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24 July 2006
Iraqi students spend holidays helping the displaced 
Anbar, Iraq: Hosts of college students from the west Anbar are spending their summer holidays doing volunteer work in hospitals, clinics and camps for people displaced by conflict amongs religious groups.  Read article
19 July 2006
Young volunteers bridge generations 
Hanoi, Vietnam: Whether they're holding classes for children in a pagoda or in floating classrooms, student volunteers in Hanoi's Red River islet are selfless in their efforts to educate and help the poor and disabled children living in the area.  Read article

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Korea Life Insurance vice-president Shin Eun-chul, centre, plays with children at Seoul SOS Children’s Village, while volunteering at the social facility for children.  (The Korea Times)
19 July 2006
Love thy neighbours: Korean corporate volunteers show the way by Yoon Ja-young
Seoul, Rep. of Korea: Employees of Korea Life Insurance dedicate one percent of their working hours to volunteering to show that they "love their neighbours."  Read article
10 July 2006
Chinese volunteers making a difference 
Through a volunteer development program called the West Plan, young teachers and doctors from China’s wealthier eastern provinces are heading into the country’s less developed western provinces in droves to help communities there. Since its start in 2003, the program has sent over 40,000 recent graduates into communities throughout China’s West.  Read article

From: China Daily, China
10 July 2006
More young Americans volunteering abroad by Kathy Boccella
There is a growing number of young Americans who are reaching beyond their communities to aid scientific field research, work in orphanages, and build houses in outposts worldwide.  Read article

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The people you'll meet on these pages are not famous, yet they have touched millions of people's lives through their committment, compassion and courage. They've been baptized as  "trailblazers", "shakers and movers", "disaster responders", among others.  Whatever names they've been called, they have one thing in common -- they've made a difference.