Check out this article published in The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy by Willy Oppenheim of Omprakash, Joe O’Shea of Florida State University and Steve Sclar of Omprakash Abstract International service-learning programs have rapidly expanded in higher education in recent years, but there has been little examination of the potential uses of interactive technology as a pedagogical tool within such programs. This paper explores a case... Read More.
Women’s Issues Following international women’s day in March, here at Volunteers Peru have been thinking about gender relations and how they affect women and girls in Peru. This is an area that is close to our hearts due to the projects that we work with. For obvious reasons, the Casa Hogar girls’ home relates very closely to these issues, but for the girls at our partner school in Tomepampa there can... Read More.
We have launched our response to the Nepal earthquake and are appealing for donations. The Nepal earthquake has claimed more than 5,000 lives and over 8 million people are thought to be affected. Aid is now reaching these survivors but more help is still needed in both the short and long-term. We're ready to provide this help. Tri Clay will be IDV’s... Read More.
The latest numbers reveal more than 4,000 people have lost their lives as a result of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal last weekend. UNICEF estimates nearly 1 million children are in need of humanitarian aid. The Omprakash family includes 5 Nepali Partners who are headquartered in Helambu, Kathmandu, Pokhara and Sindupalchowk. For more information on Omprakash Partners in Nepal, click on the links below. Helambu Education... Read More.
by Guest blogger Kevin Adair of Omprakash Partner Fuego del Sol The Fuego del Sol (FdS) developmental journey through the Dominican Republic and Haiti since 2005 has brought us into contact with hundreds of other developmental initiatives, all of which share our dream of working to assist under-resourced families escape the cycle of poverty. At least 95% of development efforts, that we have encountered, have ceased operations within... Read More.
With articles floating around the Internet claiming truth to everything from WHAT YOU NEED ON INTL’ VOLUNTEER TRIPS to What You Should NOT Pack for Volunteering Abroad, the preparation process for leaving the country (or even your region!) can be incredibly stressful. To alleviate this stress, Omprakash provides a Pre-Departure Checklist that is applicable to volunteers in all areas (e.g., is your passport still valid? Do you... Read More.
Staying busy here in Cuellaje! I am still teaching and today marked the first day of final exams so, this week, I will be helping the other English teacher, Nancy, give exams to the 2nd through 9th grade classes. The English for tourism students have also been working on their final exam, which consists of the creation of a tourism guide for the mini tour they will be giving when... Read More.
The Starting Project of Sustainability and Community Development in Pacheco presents new challenges for us to be learnt, but also allows us to reaffirm those challenges that are the engine of Community Development. Among these challenges we highlight the Assembly Meeting as a space for reflection, planning, consensus and sharing of tasks. Community Assembly is an actual practice at Voluntario Global, and the roundtable is a symbol of this practice. All... Read More.