global volunteer

Mar 07
Posted by cmurphy to Inspiration, global volunteer

Today's post is written by Bill, who completed his undergraduate studies in Secondary Education from Arizona State University.  After college Bill spent some time teaching Senior Economics in Anthem, Arizona.  Bill is currently a traveling teacher, who has spent time teaching in the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and Asia, where he has taught English, Health, Geography, Social Studies, and Outdoor Education.

In 2008 I was currently studying to be your average everyday teacher.  I knew what I wanted to do, but wasn’t sure why.  Grades in school weren’t something I took pride in and a C was just as good as an A to me.

Jan 22
Posted by cmurphy to global volunteer

Today’s post is written by Carolina Freire, founder of Voluntarios de Panamá, an NGO committed to mobilizing and connecting volunteers to national causes and organizations. With United Way Panama and USAID she founded Ponte en Algo, the countries first online volunteer center.  She is a Central American Leadership Initiative Fellow of the Aspen Institute and Young Global Leader 2012 of the World Economic Forum.

Panama is known for its Canal, record breaking economic growth and rich biodiversity.  Less known is the fact that the country remains one of the most unequal in the world and faces important challenges when it comes to poverty reduction and expanding opportunities for health and education, especially for the less privileged.  Despite a burgeoning economy, 2 out of 10 children under 5 years old in Panama face chronic malnutrition and half of them live in poverty.

Jan 17
Posted by cmurphy to Youth, global volunteer

Today’s post is written by Tess Pajaron, who is part of Open Colleges. As an advocate to systematic instruction and teaching, she can also be found working behind InformED, a blog about e-learning and education. In her spare time, she loves to travel and read about life, instruction and psychology.

The desire to live a serving and giving lifestyle is not something we are born with. Humans are selfish by nature and the instinct to put our own needs above those of another is decidedly strong.