Our brand new scholarship fund is aimed at young people in the Global South who would love to learn about new cultures and languages and get involved in a local community. Only they do not have the financial means to do so. By donating to this fund, you make this possible and strengthen our South-South cooperation, but also support our National Committees in the Global South.
Provide scholarships for young people from the Global South
Volunteering means broadening your horizons and learning new skills, but also sharing and exchanging experiences with the local community. Perhaps you have already experienced this and remember it as one of your best memories in life. However, our South-South cooperation, where we send young people from one country in the South to another, has declined in recent years. In fact, only 3% of our projects are now South-to-South volunteering. And why is that? Insufficient funding and high costs.
Make voluntary work more inclusive and support our National Committees in the Global South
There are not many funding opportunities for volunteering in the Global South, at the same time the costs for South-South volunteering are much higher than for example Europe, because there are e.g. no direct or cheap flights, etc. This makes it very difficult for a young person from the Global South from a low-income family to finance a voluntary stay abroad – and to broaden their horizons and learn new skills. At the same time, our offices in the Global South are struggling greatly due to the Corona pandemic. This could lead to them no longer being able to organise voluntary work at all.
By donating to this fund, you not only give a young person from a low-income family the chance to volunteer, but also strengthen volunteering infrastructure in the Global South.
Therefore, let’s mobilize and make volunteering more inclusive!
With a donation of €20 or ANY amount, you will give a young person the gift of a life-changing learning experience.
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