The Reaching Children’s Potential Program (RCP) of the Ukwega Ward in central Tanzania measures its success by the growth and development of the children in the program. Read about 50 girls and boys who reached their first, second, third, and fourth birthdays in good health and on target to reach all their development milestones in […]
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Having wanted to join the Peace Corps when she was younger, as a retiree Chriss Hayden was still looking for a meaningful way to volunteer. She found serving on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana was the perfect way to immerse herself in a culture to be able to learn about it. Chriss prepared and served […]
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In this series, families in the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Program in Tanzania explain how their participation improves their lives. Global Volunteers’ RCP Program engages short-term volunteers to help parents deliver essential services improving health, eradicating hunger, and enhancing cognition – with the goal of eliminating child stunting in the Ukwega Ward and throughout […]
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October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand washing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This week, we celebrate Global Handwashing Day to convey the message that washing hands with soap and water is […]
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Because email services have taken very strong measures to fight spam, some emails from Global Volunteers might be mistakenly routed to your spam filter, or otherwise sent to subordinate folders (such as “promotions” or “other” in Gmail or Outlook). The result is you may never see our messages to you, and we might conclude that you’re […]
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The story of “the ladies of Calderón” is one of compassion and conviction, and the reason Global Volunteers works with them in partnership for children’s health and growth. The dedicated and dynamic women who first invited us to help them, and the resourceful mothers we serve today, demonstrate that investing in children is a foundational […]
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What’s more fun than BABIES? In this series, we focus on the newest members of the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Program in Tanzania — newborns. In this post, we welcome three babies born in September 2021. Their moms joined the program to provide them a healthy start at life, and the nutrition and care […]
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Every month, Global Volunteers’ caregivers in the Ukwega Ward of Tanzania meet with families who wish to participate in the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Program. The goal of RCP is to eliminate childhood stunting in all five of the villages served: Ipalamwa, Makalanga, Lulindi, Ukwega, and Makungu. Specifically, families obtain the nutrition, health care, knowledge, technology, […]
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Volunteer Team Leader Philip Dittman began volunteering with Global Volunteers in 2017 and has since served as a team member or Volunteer Team Leader on six programs: four times in Montana and twice in West Virginia. Philip volunteers in his community and says what he likes most about leading teams is meeting new people and […]
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A decade ago, California marketing manager Erin Woody was building her career and working excessive hours each week. She loved her job, but was missing a central element of her life: Community service. Determining that “weekend volunteering” didn’t satisfy, and long-term commitments such as mentoring at-risk teens exceeded her available time, she searched the internet […]