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Through the eyes of an educator: Disasters, Deployment, and Development

by Stacey Ebert / Nov 06, 2019 /
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October 29th marks the seventh year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Seven years ago, we were living in Long Beach, NY, and got a call telling us of a non-mandatory evacuation. Since we lived on the ocean and if the waters flooded the only way out would be by helicopter rescue, we chose to evacuate and head north to drier land.

Volunteering in Guatemala: A Life-changing Experience

by EdventureGirl / Feb 05, 2019 /
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I looked down on her. Was there any other way to say it? I’m sure that’s how she saw me. Physically, there was no way around it. The top of her head came to my waist, her height the result of a lifetime of poor nutrition. Economically, I, a teen American, would be given more in life than she ever had. I was finishing high school with excellent grades and a good shot at college.

#VolunteerAbroadBecause You Can Learn From Locals

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Note: This interview is part of a series from Learning Service.

 

Emily is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience volunteering abroad. She believes that travel can change the world for the better—if we do it right—and she's passionate about helping people find ways to give back to the communities they visit.

Things I Never Knew About Volunteering Abroad

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I stumbled onto volunteering abroad by accident when a friend recommended it to me. I had never considered it beforehand. So I entered the world of volunteering with very little information and learnt that there’s only so much research you can do. 

Things I Never Knew About Volunteering Abroad

#VolunteerAbroadBecause It Will Shape You

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Note: This interview is part of a series from Learning Service.

Ways to Give Back to Local Communities When Travelling

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Supporting the local communities of places we visit as tourists and travellers is a great way to give back, show your appreciation, and receive a warm welcome from the locals. After all, we’re visitors in their hometowns, so the least we can do is show respect and offer support in simple yet impactful ways. Wondering how you can give back on your travels and make yourself a better traveller?

Want to Volunteer Abroad? Read this first…

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The many ways that volunteering abroad can be harmful are being exposed in the media with increasing frequency.

The Street Child International Teacher Training Programme: One Educator's Story

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#VolunteerAbroadBecause Changing Lives Changed Mine

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My name is Josh Moshenberg, and I'm a 17 year old photographer from Toronto. I have been in love with three things since I was very young: photography, travel, and helping the world. The journey to Kenya I just embarked on was an amazing mix of all three of those things. 

The Street Child International Teacher Training Programme

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Do something adventurous this summer: volunteer your skills in West Africa

"Education is a human right with immense power to transform."
- Kofi Annan

The Street Child International Teacher Training Programme will give you a chance to get hands-on with education work, travel to some of the most remote parts of Sierra Leone and Liberia, and discover beautiful West Africa.

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