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Show Name: Find Your Kind
Episode #5: Getting Global
Hello and welcome back! You are listening to Find Your Kind the podcast with your host Delaney Janks. You’re currently listening to this podcast on the Hopewell Valley Student Publications Network where students come together to publish content to share with the world. Please note that the opinions expressed in this episode are mine, and mine alone. In this episode, “Getting Global”, I’ll be talking about how we can extend our kindness globally into communities all around the world.
Segment 1: Importance
- Introduction to my Peru trip
- Reasons why you should think about extending your kindness abroad:
- You’ll gain a better perspective on the world
- A Lot of us are sheltered to the bigger issues in the world
- Immersing yourself in a culture is completely different than learning about it online
- Volunteer abroad programs can give you a great perspective on life at a young age
- You’ll travel with a positive impact
- Your parents or guardian will most likely be more lenient to letting you travel alone if you’re heading off with a group whose dedicated to giving back to society
- You’ll be helping others and making a difference
- The main reason to volunteer is to help make a difference in the world
- By volunteering abroad at a young age and heading out into the world through volunteer programs, you can actually see first-hand what your efforts can do outside of your community
Segment 2: My Experience/Good Programs
- Elaborating on the travel abroad experience I went on in Peru
- ARCC program and what makes them unique
- What we did to help out the community
- What I took away from the experience
- Read a few of my journal entries from my trip
- Day 4: First day of building the greenhouse
- Day 5: Playing with little girl named Lis/second day of building the greenhouse
- Day 8: First day of teaching at the school
- Day 9: Second day of teaching at the school/llama baptism and hike
- Alternative options to helping global communities that doesn’t involve going abroad
- Look through international projects and pick one that speaks to your values and then work to raise funds or conduct drives on behalf of that cause or project
- Check out website: Global Giving
- Organizations who help global communities that you can also support internationally:
- Care International– Supports women and girls in developing countries
- PeaceCorps Member Projects– Support PeaceCorps member projects directly in developing countries
- Marie Stopes International (MSI)– Provides family planning and reproductive health care services in some of World’s poorest countries
- Mercy Corps– Helps countries after disasters with both immediate help and sustainability projects
- Mayhew International– Helps stay, neglected, and abused animals in countries such as Afghanistan, Romania, and India
Segment 3: Wrap Up
- Common phrase tossed around the conversation of volunteering abroad: “simply being there helps”.
- This is not always true.
- There are benefits for communities abroad to host international volunteers, but you have to do more than show up.
- You have to stay committed and bring a skill or willingness to work.
- Make sure you’re volunteering with a reputable organization and that you’re invested in your project
- It is not only possible to volunteer around your community– you can extend your kindness globally!
- Creek Whistle by Steve Adams
- Reasons to Hope by Reed Mathis
- Tropic by Anno Domini Beats
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In this episode, “Getting Global”, I’ll be talking about how we can extend our kindness globally into communities all around the world.