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"The world is hugged by the arms of faithful volunteers"


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Thankyou to all people and places volunteers - past and future.

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"The world is hugged by the arms of faithful volunteers"

  1. 1. “The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.” Everett Mámor
  2. 2. “ I am very proud ofthe fact that I mighthave startedsomething thatcould do so muchgood.” Nigel
  3. 3. “Volunteer - you will get far more out of it than you have put in.” Monica
  4. 4. “There is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment thanbeing of service to someone in need.” Gillian Anderson
  5. 5. “You only get out of it what you put in” Duncan
  6. 6. Mel and Peter Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. Author Unknown
  7. 7. “In addition tomaking adifference, ourfamily actually camehome richer inpersonal and globalperspectives.” Mike Hsieh Mapoch
  8. 8. “I was very impressedby Lisong’s focus onteacher training as theway to raise educationstandards nationwiderather than working inindividual schoolswhere improvementswill affect only a smallnumber of children.” Dianne
  9. 9. “As a UK teacher, I amused to everythingbeing structured. Inever knew whenchildren would turn upand more and morewould appear once Idstarted an activity.” Lucy
  10. 10. “ people & places werethe only organisation Icame across whichfocused on matching skillsto project needs. Theyprovided the opportunityto apply my professionalskills and thus allow meto make a moresignificant difference tomy project.” Kris (in Lucy’s tiara)
  11. 11. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, weSue and Salome may even become friends Maya Angelou
  12. 12. I would recommendvolunteering to othersbecause you learn aboutthe people as well as theplace. It’s not easy - I wasvery tired in the eveningsbut at the end of it youreally feel that you havedone somethingworthwhile. Tony
  13. 13. “We feel that ourskills have been well matched to the needs of the staff and it has been a pleasure to serve them.” Hugh and Joan
  14. 14. “I was so impressedwith the level ofenthusiasm within thestaff. They were soeager to learn newtechniques and toobserve thesetechniques within theirclassrooms.” Sara
  15. 15. “The home stay accommodations were wonderful. We weren’tsure what to expect, and we ended up just loving the home and the township. There was atrue sense of community and everyone wasextremely friendly to us.” Eileen
  16. 16. "This old white man has done what other people of my own colour refuse to, he has given me the chance to learn to work with my own hands”.Nathi- local unemployed youth about Charles
  17. 17. “Going home wasreally hard. In SouthAfrica, not a daypassed when I didntfeel valuable, or like Iwas learning andseeing new things.” Emma
  18. 18. “If you think you are toosmall to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” Betty Reese
  19. 19. “I always felt safeand with the manyactivities, I never hada dull moment.I went there with anopen mind and sowasn’t disappointedabout anything!” Edwina
  20. 20. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” Nelson Henderson
  21. 21. “My job is to designthe curriculum andthen developappropriate learningmaterials – so far sogood in fact so far sobrilliant!” Bill
  22. 22. “ I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not letwhat I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ” Edward Everett Hale
  23. 23. Thank you for contributing to human development. You may consider the role you have played or about to play small in such a big world full with all sorts of problems but do not forget it is one kick at a time that scores the winning goal! Therefore, no role is small until we win!Adama - local partner The Gambia
  24. 24. Nokwakha( Nita) and Pumesa
  25. 25. There are two ways ofspreading light - to be thecandle or the mirror thatreflects it. Edith Wharton