“Being a great member of whatever community you belong to”

How Human Force changed my idea of volunteerism

By Davida Paul

The idea of what volunteerism meant to me was spun on its head when I attended my first volunteer camp organized by the Human Force. Change isn’t about ‘saving people’, but it’s about being a great member of whatever community you belong to. Read more..

A sterling performance by SDIA

Thanks to our members, supporters and everyone who helps make things happen for us, Susila Dharma International Association (SDIA) is improving its standing as one of the world’s top 500 NGOs! Read more..

Child Star – transforming child care in Peru

From a report to Subud Enterprise Services International (SESI) by Illène Pevec, November 2018

Wawa Illari (‘Child Star’ in Quechua) is a multi-disciplinary health intervention project for children from birth to three years old in eleven very poor communities belonging to the Pachacamac health district in rural Peru south of Lima. Read more..

Joining together villages in Senegal

By Berta Gielge

The Ndem community was started by Serigne Babacar Mbow, a Sufi Guide, and his wife Sokhna Aissa 35 years ago. In 1984 they initiated the creation of a villagers’ association, that brought together the population of 15 villages Read more..

Health Care for a Neglected Population

Decades of conflict and a lack of government investment have made it hard for people in the DRC to access basic healthcare. The distances, cost of transport, lack of health infrastructure, bad roads, burden of disease, poverty and poor nutrition combine to create a toxic mix that results in one of the highest child and maternal mortality rates in the world. Read more..

Young leaders ready to lead the way

Here is a moving testimonial written by a Prevention Worker after an I Protect Me (IPM) Peer Training graduation on 3rd October. The graduates are 15 over-16 year olds who are going to do the bulk of the teaching to their peers and juniors Read more..

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