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Omprakash volunteers have been posting stories, photos and even videos from their time abroad since 2007. We now have an extensive collection of personal stories from volunteers who've worked with our partners abroad. You can browse through the most recent stories below or use the category selection tool to narrow your search. Alternatively click on the Stories tab for each organization we work with to see specific accounts from a particular organization. Be careful - you might lose a couple hours of your day in here! Happy reading.
Today for Tomorrow programprint story
July 09, 2012
Hello my name is Marc Skov Jacobsen and I´m from Denmark. I am currently volunteering at Childline Uganda, in Mityana. I am going to tell you about a special project, which took place at Childline. Saturday the 7th of July, we in Childline had a program for HIV positive children, called "Today for Tomorrow". The children came to the office in the morning, some of them from a far distance. When the children all had arrived, we listened to an English reading of a Swahili book, translated into Luganda. After the reading of the Swahili book, we taught the children how to do some crafts. It was raindrops-like faces, which the children were cutting and drawing themselves. Afterwards we played a card game, with the cards I brought from Denmark. The kids really seemed to enjoy it, just as they enjoyed the last part of the day. Because now it was time to football. I brought some footballs along from Denmark, and we went out back to play. The children seemed really happy with the program, and it´s awesome to see what joy a ball can bring to these vulnerable kids. After the football, we sent the children home with some fruits in their hands and a smile on their faces.