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Unlike any “regular” job, volunteering is generally a form of offering one’s skills, knowledge and time FOR FREE. Add to that the expenses typically involved in volunteering abroad (flights, insurance etc.) and you may be left wondering why many of the organizations listed on our platform are actually asking for fees from their prospective volunteers. Don’t get me wrong – I totally get you. The thought of flying across the world to volunteer your time and skills does not instinctively go down with also having to pay the organization you’ll soon be helping. To set matters straight, here are a few quick points that may help you better understand .
Your stay at the organization uses up resources.
Your money can help advance ongoing activities and projects after you leave.
HEEALS needs support to deliver its innovative WASH campaign to 33,111 girls and children in 5 States of India over a 3 month-period. The cost of the campaign is minimal in comparison to the impact it could have but HEEALS still needs to reach its fundraising target of $6,200 to make it a reality. Find out more at: http://www.heeals.org/entries/current-activity/campaign-to-provide-water-sanitation-and-menstrual-hygiene-awareness-to-indian-girls-and-children-
Behaviour of children towards Unhygienic practice, have a significant impact on child’s academic performance. Majority of children are not properly taught healthy sanitation& personal hygiene habits , like washing hands with soap regularly ,wash hand before and after eating ,bathing daily etc.
Hand washing with soap, particularly after contact with excreta, can reduce Diarrhoeal diseases by over 40 per cent and respiratory infections by 30 per cent. Hand washing with soap is among the most effective and inexpensive way to ward off these deadly diseases and can save our self and Children from death and huge medical bills and problems, but still 47% after defecation , 62 % people before eating food and 30 % people before preparing food do not wash their hands with soap in India.
For Complete Reading & Current Activities on WASH by HEEALS please visit the following Link :- http://heeals.org/entries/current-activity/learn-handwashing-and-hygiene-practices-through-games-and-multimedia
Promoting awareness among children about Handwash & Menstrual Hygiene through games and multimedia. Games and Multimedia played a very important role in creating awareness among school children about Hand wash and Menstrual Hygiene.
For Complete Reading Please visit : http://volunteerheeals.blogspot.in/2013/04/learn-hand-washing-hygiene-practice.html