April 08, 2013

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Volunteer Call We cannot separate social cooperation for development volunteering because the cry of the poor cry out to heaven and to all people of good will should shock. In short: do not listen to the cry of the poor is an irreparable loss for humanity. Was not perhaps the clairvoyant motto of Manos Unidas in one of their campaigns: change your life to change the world? Else aims to social volunteer work but change the structures of injustice imposed by a few models of development, life systems and a few selfish and inhumane behavior while social volunteers open its heart and tend his hands toward those who call us from your pain, your abatement and from their social marginalization? Sometimes, we have people that will distress by how badly that the world is going, the problems of displaced persons and migrants, wars and all the misfortunes which show us the media, and which are no more than a tiny part of the suffering of millions of beings. It should be recalled that, according to the recent UNDP reports, there are more than eight hundred million people who don't have enough food and about five hundred million suffer from chronic malnutrition, of which about 200 million are children. 1.3 Billion people nearly a quarter of the world's population - live below the limit of poverty, more than fifty thousand children die every day of hunger or diseases caused by it, that an AK-47 rifle costs a hundred dollars which is the amount that could be prevented blindness in more than three thousand children, that five hundred thousand women for childbirth, that hundred million human beings have been forced to flee their homes, each year one million children entering the prostitution market, die each year that more than billion beings do not have access to drinking water, there are more than 100 million anti-personnel mines planted by the world - as many as which are stored to be exported to the peoples impoverished South-, and about seven hundred millions of beings not they have decent housing....
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Volunteering Sometimes, the language helps us to reformulate the reality or perpetuate it in their vices. When we express the message of our interlocutor with other similar words (sometimes euphemistic and sometimes more adjusted to reality), we can help you find a new approach in the solution. One older person can tell us: my daughter is a descastada and one undesirable that never remembers me. Our response can not reassert that view since it would deepen the chasm between mother and daughter and even get into a problem with the family. In fact, when our task will be to try to rebuild ties. Without removing the reason we respond something like: I understand, are very disgusted with the attitude of your daughter. The most frequent error of whom reformulates is to faithfully reproduce the opinion of another person. In the example that we are discussing the leg could put responding: If, as I understand it, I realized that her daughter is a miserable that has forgotten about you. And some volunteers will end with a formula fatal: but don't worry, I'm here that I will come to see you. Only thus we got more rouse the spirits of the other person, without causing you any emotional relief and few practical compensation. It is often more successful to start conversations - especially with strangers - when we use themes neutral, outside personnel waiting for the other (this place is nice, he saw the game yesterday?, do you hear about what happened this morning in the gran Via?, we have a time of dogs) if we have opportunity, is very advantageous to know beforehand the centres of interest of the other person. In the case of older persons, their centers of interest can turn lathe to his family or his memories; If we talk about children, games, computers, football, school topics that we can use to attract their interest and playing more forward other issues). Recommended, in general, the use of open (and what questions did it happen?, how do you feel?, why it affected you...