Pascal is the Managing Director of Volunteer World. He has his fingers on the collective Volunteer World pulse as he is in charge with usability & design. Being a true global citizen, Pascal has traveled extensively and visited many social projects across Asia, Europe & Central /South America.
Today we had the unique possibility to interview George Marsden, who was a volunteer at Sols 24/7. This amazing organization is operating in Malaysia, Cambodia, India, East Timor, and Laos and focuses on providing holistic education programs to urban and rural communities throughout Southeast Asia. Their core program is to provide education in English, IT and Life Skills.
Today, we focus on Vijendra Shekhawat, a well-known eco-business entrepreneur in India. His volunteer project in India “Traditional Paper” is making handmade papers from elephant dung. A real success story: Vijendra is telling us how he has discovered the way of making paper from sustainable products and how he wants to expand his social business.
Mareili Amrein worked as a social worker in different fields in Switzerland. While she was taking a time-out from everyday life in Switzerland, she only wanted to make some holidays in Nicaragua (Central America) and to improve her Spanish. She was relaxing and taking some Spanish classes at the touristic spot Las Peñitas on the Nicaraguan Pacific coast, when she ran into the everyday problems and hard circumstances of the kids of the surrounding villages. She began taking care about two boys by preparing lunch for them and play some games. More and more kids from the surrounding villages joined the group. The project was born.