Omprakash is excited to welcome Puertas del Saber (Doors of Knowledge) to the network! Puertas del Saber is a community library project in Limon, Nicaragua and has been working with Omprakash Partner Casa Verde (also in Limon) for over two years. In fact, the projects share a common leader in Amie Riley who is the Director of Casa Verde and one of the library’s founders.... Read More.
Omprakash would like to extend a warm welcome to its newest Partner in the Ecuadorian Amazon! The Arajuno Road Project was created in 2008 to support schools and improve opportunities available to the children living along the road located between the small city of Puyo and the rural community of Arajuno. They have reached over 500 children and... Read More.
When school is out in Buenos Aires, many families long to escape the city’s heat and chaos for a few weeks and visit one of the nearby beaches to sit back and relax for a while. School holidays in Argentina last from mid-December through the end of February. For kids this may be the best time of the year, but for their parents school vacations pose a potential headache. Many families heavily... Read More.
Do you want to volunteer abroad but are looking for an opportunity on the artsy side of the spectrum? Search no more! Omprakash has Partners all over the world that are seeking creative people to fill a variety of positions. Here’s a quick sketch of just a few! Meet Atelier Favela. They inspire disadvantaged children through art education in Managua, Nicaragua. They offer... Read More.
Rumor has it the job market is cutthroat and those just entering this world are finding it difficult to compete with applicants whose resumes creatively display all the bells and whistles that employers want to see. Graduating college students, bright eyed and bushy tailed they may be, are struggling to find positions that enable them to put the past 4 years (or more) of studying to... Read More.
Women development programs.
Have you heard about Omprakash Partner Chengdu Urban Rivers Association (CURA)? Jun Tian founded this grassroots organization in 2003 to protect rivers and promote sustainable rural and urban development in China. CURA’s team is comprised of experts and researchers who have a long history of protecting rivers in the region. They also work with local and international volunteers, universities and other NGOs... Read More.
I’m sitting underneath a mango tree on a wooden bench, sweating in the humid, tropical heat of Ghana, in a small rural neighborhood at the outskirts of Accra. Next to me at the table are sitting four kids in partly worn-out school uniforms, two boys and two girls, between 8 and 13 years old, watching me attentively (there should be 8 kids in my class, but after almost a month... Read More.
Meet rockstar Omprakash volunteer Barclay Martin! She holds an MA in International Development and is passionate about community-led initiatives, youth programing and participatory communications. She’s been putting her passion into practice in places like Bosnia-Herzegovina and West Africa. Most recently, Omprakash Partner SKIP- Supporting Kids in Peru- had the privilege of hosting Barclay in Trujillo where she led an