic Riding Center volunteers are needed to provide appropriate individualized services, support, therapy and information to help children with autism spectrum disorders grow, learn and flourish.  Visit site

Related blog entries
22 November 2006, 09:17
Develop Vietnam, develop yourself 
For the first time, Vietnam's history-laden city, Ho Chi Minh will celebrate International Volunteer Day, with the motto: "Develop Viet Nam, Develop Yourself."   Read entry
From: IVD 2006 Blog