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  • 1. INTERNSHIP POSSIBILITIES 2010 MADAGASCAR, INDIA, NEPAL, KENYA, GUATEMALA AND THE PHILIPPINES 05/11/10 UNSA Maastricht
  • 2. INDIA
    • Bal Anand
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  • 3. Bal Anand Welfare Trust
    • 60 registered places
    • 92 children
    • 20 special children
    • 72 from the age of 3months to 14years.
    • 5 floors
    • 3 professional staff and women from the village
    • + the volunteers
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  • 4. Tasks
    • Babies – change and feed
    • Kids – dress, feed and play
    • Older Children – play and do homework
    • Write reports about play sessions
    • Report to the psychologist
    • Make a schedule for the children
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  • 5. UMANG
    • A home beyond a home
    • A place, 2hrs. Outside of Mumbai and Pune, for the disabled adults from Bal Anand
    • One caretaker
    • 8-10 residents from 18 to 25
    • Workshops, daily routine
    • Accommodation – own room
    • 4 weeks
    • Opened in March 2010
    • Close cooperation with Bal Anand
    05/11/10 UNSA Maastricht
  • 6. Travelling in India
    • IT IS DIFFERENT BUT WONDERFUL!!!
    • Very diverse country side, big cities with a lot of people but also beaches, deserts, rainforests…
    • Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Chennai, Jaipur, Dehli, Agra
    • Sri Lanka, Malaysia
    • Be careful but enjoy the time
    • Adapt to the people and the way they treat you but do not accept everything, especially not things you feel uncomfortable about!!!
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  • 7. Living in India
    • Accommodation – outside the orphanage in an apartment complex. It is different (bathrooms).
    • Food – spicy, but very good. Do not hesitate to try it.
    • Traffic – an experience in itself!! :D
    • Getting around – use little rickshaws, taxis or the train. It is a part of the Indian culture.
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  • 8. Challenges / good things
    • Challenges:
    • Adapt to the country and the people
    • Get used to the way the orphanage works
    • not to think about the small things too much but look at the big picture
    • The language barrier
    • Good things:
    • Making the children smile
    • Experiencing the country and the process within the orphanage
    • Hearing the kids call you ‘didi’ and become attached to you, showing you that you are needed.
    • And lots more….
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  • 9. Requirements for future volunteers
    • Be motivated to help, to experience this very different world
    • Be up for a challenge
    • Be open-minded
    • Be able to not take things too personally
    • Want change
    • Like children, even when they are louder at times ;)
    • Be not afraid to try new things!!
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  • 10. Contact Rahel: [email_address] www.balanand.org 05/11/10 UNSA Maastricht
  • 11. KENYA, NAIROBI
    • CIVS Center for International Voluntary Services
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  • 12. CIVS Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
    • NGO established in 1993
    • head office in Nairobi, Kenya
    • aim: stimulating self-development initiatives
    • services:
    • airport pick-up
    • preparation seminar
    • accommodation
    • contact person
  • 13. Kenya
    • beautiful and diverse landscapes
    • many national parks for Safaris
    • coastline with white beaches
    • mountains
    • desert in the North
    • rainforest / Lake Victoria in the East
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  • 14. Evaluation
    • positive experience
    • feeling to be needed and to spend time meaningful
    • influence on future plans
    • still in contact
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    • at times problems with different culture (being a “white“)
  • 15. PROJECTS
    • Workcamps - 3 weeks - in the countryside - accommodation at project site
    • Medium / Long Term Volunteer Projects - max. 1 year
    • - accomodation at project site / host family
    • Possible to combine both!
    Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 16. Workcamp July 2011
    • EMPIS Centre, 9 th July – 27 th July 2011
    • Aim: support orphans and vulnerable children, Income Generating Activities
    • Tasks: Construction work, environmental activities, working in the group farm, HIV awareness campaign
    • no specific skills required
    • 282 € + flight
    Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 17. Workcamp August 2011
    • Anyiko Health Center, 9 th – 27 th August 2011
    • Aim: provide quality health care, promote community based health care
    • Tasks: construction of the health center, assist in teaching, HIV and sex education
    • no specific skills required
    • 282 € + flight
    Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 18. 1. Robinson Island
    • marine eco-tourism sanctuary (two UN awards)
    • Focus: awareness raising and environmental activities
    • Aims: encourage community participation in the governance of resources, establish a media for communication between partners, enhance learning and exchange of information
    Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 19. 1. Robinson Island
    • Tasks: turtle conservation; educational and research activities; data collection; beach clean-up; construction of center facilities; Mangrove forest rehabilitation; media
    • Costs: first month: 265 €, then: 210 € + flight
    • Accommodation: at project site
    Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 20. 2. Magodo Children´s Home
    • Orphanage + school located in Nairobi
    • Aims: support orphans and vulnerable children
    • Tasks: social work in the children home; teaching; organizing extra curriculum activities; help preparing the food and feeding the kids
    • Costs: first month: 213 €, then: 165 € + flight
    • Accommodation in host family
    Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 21. 3. Watoto Wema Center
    • Orphanage + school located in Nairobi
    • Aims: support orphans and vulnerable children
    • Tasks: social work in the children home; teaching; empowering the minors; help in the kitchen
    • Costs: first month: 213 €, then: 165 € + flight
    • Accommodation in host family
    Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 22. Contact Eva: [email_address] www.civs-kenya.org Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 23. THE PHILIPPINES
    • Educational Research & Development Assistance (ERDA)
  • 24. „ The key to all development aid is education“
    • To educate a child is to save a man
  • 25.
    • Beneficiaries
    • School Dropouts & Potential Dropouts
    • Child Scavengers
    • Street Children
    • Child Laborers
    • Children in Conflict with the Law
    • Children of Persons affected by Leprosy
    • Children of Indigenous People
  • 26. Teaching in the Pre-Schools
  • 27. Staying in the orphanage
  • 28. Activities with children in conflict with the Law
  • 29. Relief Operations
  • 30. Contact Katharina: [email_address] www.erdafoundation.org 05/11/10 UNSA Maastricht
  • 31. INDIA, PUNE
    • Human Rights and Law Defenders
    Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 32. Important Facts
    • Part of the Sahyog Trust Organization
    • Located in Pune, India
    • Lawyers, social workers and volunteers
    • Accommodation: apartment in Pune, shared with a maximum of 4 volunteers (ca. 30 000 Rupies in total – ca. 480 Euro per month); maybe also host families
    Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 33. The NGO’s work
    • NGO‘s belief: law can be used as a tool to fight social stigmata & bring about social change
    • Trying to legally advise and help marginalized groups of people who cannot afford a lawyer + represent them in court
    • Doing documentations of human right related issues
    • working with students to sensitise them
    • public hearings
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  • 34. Volunteer’s personal experiences
    • What they did: 1. compare German legislation of domestic violence to the Indian one 2. create a case data base concerning such cases 3. write a paper about the shortcomings of the courts + recommendations
    • Their opinion was asked and respected by the NGO‘s workers
    • Worked until 16.00 each day
    • HRLD organized a trip through the country to show the farmer‘s living situations
    • Some days off to visit Mumbay
    Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 35. Contact Inga: [email_address] www.sahyogtrust.in/hrld.htm Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 36. GUATEMALA
    • Fundación Para el Desarollo Integral
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  • 37. Fundación Para el Desarollo Integral -FUDI-
    • Non – profit organization for the sostenible development of the rural Communities in Chilmaltenango
    • founded in 1976 to create development opportunities for rural communities under inequalities and poverty trough social and economics projects.
  • 38. FUDI’s 3 main projects
    • Farming projects in the Highlands of Guatemala (Utz Samaj)
    • Health related projects for local communities (Aqon Jay)
    • Projects about entrepreneurship with young women (Ixoqi)
  • 39. Colegio EBEN EZER
    • Teaching English to kids and local people
    • Participate in school and community related activities e.g. excursions
    • Organize new activities or games for the kids
  • 40. Contact Marco: [email_address] www .serviciosuniversitarios.org
  • 41. MADAGASCAR
    • Maventy Health International
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  • 42. Maventy Health International
    • Situated in a rural health clinic in
    • Northern Madagascar (Diana Region)
    • Supported by the UN, initiated by an
    • American doctor, general guidance by
    • a native Malagasy
    • In Cooperation with the local doctor, nurse and midwife
    • Aims: reduce malnutrition, educate about proper nutrition, raise awareness about AIDS/ STDs, improve health care
    Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 43. Tasks for Volunteers
    • Malnutrition project (screening of children, developing an online database, distribute multivitamines, etc.)
    • Assisting the hospital staff (physical examinations, child birth, etc.)
    • Educational session (proper nutrition, Sexually Transmitted Deseases, AIDS)
    • Community work (teaching, social activities)
    • Renovations (construction works, development of sanitations, etc.)
  • 44. Important facts a volunteer should know
    • Especially for medical students
    • Challenging experience: poor health care, encounter with severe deseases/death, poor sanitation
    • Often slow progress , depending on own initiative
    • Madagascar is primarily a French speaking country but most natives speak only Malagasy
    • Madagascar has had a share of political crises and is facing political and economical instability
  • 45. Contact Theresa: theresa.damm@web.de www.maventy.org Friday 5 November 2010 UNSA Maastricht
  • 46. INDIA
    • Salaam Baalak Trust Mumbai
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  • 47. The NGO
    • Founded in 1989
    • Salaam Baalak Trust
    • - Dongri
    • - Chowpatty
    • - Topiwalla
    • - Kaylan
    • - Sholapur
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  • 48. Tasks
    • 3-4 students were assigned to each one
    • of us
    • Teach English, Math, Biology, Geography,
    • basically everything 
    • Play with the children
    • Limited due to weather conditions
    • Outside activities can be planned during every season but the monsoon season
    • The center welcomes any creative input (dance, drama play, drawing, karate, etc.)
    Tasks: Stay: July – September
  • 49. Challenges
    • The Culture ( staring, being tricked, the beggars on the street,etc.)
    • The Language (communication with the children)
    • The Climate (very humid, 35-42°C, sudden heavy rainfalls during monsoon
    • season)
    • The Traffic, the smells
    • The Contrasts in everyday life
    • Coping with the feeling that you can help the children only to a
    • minumum extent
  • 50. Positive aspects:
    • Spending time with great children
    • Having fun
    • Giving them attention, educating them
    • Experienceing Indian hospitality and friendliness
    • Learning where your boundaries are
    • Facing completely unexpected challenges and learning how to cope with them
    • Experiencing a new culture, meeting new people
    • Learning to manage everyday life in a different country
  • 51. As a volunteer, you should:
    • Be open-minded
    • Very flexible
    • Positive/an optimist, see everything as a
    • challenge that will bring you further in life
    • Be able to adapt to the culture
    • Have good social skills 
    • Give yourself time to adjust
    Accomodation: Nice, but expensive BUT different options exist
  • 52. General information about India:
    • Mumbai is safe and also other cities we visited (Jaipur, Agra, Dehli)
    • Mumbai is one of the most expensive cities India‘s
    • Be well equipped for the monsoon season and your work as a volunteer
    • Some Hindi is always helpful
    • Be careful and a little bit skeptical (especially as a woman)
    • Travelling is cheap and easy (plane, train(VERY cheap!)
    • Keep in mind that everything takes a little bit longer, stay flexible 
  • 53. Contact : [email_address]   www.salaamstreetkids.org 05/11/10 UNSA Maastricht
  • 54. NEPAL
    • Namaste-IDF
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  • 55. Namaste- IDF Nepal Welcomes You
    • Do you want to get to know many different cultures and religions?
    • Meet the happiest and most greatful people.
    • Namste and welcome to Nepal
    • Live in a nepalese family and get to know the culture and country by heart
  • 56. IDF (Ideal Friendship) Nepal
    • Ideal Friendship-Nepal
    • -established 2004.
    • -main office situated in Kathmandu,the capital of Nepal
    • Goals:
    • -provide community development programs in differents communities of Nepal,especially also in local communities outside the capital
    • -give any child access to education- especially English language and literature
    • -rebuild destroyed schools
    • -improve medical concerns in the hospitals especially for elder people
    • -research and developing aid concerning human rights.
    • -improve life of poores and disadvantaged groups, especially women and children
  • 57. An unique and unforgetable time in Nepal
    • Are interested in great diversity and getting to know a country that is home of the great happiness, beatitude and gratefulness?
    • Do you maybe want to use the chance of living in a native family and therefore, learn very much about the true soul of Nepal?
    • Internship Possibilities:
    • -help in an orphanage
    • -help in an hospital/look after older sick people
    • -help in contructing a learning centre or distroyed school
    • -do research and analyses in the field of human rights and look after Human Rights NGO‘s and their projects
    • (-work in an Human rights NGO- especially in connection with women and children)
    • -live in a nepalese famil or if you wish in a volunteer accomondation
  • 58.
    • IDF Nepal searches for
    • In general: Interested
    • Adaptable
    • Energetic
    • Positiv thinking people
    • For medical and teaching projects :
    • People requested to have minimum medical experience
    • People requested to have at least some basic teaching experience and the will to stay at
    • least for 3 months.
  • 59. Nepal: home for great diversity, festivals,happiness,greatfullness but also poverty,corruption,natural disasters and human right abuse
  • 60. Contact Constanze: [email_address] 05/11/10 UNSA Maastricht
  • 61. SOME MORE GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS 05/11/10 UNSA Maastricht
  • 62. What a volunteer should expect
    • Encounter with poverty
    • Poor living conditions , lack of hygiene
    • Foreign culture , different way of thinking & working
    • Practical experience of development work (positive & negative)
    • Gratitude for a helping hand
    • Great travel experience
  • 63. General Information
    • Minimum stay at the NGO: 6 weeks
    • In some cases: possibility to attain ECTS credits
    • Costs (flight, preparation track, language course etc.) must be paid by the volunteer
  • 64. How will YOU be prepared?
    • Preparation via :
    • Workshops (intercultural courses, practical training, etc.) > two weekends early May
    • Administrative support (visa, insurance, accomodation, ECTS credits, etc.)
    • Meetings with former volunteers
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  • 65. Language Courses
    • Weekly language course offered by the language centre or on a student to student basis
    • Duration : From beginning of February until beginning of June
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  • 66. How will YOU be selected?
    • Application until the 17th November, 2010
    • Typed CV and Motivation Letter
    • Motivation Letter Content (1 page):
    • Which NGO do you apply for? And why?
    • Relevant previous experiences
    • Why should we chose you? ( Personal skills, your expectations)
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  • 67. How will YOU be selected?
    • Interviews conducted
    • Personal impression of YOU
    • Responsibility towards our partner NGOs taken into consideration
    • Deliberation: before Christmas break
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  • 68. The Projects
    • MADAGASCAR
    • - one NGO
    • INDIA
    • - three NGOs
    • NEPAL
    • - one NGO
    • KENYA
    • - one NGO
    • PHILLIPNES
    • - one NGO
    • GUATEMALA
    • - one NGO
    05/11/10 UNSA Maastricht
  • 69. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION
    • Interested in our projects?
    • Send your CV and Motivation Letter until the 17th of November to project@myunsa.org!
    • Contact us for more questions: [email_address] , Contact person
    • Visit myunsa.eu
    05/11/10 UNSA Maastricht