Many countries are taking measures against the COVID-19 outbreak by announcing lockdown and quarantine. So how can you utilize your time at home?
The outbreak of COVID-19 is a world crisis. While it is important to take the right measures we also need to remember the other threats of our world.
Many, if not all, of the modern-day issues are connected. The devastating climate crisis has its roots in the colonialism age, for example.
Examining your role as an international volunteer is important. Getting into listening & learning mode requires discussion & specialised training.
India has one of the oldest and most diverse cultures in the world. Here are 6 of the most colorful festivals celebrated each year.
Team work and event management : Organising all the practicalities around a big event like the Winter Concert is a great experience for the participating volunteers.
When we are not happy with our current situation change becomes a necessity. Fighting the initial fear and discomfort of it leads to growth and progress.
Equality is the backbone of social justice. Some organizations are working on closing the injustice gap in a sustainable approach – a good example to follow
It is always a good day to show your love and appreciation to Mother Earth. Here are six ideas for sustainable gifts for your loved one and the planet.
Guinea-Bissau is a small country, however, there are a lot of interesting (but sadly not well-known) facts about its history, nature, development, and culture. Here we have seven intriguing ones prepared.
“We are inspired by the motivation of the teachers, the energy of the children and the enthusiasm of the people in the communities to improve the situation for their children.”
Aspects of People, Planet, Prosperity, and Peace in training of international volunteers to be useful and respectful allies of marginalised communities.
Sustainability reflects “the ability to continue a defined behaviour indefinitely”. A development project needs to ensure that all factors involved – environmental, social and economic – are in balance.
Connecting the dots between the climate crisis, human rights & peace. The International Day of Peace 2019 is devoted to unity & the ideals of peace. This year’s topic is “Climate Action for Peace”.
Democracy is built on inclusion, equal treatment and participation. It’s a fundamental building block for peace, sustainable development & human rights. The theme for Democracy Day in 2019 is “Participation”.
On International Charity Day we ponder the differences between charity and solidarity. Charity, according to the United Nations, plays an important role in bringing about positive change. Is this true?
Women’s rights are human rights” – therefore female teachers are in high demand. Girls are more likely to feel comfortable and secure in a classroom where they have the support & guidance of a female teacher.
Taking a year out for some reason or another might be very beneficial for you. Here are some tips on how you can make the most of it, while you try to figure out what to do with your life.
Be realistic and honest about your role, be it as a short-term voluntourist or a longer-term international volunteer. Always put the interests and needs of the community first and before your own.
As an international volunteer, you need to be aware of your negative stereotypes and implicit biases. You want to avoid unintentional neo-colonial behaviour. Proper training of volunteers is one way of doing it.
The topic of how to avoid the neo-colonial, eurocentric perspective in international volunteering is an important one. On this page, you will find articles, tips and news about it.
The comprehensive training programme that our international development volunteers go through prior to the project period, includes a module about the most frequent diseases in tropical countries.
Local communities in Mzimba run preschools to promote early childhood development for their young ones. International volunteers assist with building playgrounds.
Seven Signs of Quality which you can look for when you are trying to determine whether an international volunteer organisation is a transparent, legitimate, quality project provider or not.
The training period for the Take 10 Volunteers includes a thorough introduction to important humanitarian issues and causes. One of them deals with homelessness and poverty.
The Day of the African Child 2019 underscores that children’s rights must be upheld, regardless of difficult circumstances such as disasters, natural or man-made.
Pulling children from toxic factory environments and giving them the opportunity to learn and educate themselves, hopefully with a brighter future ahead – that’s what our partners do.
Franziska finished high school last year. Not sure of what she wanted to study at university, she decided to take a gap year to get more experience and to figure out what she wants to do in her life.
The learning centres are non-traditional boarding schools where students, teachers, &volunteers study, travel, work, do sports, cook, arrange events and share life in general together.
The May Team participated in the People’s March for Climate which took place in Copenhagen. Climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke at the event which was attended by around 40.000 people.
Gert Tjoelker who is a teacher at DRH Lindersvold, one of the learning centres shares some of his observations and reflections on training “another kind of volunteers”.
People who go to volunteer abroad, do it for a number of reasons, of course. In this article, we examine some different “types” of volunteers that we have met and their reasons for volunteering abroad.
If you dream about “making that famous difference” with long term community development in poverty-stricken areas, here are some tips for you who are considering a humanitarian career.
Being at loss with what to do with your life can obviously bring a lot of frustrations. A break from studies can be good. A structured gap year to study, travel and volunteer could be even better
Despite being largely innocent of creating the climate crisis, Mozambique was severely punished by a most severe climate crisis: Cyclone Idai. You can assist the rebuilding efforts and volunteer in Mozambique.
Volunteering abroad allows you to travel, broaden your horizons and experience cultures & places that are completely different from your own. Experiences that will make you reflect on your life
Principal Tina Whittington talks about her experiences as a promoter of empowerment of women, societal challenges & social justice. What does it take to bring about change?
Kadam means Step-Up and it gives children who dropped out of school another chance. Once out of school, they fall behind and have few possibilities to get an education. So what to do?
The pedagogy at the learning centres is non-traditional. It aims at combining theory and practice in a community setting. Teamwork, conflict resolution & doing field work and much more
Challenges and surprises awaited the January Team, from DRH Lindersvold in Denmark, for their “Week X” – a week in the preparation period where the team must organise a sizeable event
Our programme welcomes people of all colours, creeds and capabilities to work for peace, progress and development on projects advancing social justice. “Humanity in Action” is one of our slogans.
Carla spent six months as a volunteer at a teacher training college in Malawi. The college aims to provide quality education – especially in the rural areas. There’s also focus on training female teachers.
Valerio from Italy talks about his journey to join the first ever Take 10 Volunteer team in Denmark. Valerio’s pioneer team is due to leave for their projects, in Zambia and Malawi, in April
Outline of Take 10 Volunteer Programme
Preparation – training, practical skills, teamwork, setting goals
Project work – in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique or India
Conclusion and information activities – reflection, bringing the good message out