As you all know, I’m spending ten months as a weltwärts-volunteer in Nagpur, India. I will join ongoing projects and hopefully learn a lot from my Indian colleagues.
My partner organisation in India is the NGO Indian Institute of Youth Welfare (IIYW) which is based in Nagpur. Since its foundation in 1973, IIYW has conducted a variety of development projects in the fields of agriculture, education, environmental protection, health and nutrition in order to improve the circumstances of children, adolescents, women and disadvantaged people. Ultimately, IIYW hopes to build a society in which all people can lead secure lives in dignity.
The weltwärts-programme is a development volunteer service funded to 75 percent by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The other 25 percent are paid for by the sending organisation back in Germany (or rather: the volunteer aka me).
This money covers the costs of the seminars, accommodation, food, flights, insurance and flights.
If you’re interested in how I’m doing and what I get up to here in Nagpur you can check out my blog at omgxensational.tumblr.com – I’ll keep you posted.
I would be delighted if you decided to support my voluntary service with a small donation.