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Région: CanterburyHi, I'm Roelant. A Dad with two young teenage boys. Trying to run a business, be a Dad and sail is all consuming. My boys are bright and bubbly and they'll certainly have some questions for you. I have a landscaping plan which I'd love to see fulfilled this summer. The current project is to install two outdoor baths with some decking and planting around them. Rainwater harvesting for the baths would be a bonus. I live in a large house on a hill in a beautiful part of town close to walking tracks, the beach and the harbour. Although broken after the quakes, my house is clean and tidy and I like to cook basic meals. Honesty, integrity and respect are important to me.
Région: CaliforniaI am a retired engineer, 73. My wife Fran is in the sixth stage of Alzheimer's (somewhat advanced) with a sweet personality and no signs of anger or frustration. I am looking for an experienced elder caregiver, preferably who has worked with persons with Alzheimer's, to help me care for my 84 year old wife in our home in Folsom, California, for one to six months. I currently get some help from our church members, but we need additional and more consistent help. We seek a non-smoking female of any age who will take care of Fran for five hours a day, five days a week, in exchange for a private room, a bath, and home meals. Duties include helping her with personal hygiene, cooking, and companionship. Good communication skills in English, patience, and references are required. We eat just about anything, and have a gentle and affectionate dog named Bella.
Région: Eastern OntarioOur home and business is connected. We own a small but dynamic design house in rural Eastern Ontario. We are a design family with interests in the outdoors and preservation of our natural heritage. Our designs include elements of sustainability as it relates to caring for the earth and being resourceful. Hans is a restoration architect, Carolyn a designer using tires and other discarded materials and Jake is a student and outdoor enthusiast (canoe/kayaker). We also have a cat, Tiger. Together we live in and around our studio/gallery. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their artistic interests to the work here. You will have access to many types of materials and have the opportunity to learn many skills. We also expect our volunteers to help out with day to day chores such as cleaning and maintenance.
Région: National Capital Territory of DelhiProject goal of creating awareness for the reality of life in the slums of New Delhi by offering foreigners the opportunity to experience it first hand. In turn our organization aims to offer educational opportunities to the children who live in those slums so that they might break the circle of poverty and rise above it. What is it? An NGO based in New Delhi and working in the field of education, basing his philosophy on sustainable development and human rights declaration. With U.S. support, the NGO's strives to provide quality education in rural areas and suburbs, making learning something contagious and fascinating. Why? Often, the reason why the chain of poverty is not broken in the slums, generation after generation, is because children are required to work instead of going to school. The parents do not earn enough money with their jobs to support the family and/or they do not earn enough to provide the material needed for the children to attend school (proper clothes, books, etc.). We review data collected by social workers who operate in the slums to determine families that are in the greatest need of help to allow their children to attend school, then we offer this help by providing the children with the necessary tools and clothes, food and clean water, and a school that is near to their home (another reason why many slum dwelling children do not attend schools is because it is often the case that public schools are located far from the slums). We also provide after school assistance to children, helping them with homework and other learning needs, something that their parents are often unable to do because of their work situations and hours. What do they do? The overall goal is to create an educational system (primary school at the moment) that offers quality and affordable education to those who would otherwise not have an opportunity to attend school. In this system, in addition to standard subjects taught, we aim to promote values such as human rights and respect for nature and local culture (Ayurveda, Yoga, local crafts etc ...). There is also a special place reserved for artists to interact with the children and expose them to the powers of creativity. Another way we try to give back to the slum community is by hiring teachers who were born and raised in the slums and offering them this employment opportunity. The Schools: The NGO currently runs three schools, all located in the Kathputhi slum in West Delhi. One of the schools is a kindergarten for children ages 2-5 years old, the other is primary school for children ages 5-10, and the last school is a vocational school for girls aimed at offering skills they can use to become certified beauticians or seamstresses. Upcoming Project In 2013/2014- Uttrakhand Project "This Commune is brought into life to develop a spiritual community. Artist, musicians and other people from all over the world can congregate to share the same vision of love and light. Aside from this we would like to have a positive impact on our surroundings. Therefore we will open up school for the mountain children, start with organic farming and solar/biogas projects. Anyone who feels affected by our goal can help. How do we survive? In India, it’s very difficult to benefit from any state aid for NGOs. Waiting for that to change, we have several self-management strategies. Of course we welcome any and all donations we get through our website and other outreach programs we have set up, but in addition to this we have also organized a mutually beneficial way for foreigners to experience another side of India they would normally not experience. Many people visiting India as well as local Indians would have no idea what life is like in a large city slum. We feel that by giving them the opportunity to experience this it raises their awareness and may have profound effects on how they view their own lives and what they can do to change the lives of those less fortunate. And so, we conduct occasional walks through the slums, guiding small groups of people through the intricate maze of small streets and giving them the opportunity to interact with the people who live there. We take them to visit our schools located in the slums and they can interact and play with the children, memories that are cherished by both the children and the walk participants. This is also a great opportunity for residents of the slums to interact with foreigners, an opportunity that they would otherwise rarely have. The aim of the proposal is not to "visit" the slums, nor make poverty a "tourist tour" but to meet people and exchange experiences with them, taking a tea and chatting learning about each ones respective lives. The walk in the suburbs is much more than a walk, but an exchange, and a first step towards awareness, and who knows, a first step towards a volunteer ? We conduct these walks for a suggested donation of 500 rupees per participant (About 8 US Dollars). The funds we gather from this is a crucial part of what sustains the organization. The Role of Women Unfortunately women in India still face challenges in finding respectable jobs. We have created an opportunity for those women who reside in the slums without regular employment to participate in making crafts that we in turn sell at our project headquarters and in different stores in order to support the project, in India or abroad. Some of the benefits go to the NGO and supporting the schools. But a fixed price will be reserved for women. Donations We also try to collect money through donation boxes that we have set up in various shopping malls, stores, and other public places throughout the city.
Région: TRANS- NZIOA COUNTY ,KIMININI - KITALEOur film and academy of theater arts is a community organization in Kenya, trans nzioa county with an aim of teaching the youth in the community and enhancing their talents in film and arts. this is a non profitable organization under the patronage of the youthful mark a Kenyatta university graduate in film and theater arts. the aim of the organization is to equip the community with the available skills in film making and film production