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To campaign or not to campaign … Dianne by volunteer programme advisor Dianne Ashman As you will know, there are two connecting strands to the work.

to campaign or not to campaign …

Dianne visits our Cambodia volunteer projects – old and new. Dianne by Dianne Ashman, volunteer programme advisor As I write this article I am right at the end of my latest trip, to visit our projects in Cambodia.

Dianne visits our Cambodia volunteer projects – old and new

I was last here in 2011 working with Michael, founder of ConCERT who are our local partners here. On the ‘tips for volunteers’ sheet Michael and I compiled in 2011 he asked that volunteers bring a jar of Marmite with them as he and his family love it and it’s hard to get hold of here, so on my arrival at Siem Reap airport I was not at all surprised to see someone holding up a large sign saying The temples at Angkor Wat just outside Siem Reap are now the most popular tourist attraction in the world, and tourism has had a massive impact on the size and prosperity of Siem Reap.

Volunteer Benjamin working alongside one of the teachers at Grace House. Volunteers’ social meeting – November 12th – are you coming ? By Kate Stefanko.

volunteers’ social meeting – November 12th – are you coming ?

Filed in local partners, social meeting | We all enjoy our volunteers’ social meetings – a lot – and November meetings are especially popular because one or more of our local partners is usually here in the UK and are able to come along and join us. This year, we’re delighted to announce that both Adama Bah from The Gambia and Michael Horton from Cambodia will be here in Faversham! Adama Bah Michael Horton Date & Time: Saturday 12th November – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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PeopleandplacesWinter%20newsletter%202015. Volunteer in a learning centre near Kruger National Park. We are thrilled to announce that we are now working with a very special programme in South Africa.

volunteer in a learning centre near Kruger National Park

Here is what Dianne wrote about it after her visit. Good Work Foundation, led by their CEO Kate Groch, have set up Digital Learning Centres in four different rural communities, with a fifth due to open next year. They believe that traditional education methods are failing people in rural communities, largely due to enormous class sizes and overcrowded, poorly resourced schools. Their aim is to set up ‘Centres of Excellence’ for these rural communities, leapfrogging traditional teaching methods and jumping straight into the digital age. Volunteer primary pre school Swaziland. Written by Dianne our volunteer programme advisor ( and retired teacher ).

volunteer primary pre school Swaziland

Dianne Are you a primary school or pre-school teacher, or classroom assistant? Maybe you help in a local primary school or pre school group. If so, and if you are considering doing some volunteering during 2016, please read on to find out more about this project. Slideshare people and places. Should I volunteer abroad ? By kate.

should I volunteer abroad ?

Filed in media, people and places in the news, volunteering in the news | just re-read an article about ‘voluntourism’ (a word I do not like!) In the World Travel Guide … actually rather proud … “Kate Stefanko, Placement Director at People and Places, … thinks volunteering abroad can be beneficial to all concerned if it is done right. Volunteer travel organisers Sallie and Adama talk about change. Student riots south africa. Autumn 2015 PDF(1) Orphanage volunteering - NO. By kate.

orphanage volunteering - NO

Filed in good and bad practice, media, volunteering in the news | astonishing … just as we clicked ‘publish’ on our previous post about “orphanage volunteering“ … we received the following enquiry about a placement: “Citizenship: United StatesCategory: Volunteer AbroadTerm: WinterAge: 34Desired Program: OrphanagesDuration: 2 weeks max this winter” We responded politely and fully, explaining why this is a BAD IDEA … Here are some of the links we sent: Happy friendship day to all our volunteers and partners abroad. By Sallie.

happy friendship day to all our volunteers and partners abroad

Filed in Uncategorized | and we just want to say thankyou. Nigel tell his story - 3 times a volunteer abroad. Nigel has been volunteering with us, using his practical skills for 8 years!

Nigel tell his story - 3 times a volunteer abroad

Here is is story….by him … Volunteer projects abroad news. The Gambia This from Adama, our local partner in The Gambia and the driving force behind ASSET: The Flames of Ebola Smouldering The spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea Conakry and Liberia has caused a public health panic resulting in large-scale cancellations in holiday and travel arrangements throughout West Africa.

volunteer projects abroad news

This, subsequently has had serious impact on tourism in many parts of Africa even in destinations as far away as South Africa, despite being located thousands of kilometres away from the Ebola epicentre. The situation inevitably brought much suffering to communities across Africa especially those countries that are heavily dependent on international arrivals like the Gambia, even though there is no occurrence in the country. One year into the Ebola crisis things are changing for the better. Africa is a continent not a country! The LessonsWorldwide, tourism is an important and growing sector for many economies. Nepal volunteer work permit and visa. By Sallie. Filed in good and bad practice, project background | As you will appreciate we are desperate to enable our volunteers to return to Nepal as soon as they wish to. Volunteer Dot Coupe story Nepal earthquake. Dot Coupe was visiting Naxal Orphanage when the earthquake struck – instead of dashing home she stayed – here is her story.

(please note we have not been sending volunteers to Naxal for a number of years – but we are aware that many previous volunteers still support this wonderful organisation – thankyou) Here is Dot’s story Dot with some of the children from Naxal This has been the most eventful trip that I have made to Occed Nepal Children’s Home. Returned volunteers & their fantastic support. We’re so proud of what is achieved by our volunteers – and if you’ll pardon a bit of ‘blowing our own trumpet’, we’re also proud of the way we work together towards their individual and collective achievements! We’re obviously doing something right … once volunteers have worked in their very first placement with us, they trust ‘people and places’ and our local partners to match them with appropriate and rewarding placements again. Our relationship with each and every volunteer is based on mutual trust and careful matching – and over the years, we’ve been rewarded by literally scores of volunteers returning to ‘people and places’ for another placement, either in the same project or in a different project where their particular skills and experience are needed and welcomed.

This network of volunteers is a very important part of helping us to brief future volunteers … we refer to it as ‘passing the baton’ - Volunteer project in Morocco - people and places. My latest trip to Morocco was a glorious mixture of work and holiday, city and mountains, heat and cool – new and old friends. The road to work I haven’t seen Latifa for over 3 years ( Dianne has been the last to visit her) and I was thrilled by the leaps and bounds she has taken with her English – she is so confident now and can express complex ideas in what is her 4th language. When I praised her, she was adamant that it is the people and places volunteers who have helped her . Sallie, Jane, Latifa and Jaouad We went to visit the third girls house that is being built in Asni – just a stone’s throw from the school – when it is finished they will be able to house over 80 girls!

The third Education for All girls’ house in Asni One essential service that Atlas Sante supports is the dispensary where a nurse visits at least once a week – the first medical care the valley has ever had . Congratulations to Kate and Harold. By Sallie. Filed in people and places history and info | Look what Kate, our Volunteer Programme Director and Harold our Co-Founder and Non Exec Chair went and did last Friday! It was a well kept secret – you should have seen everyones faces at their annual summer party….when Kate mentioned “my husband and I” What fun!!!!!! Volunteering in projects abroad: how to do it well. Good news from Nepal - 'ban on new orphanages'

The Guardian - positives & negatives of 'voluntourism' Travel People and Places - responsible volunteering – matching your skills to community needs. Volunteer nepal earthquate donations and news. As promised, we are writing an update to our blog post on 27th April News is still very sketchy as you can imagine - but below is the latest we have and also details of how you can donate - - if you wish - thanks to all of you who have asked. Nepal earthquake disaster news for volunteer abroad customers. The scale of the disaster facing Nepal after it was struck by an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale is slowly becoming clearer.

Thousands of lives have been lost, thousands more have been injured. Volunteering can be life-changing - not always a cliché. Volunteering can be life-changing - not always a cliché. Why did we volunteer to teach in South Africa. Volunteers Maggie and Bob tell their story of their time volunteering in Port Elizabeth South Africa- So, did you have a good holiday? You were away for quite a time weren’t you? - Yes about five weeks, but it wasn’t…… I was not made to feel like a 67-year-old retiree. Who thought this was a good idea? Volunteer teacher makes a difference in Kenya. Not all volunteers are teachers or health care workers. Volunteers Bob & Margaret - 2nd week in a township school. When a volunteer wonders what she has achieved ... NEW volunteer abroad in Peru rainforest. I decided to volunteer again with people & places because you are a truly responsible company. "Should I volunteer abroad?" - an article we contributed to. Volunteer wants "to work where I can be of most assistance"

Leading volunteer organisation demonstrates best practise. Volunteer programme news. People and places write in volunteer travel publication. Calabash - partners in the South Africa volunteer programme. Children belong in families - the work of this community project. Volunteer teacher Nicki pitches in in Cambodia. People and places volunteer more seasoned. Why we work with people and places volunteer programme. Our local partner in South Africa talks about why he chose to work with our volunteer programme. Volunteers work so hard. Volunteers - variety is the spice of life.

Best blogs for volunteers. Great news from teacher volunteer Richard. Jungle Dad leaves the MLC. Gap years:Voluntourism – who are you helping?Daily Telegraph. Why do you want to volunteer ? Responsible volunteering,volunteer,skill sharing,questions. Crees volunteers – all together. What are we doing to make volunteer travel & voluntourism better. Ethical corporation how much? Child protection issues vitally important for volunteer travel. Volunteer Godfrey in Cambodia. Why do you want to volunteer ?

Volunteer Nigel`s update on his placement in Peru. Orphanage volunteer cambodia scam. Www.travel-peopleandplaces.co.uk/userfiles/files/SPRING NEWS FROM PEOPLE AND PLACES.pdf. People and places volunteer abroad work recommended. Cameras have been busy at W B Tshume School, Port Elizabeth. Volunteer update south africa people and places. People and places on panel at responsible travel conference. Volunteer Pam - first post from Peru. Why dont volunteers voluntourists do thier research. 'Imagine' a volunteer's music lesson in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Volunteers in Kenya celebrate valentines day.

Want to volunteer in South Africa – look at these price reductions! Travel People and Places - responsible volunteering – matching your skills to community needs. So I am off to Peru! Time for change volunteer projects abroad. No January Sales here. Another positive outcome of volunteering. There have been many tributes to Nelson Mandela. Season's greetings from Emmanuel, South Africa. That Sallie Grayson gets everywhere – with Kate Stefanko of course! Two big thankyous – to two special volunteers. People and places suspend Nepal Volunteer Abroad Programme. Volunteer abroad - campaigning recogonised. A month of achievements. Volunteering is really effective. Volunteer Michael - triathlete and fundraiser. Adama graduates.

Successfully using volunteers' expereince & interests. We are so proud to be part of this…. People and places international awards responsible volunteering. Meet our first Gambia Experience volunteer. Responsible volunteering abroad with Gambia Experiece. Me and learn about our volunteer projects abroad -meet other volunteers.

Responsible volunteering abroad with Gambia Experiece. Volunteering in orphanages the checks to be done. Volunteer in an orphange? not with responsibletravel.com. Interview Sallie Grayson -people&places responsible volunteering.