The AllPeopleBeHappy Volunteer Service Award enables volunteers to do service projects in the developing world. These Volunteer Service Awards enable impassioned young people to give of their time and talents while expanding their understanding of people and communities living in poverty. Congratulations to the nine 2011AllPeopleBeHappy Volunteer Service Award recipients:
Nicole Kennerly worked with Ghana Act which runs a traveling eye clinic that visits local villages with little or no access to healthcare. On these trips, rural communities have free access to eye care, including general eye health, vision, and preventable blindness. For Nicole’s report, click here.
Alex Blake has been working in Uganda since March 2011 with Global Emergency Care Collaborative, establishing and piloting a training program that lays the groundwork for an informal system of pre-hospital emergency medical services in rural communities. For Alex’s report, click here.
Molly Oshun volunteered as a project leader for Global Student Embassy’s 6-week sustainable agriculture and youth leadership program in Ecuador. For Molly’s report,click here.
Crissy Vicendese has been working as an intern with Indego Africa in New York for over a year. This summer she spent ~ 3 months in Rwanda furthering the development of new products and quality control systems at partner cooperatives.
Clark Alves, Elaine Andres, Michelle Boros, and Nicole Vanessa Teran volunteered with Support for International Change to support its mission to limit the impact of HIV/AIDS in
underserved communities and to train future leaders in global health and development. These students spent months preparing for this assignment, and spent additional time in Tanzania, along with other international volunteers and Tanzanian college students undergoing intensive training before moving in with their host families in rural communities near Arusha. During their time in theirhome villages they taught reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention in both formal and informal settings, encourage the residents to participate in HIV/AIDS testing opportunities, and helped reduce the stigma and enhance the acceptance of community members living with HIV/AIDS. For Clark’s report, click here. For Elaine’s report, click here. For Nicole’s report,click here