Search Results for Tag: volunteering
Working to transform mental health care in Argentina
Valeria reads, writes and paints every Saturday with patients at a mental hospital in Buenos Aires. Not only is she the highlight of their week, she’s also hoping to instigate major reforms to the city’s mental health program.
Listen to the report by Eilis O’Neill in Buenos Aires:
DateTuesday 18.06.2013 | 14:03
Young women volunteers provide companionship for Russia’s elderly
Letter writing, entertainment and friendship – no job is too small for Liza Oleskina and Marina Kochevalova when it comes to taking care of the elderly in Russia. They are members of Starost v radost, or “It’s nice to be old.” Founded in 2006, its young women volunteers provide much needed companionship for the older generation from the Urals to Siberia.
Listen to the report by Geert Groot Koerkamp in Moscow:
DateTuesday 26.02.2013 | 16:17
Tagsactivism, aging, companionship, elderly, Moscow, Russia, volunteering
Time overseas a win for young volunteers
The “weltwärts” volunteer program from Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has been subject to some criticism recently. Participants say the program gives them priceless experiences.
DateThursday 11.10.2012 | 12:32
TagsGermany, volunteering, youth