Thursday, 3 December 2015

We Welcome Our New Intern Amy

We Welcome Our New Intern Amy From ‪#‎UK‬ . She Is Working On Documentary Film And WASH Project Implementation .






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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Achieving the global goals: why volunteers are important



In the last 15 years, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have framed global development efforts. Volunteer action for development has contributed to the MDGs in a wide variety of ways 

The new agenda for sustainable development will frame global peace and development efforts in 2016-2030 in all countries, regardless of their development level. It has a wider scope and aims at tackling both vertical and cross-cutting issues. It also explicitly recognizes volunteer groups as stakeholders to achieve the new set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as global goals.

Lessons learnt from the MDGs

MDGs implementation showed that sustainable development requires approaches that complement technical, financial and institutional measures. To achieve the SDGs, people’s engagement in planning, implementation and monitoring needs to be facilitated and new partnerships forged. Volunteers will be instrumental in this process.

This has strongly emerged from an extensive consultation process led by the United Nations (UN), which has involved over 8 million people, and was summarized as follows by the UN Secretary-General in his Synthesis Report on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda:“As we seek to build capacities and to help the new agenda to take root, 

volunteerism can be another powerful and cross-cutting means of implementation. 

Volunteerism can help to expand and mobilize constituencies, and to engage people in national planning and implementation for the Sustainable Development Goals. And volunteer groups can help to localize the new agenda by providing new spaces of interaction between governments and people for concrete and scalable actions.”

Volunteering can contribute to achieving the SDGs in many ways
  • Volunteers can provide technical support and enhance capacity in all thematic goal areas. They deliver basic services, help transfer skills and foster exchanges of good practices, and add valuable international and local expertise through domestic, South-South, South-North and North-South exchanges. Corporate volunteers can play a particular role in this regard, by making their expertise available to public institutions as well as to fragile communities.
  • Volunteers help leave no one behind by reaching out to people, including those marginalized or difficult to reach, to bring people’s voices and knowledge into collective actions. This is crucial to build ownership and localize the SDGs. Volunteer organizations can serve as brokers of engagement, connecting governmental strategies and initiatives with complementary, yet essential, community voluntary action.
  • Many of the SDGs call for long-term attitude and behavior changes - for example, in the way we live together or in the way we consume. Volunteers facilitate changes in mindsets by raising awareness or championing those changes and inspiring others.
  • The SDGs require a 'data revolution' to collect and analyze disaggregated data to monitor progress. Volunteers can help measure progress on SDG implementation by collecting data, providing expertise and supporting participatory forms of planning and monitoring. Volunteerism, as a form of civic engagement, is a way to strengthen state-citizen accountability mechanisms for the coming decades.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Come Join Us To Achieve SDGs   
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Integrating volunteering in the next decade

At the upcoming seventieth session of the UN General Assembly, the Secretary-General will report to Member States on progress on volunteerism since 2012 and present a proposed Plan of Action for the next decade and beyond (2016-2030).
The Plan of Action aims at integrating volunteering in peace and development policies and programmes through a strategic and collective long-term approach that matches the period of sustainable development goals (SDGs) implementation.
It provides a frame through which civil society, the UN and other stakeholders can support and leverage the potential of volunteerism worldwide. In fact, evidence exists that when volunteerism is integrated into national development strategies and United Nations plans, people are increasingly able to contribute to achievements in education, health, governance, sustainable livelihoods, security and peace, environment, gender and social inclusion. 
Based on the improved recognition of volunteerism and on the continuing need to better acknowledge its essential contributions, the plan identifies three strategic objectives:
  • strengthen people’s ownership of the development agenda through enhanced civic engagement and enabling environments for citizen action;
  • integrate volunteerism into national and global implementation strategies for the post-2015 development agenda; and
  • measure volunteerism to contribute to a holistic understanding of the engagement of people and their well-being and be part of the monitoring of the SDGs.
The Plan of Action is part of the Secretary General Report A/70/118 (see chapter IV) about progress made with regards to the recognition and promotion, facilitation, networking and integration of volunteerism worldwide since 2012.
Over the last three years there has been continued growth in public recognition of volunteerism as a common asset through research, international declarations, celebratory events and the promotion of volunteer opportunities for diverse and marginalized people, such as women and youth. National and global discussions on the post-2015 agenda have seen unprecedented levels of volunteer-supported community engagement. UNV also published thesecond State of the World’s Volunteerism Report on Transforming Governance in June 2015.

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Friday, 9 October 2015

"Roshni - An End Of The Darkness" - Teaser


We release the teaser of "ROSHNI -An End Of The Darkness "






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Friday, 25 September 2015

Kumbh Mela - The Symbol Of Hindu Faith



Kumbh Mela or Events very big events or Mela in India, and around the world, almost 100 million peoples come and visited this Events or Mela.It is held after 12 year. Kumbh is symbol of hindu faith. The name Kumbh Mela comes from Hindi, and in the original Sanskrit and other Indian languages it is more often known as Kumbha Mela. Kumbha means a pitcher and Mela means fair in Sanskrit. In this events Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. According to the scholars, it is believed that when Gods and demons were having fight over the nectar then Lord Vishnu flew away with the pot of nectar spilling drops of nectar at four different places; where we celebrate Kumbh melas, those places were Hardwar, Nasik, Ujjain and Prayag. Ardha ("Half")Kumbh Mela is held at only two places, Haridwar and Allahabad, every sixth year.
The celebration of Kumbh Mela depends on the position of Jupiter (Brhaspati) and the sun. When the Sun is in Aries (Mesh Rashi) and Jupiter in Aquarius, it is celebrated in Haridwar. When Jupiter is in Taurus (Vrishabha Rashi) and the Sun is in Capricorn (Makar Rashi), then kumbh is celebrated at Prayag. Mela is celebrated in Ujjain when Jupiter and the Sun are in Scorpio (Vrishchik Rashi). It is said that when the Jupiter and the sun falls on the zodiac sign, Leo; then Kumbh Mela is celebrated at Trimbakeshwar in Nasik. Kumbh Mela is celebrated with great pomp and show, crowd gets crazy and scenario of the fare is breath taking. Devotees congregate and perform several rites and rituals. Numbers of ceremonies are performed like religious discussions, devotional singing, mass feeding of holy men and women and poor, out of which bathing is considered as most sacred and takes place at the bank of river in every town, where Kumbh is celebrated.
The stars of the Kumbh Mela show are the sadhus, for whom the event is the single social event in a very unsociable existence. Solitary by nature, these holy men come in their thousands to Kumbh Mela, camping in groups representing their different akharas, or orders (Shiva, Rama etc). Other pilgrims seek out sadhus, looking for enlightenment and making offerings (and sometimes just smoking pot). You will be allowed to visit areas of some sadhu camps but not all, so ask around.
Most visitors come to Kumbh Mela to simply witness the mass of humanity, though non-Hindus, who were once barred from bathing, can take to the waters (you should still avoid the holiest of the bathing days). You can also pitch a tent in the vast tent city that arises on the river banks – up to 14 sq km of land is set aside for the tents of pilgrims and visitors.
Kumbha Mela has gained international fame as "the world's most massive act of faith." Pilgrims come to this holy event with such tremendous faith and in such overwhelming numbers that it boggles the mind. Faith is the most important thing for the pilgrims at Kumbha Mela, they have an "unflinching trust in something sublime".
 In 2015, Kumbh Mela is celebrate at Trimbakeshwar in Nashik which is in Maharashtra. Trimbakeshwar is a holy town of Nasik as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, Triyambakeshwar Jyotirlinga temple is situated there.
Next Kumbh Mela in Ujjain (Simhastha) 2016 will begin on 22nd of April and will continue till 21st of May.



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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Travel & Volunteer


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Monday, 14 September 2015

See Volunteer Power!









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Monday, 31 August 2015

Meet #Lucie! One Of The #Most #Extraordinary Team #Member of #HEEALS


Meet #Lucie! One Of The #Most #Extraordinary Team #Member of #HEEALS
                           

           What Lucie Is Saying At : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo0lVc3wpBk




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Meet Our Most Extraordinary supporter ‪#‎Nevena‬!


Meet Our Most Extraordinary supporter ‪#‎Nevena‬!


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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Through Our Lens

Through Our Lens





To inspire people to take action, HEEALS will help create documentary films on social issues for CSR department of corporate organizations and Non – Profit Organization, who are planning or carrying out projects. We show their extraordinary achievement in striving to alleviate poverty, encouraging peace, protecting the environment, providing equality and justice to the rest of the world, through our lenses. We produce with the highest levels of creativity and to international standards within an affordable budget. Together, we can inspire other to take action.  We think now a day’s audio-visual is one of the most powerful ways to project inspiring work of CSR and NGO’s.

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

International Internship Program

We Welcome Our New Interns, Nnamdi Ibenegbu From UK And Nahid And Kamrul From Bangladesh .They Are Working On WaSH Research And Documentary Film .

 





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Monday, 8 June 2015

International volunteering

International volunteering





Melaine Barlow (Tulane University )Volunteer At HEEALS 


When  an individual volunteers or group of volunteers give their time to work for organizations or cause outside of their home country. In most cases, volunteers work in developing countries on international development programmes with local partners that address basic needs such as education, health and sanitation. Trends show that international volunteering has become increasingly popular across many countries over the past few decades.


History

Formal overseas volunteering can be traced back over one hundred years to when the British Red Cross set up the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) scheme in 1909. The VAD volunteers, as well as volunteers from many other national Red Cross organisations, worked in battlefields across Europe and the Middle Eastduring World War I to treat soldiers and civilians regardless of the side they fought for. Up to the mid-20th century overseas volunteering projects were mainly undertaken by people with direct connections to a particular cause and were considered more as short term in nature. During the 1960s and 1970s a movement of volunteerism and study abroad programs became popular among university students and graduates and the United Nations launched the UN Volunteers programme for young professionals to take part in a long-term (2 year plus) overseas programme

Voluntourism .

 

In recent years the accessibility of international volunteering has increased significantly with many smaller charities connecting volunteers with non-governmental organisations in developing countries. Travel companies have also increasingly been offering paid volunteering opportunities; this growth coincided with the increasing number of young people taking gap years and has been termed volunteer tourism and voluntourism to denote shorter-term voluntary work that is not necessarily the sole purpose of the trip.



Volunteer base

 

International volunteering and briefer voluntourism appeals to a broad cross-section of society, but the majority of volunteers are in their twenties and thirties, potentially due to perceptions of volunteering abroad being a more risky activity.
The average age of VSO volunteers however is 38 showing a broad range of participation across age groups.Many participants use these trips to boost their resumes, travel with friends, and as a way to gain world experience and see new countries. Recently there has also been an increase in baby boomer volunteers. One possible explanation for the increase is that baby boomers are transitioning into a new stage of life and their focus may shift toward finding activities that give their life new meaning. Shorter-term voluntourism is therefore appealing to some, as it is targeted at travellers who want to make a positive change in the world, while still providing a touristic experience.People generally volunteer in order to increase their international awareness, to contextualize poverty and its effects, as an education opportunity, and to help people while having a morally rewarding experience. Many believe that the trip will change the way they think when they return home. However, others are just looking to give to others and do not believe that their experience will cause them to think twice about their lives back home.

Outcomes of international volunteering

Measuring the outcomes of international volunteering is an ongoing challenge.
To allow volunteers to integrate properly into the community, it is essential that volunteers have some useful skills and are reasonably well-informed and trained before the placement.

Costs In International volunteering

Related to the impact of international volunteering. It is generally help the local organizations in project and they putting the funds in important issues.

 

Integration in the workplace

A consideration is that volunteers may dominate the workplace, undermine local management and work culture especially in small organisations. This is due to volunteers often being considered more highly-educated than local staff, even if they do not have direct experience. Coming from a different culture can also lead to volunteers imposing their values on organisations
Indeed volunteers can have a strong influence on organisations especially those who deal with governance and management. However, volunteers are often trained to respect the working culture and ethics. Also, since they report directly to local organisations, they can have their contracts terminated if they break any local regulations which further minimises the fear of domination.

Skills, experience and understanding of local context

 

International volunteers come from outside the host community can lack an understanding of the local context and sometimes may not have the correct skill-set to achieve their project goal.
There is often a vetting or selection process for volunteers before they are recruited to serve in developing countries, however, this vetting has at times been found wanting.
 However, most international volunteers today receive significant training before and often during their placement which can address this deficit.

Motivations of volunteers

People volunteer for many reasons but seldom does anyone volunteer strictly for monetary reasons.
More compelling motives include experience of another culture, meeting new people or the advancement of one’s career prospects. Such motivations are common among younger volunteers who are looking for experience or direction in their careers.
A common motivation is to “make a difference , and to "achieve something positive for others".
who are less fortunate than the volunteer. Many volunteers tend to concur that there are disadvantaged people in their home countries, but the scale of disadvantage outside their home countries is just too much. Volunteering at home may elicit images of helping the less fortunate, or campaigning with a local pressure group.
Volunteering abroad has tended to be associated with international development and bridging the divide between the rich and poor worlds. Volunteering abroad often seems a more worthy contribution in this context to the volunteers than work in their own country. This perspective is particularly true of volunteers who are older and looking for something more value-based as they near the end of their professional careers or after their children have left home.



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By Gaurav

Source :Wikipedia




Volunteering

Volunteering

 

The verb was first recorded in 1755. It was derived from the noun volunteer, in C.1600, "one who offers himself for military service," from the Middle Frenchvoluntaire. In the non-military sense, the word was first recorded during the 1630s. The word volunteering has more recent usage—still predominantly military—coinciding with the phrase community service.

Volunteering as utilized by service learning programs

 

Many schools on all education levels offer service-learning, which allow the student to serve a group through volunteering while earning educational credit.
Volunteering is a powerful means of preparing students to become more caring and responsible parents and citizens and of helping colleges and universities to make good on their pledge to 'serve society. Volunteering in service learning seems to have the result of engaging both mind and heart, thus providing a more powerful learning experience.

Skills-based volunteering

Skills-based volunteering is leveraging the specialized skills and the talents of individuals to strengthen the infrastructure of nonprofits, helping them build and sustain their capacity to successfully achieve their missions.

Volunteering In INDIA.

 

An increasingly popular form of volunteering among young people, particularly gap year students and graduates, is to travel to communities in the developing world to work on projects with local organisations. Activities include teaching English, working in orphanages, conservation, assisting non-governmental organisations and medical work. International volunteering often aims to give participants valuable skills and knowledge in addition to benefits to the host community and organization.

Online volunteering

Online volunteering, virtual volunteering is a term that describes a volunteer who completes tasks, in whole or in part, offsite from the organization being assisted. Heeals have large number of overseas coordinator who are helping in mission of the organization .

Environmental volunteering

 

Environmental volunteering refers to the volunteers who contribute towards environmental management or conservation. Volunteers conduct a range of activities including environmental monitoring, ecological restoration such as re-vegetation and weed removal, protecting endangered animals, and educating others about the natural environment.Heeals Green Earth Project Promote and Protect Environment is striving to achieve SDG’s .

Volunteering in an emergency

 

Volunteering often plays a pivotal role in the recovery effort following natural disasters, such as tsunamis, floods, droughts, hurricanes, and earthquakes.

 

 

Volunteering in schools

 

Resource poor schools around the world rely on government support or on efforts from volunteers and private donations, in order to run effectively. In some countries, whenever the economy is down, the need for volunteers and resources increases greatly. There are many opportunities available in school systems for volunteers

Community voluntary work


Community volunteering refers globally to those who work to improve their local community. This activity commonly occurs through not for profit organizations
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By Gaurav


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