Davide Delvai, Italy 2017

My goals were to help with the various activities concerning the different projects both in manual and intellectual way. My personal goals were to experience a different way of living, without all the comforts that I use to have and to understand more my personal soft skills. Concerning the Madiba project during the morning I was teaching to the teenager Italian and IT class. During the afternoon classes, in the hospital, I was assisting the IT and sometimes the English teachers. Regarding the WaLi project, since I do not speak French I was mostly the photographer and kind of assistant of the other member…

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Francesca Gigliotti, Italy 2017

My goals to work with Webdevfoundation were know the new culture in the real environment and have a good experience with children and also with the others volunteers of difference country. I would like to know the real life of the persons that live so far then my city because I know several people from Africa then coming in Europe in this period and with this experience I would like to have a new informations about the real life of people in the little village. I expected to know the Cameroonian life in the little village and the real situation…

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[:en]Madiba Cameroon Project 2017[:es]Proyecto Madiba Camerún 2017[:]

[:en]As every year since 2011, the Madiba Cameroon caravan for its seventh consecutive year lays its bags once more on the land of Bangoua, birth lands of the founder of WebDev Foundation. It is around July 23 that the first international volunteers will tread the ground of the project, joining the group of Cameroonians present on the scene since July 3rd. We will count a total of 6 internationals and 7 nationals who in a dynamic of interculturality, exchange and sharing were able to move for 5 consecutive weeks at the Evangelical College of Bangoua about 90 young people and…

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Susy Jian, Italy 2014 & 2017

[:en]My main goal was to have an experience in education with kids and to grow personally speaking. I met Madiba project in 2014 when I was in Cameroon for another internship in an NGO working in Human Rights fields. Already three years ago I was impressed of this project because I saw how much it was concrete and how much it could really change the situation. That’s why this year, I decided to come back to this country and to get part of this project. I expected to live in a local reality and to get in touch with a real Cameroonian village without…

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On the Run From Boko Haram (MAY 13, 2015 5:02 AM EDT)

“They forced us to kill, otherwise we would have been killed,” says Djibrine, a 12-year-old from eastern Chad who was sent with other boys from his village to northern Nigeria a year ago to study at a Koranic school. Soon after the boys arrived, armed men from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacked the village and his school. “They took all the young people and killed all the others,” Djibrine says. “They began putting horrible ideas into our heads. They told us all the others were infidels, so they either had to be converted or killed; they made promises…

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213 enfants suivi par WebDev Foundation depuis le 12 janvier 2015 à Banfoussam

Rendu déjà à la quatrième semaine de travail dans le cadre de la 3ème édition annuelle, le projet Every Child is Ours (ECHO) vise le renforcement des capacités des enfants démunis dans les écoles primaires et les centres sociaux. Avec plus de 213 enfants enthousiastes, participatifs, contents d’apprendre de nouvelles choses actifs, nous avons abordé en santé l’hygiène corporelle et avons effectué des séances pratiques de brossage des dents et lavage des mains car nombreux étaient des enfants qui ne connaissaient pas les techniques adaptées pour le brossage des dents ainsi que pour le lavage des mains. En informatique, ils…

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Beñat Aranburu, Spain 2014

My name is Beñat and I live in the Basque Country. Last summer, I travelled around Cameroon for a few weeks. Before going to Cameroon I had the opportunity to get in touch with Webdev Foundation, a Cameroonian NGO that is willing to help communities around the country. Once I was in the field, I personally witnessed the work they are doing and the impact that their projects have on the local population. Webdev Foundation focuses on education, knowing that their work is going to improve living conditions of those communities in the long term. Although their primary field of…

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Women Empowering Training in Bamenda, February 7th 2012

Last weekend, we got a trip to Bamenda for an Empowering Capacity of 12 Women Bamenda from Aurel Enterprise and Techno Bamenda (5hours training – 2 modules – 4 games). Baseline of the training: 1- How to welcome Guest, Visitors and Costumers, 2- Effective Logistics management. This training aimed to reinforce their capacity for more work efficiency. If we invest on trianing women (mothers or future mothers), we are already contributing on children education. We are now working on a next trainings that will be delivered still in Bamenda on Time management, Team management, Motivation, How to help my boss succeed……

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10 Steps to a Successful Fundraising Event

Fundraising events are a popular form of fundraising. While they can be great money makers for an organization, they can also be time consuming and expensive. The success of events depends on careful planning. (Yes, you should have a written event plan for every event you hold!) To help you ensure that your fundraising event is a winner, here are ten major components that you must incorporate into your event plan: 1. Purpose: Before doing anything else, you must decide what the purpose of your event is. Is this truly a fundraising event? Or does it have other goals? Perhaps…

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Why paying to Volunteer

Below is an excerpt from a book on international volunteering that helps to explain the necessity of this fee. How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Oversea. Prospective volunteers are surprised to learn that many programs charge their volunteers a fee to participate. At first, this can seeem ridiculous -Why should you pay money to work for free? Aren’t you already forgoing income you could be making? Here are a few things to keep in mind while trying to understand why the vast majority of programs charge international volunteers a participation fee: The local organizations and projects with which you…

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