He's 22 years old, currently living in Düsseldorf - Germany. He's studying social sciences at the HHU - University Düsseldorf. A few years ago, he's been volunteering in New Zealand for about a year and used to write a little on the side for the organization he went away with.
What makes someone a “good person”? There are many possibilities, but one we can all agree on is empathy! The ability to feel for and support others, no matter who they are or where they come from. Volunteering itself is an expression of empathy, as volunteers go abroad to help and learn from different people all around the world. Learn, how international friendship can change the lives of many.
Don’t we know it? Being young isn’t easy. That goes for NGOs just as much as for anyone else. Yet with lots of energy, fun and dedication, the people from “Cheap Impact” do a great job of making sure that the kids in their care get a great education and especially a youth filled with fun, friends and a future to look forward to
HIV/ AIDS is a terrible disease, which claims countless lives each year. Peter Bundala, member of ‘Youth in action against poverty and AIDS’ explains how YAAPHA provides vital work to undermine the roots of the virus. Through education, care and empowerment of the most vulnerable people, YAAPHA saves lives while improving quality of life and economical chances for the people of Tanzania.
After the disastrous earthquake in Mai 2015, Krishna Timilsina from Alliance Nepal speaks about the efforts of locals and volunteers, to get Nepal back up. Though it is going to be a long way, there are many countries, NGO’s and local or foreign volunteers willing to help. An example how something terrible becomes collectively opposed by amazing people.
Mente Argentina is a Buenos Aires based organization with many ties to diverse regional social projects. From social and educational work with street kids, to medical and even business opportunities for volunteers, there is always much to do. David from Mente Argentina, explains the significant impact of international volunteering and global awareness have for the city.