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I'm posting this fundraiser page to assist Volunteers in Asia, a unique non-profit organization with a rich history of placing English teaching and NGO volunteers throughout Southeast Asia and China. Working in Asia for the past 50 years, VIA is committed to missions of cultural exchange and community development through the placement of volunteers in year-long positions in underserved schools and NGOs.
For many of the people, places, and organizations that VIA works with, English education is an invaluable tool for social mobility. In addition, the various non-profit organizations and NGOs that VIA sends volunteers to in Asia aim to enhance a variety of social objectives, which include (but are not limited to): environmental advocacy, sustainable development, women empowerment, NGO capacity building, community development, health, etc.
But the above description only scratches the surface of VIAs vision, and your donation to this incredible organization assists in the realization of that vision. By donating to VIA, you will help in two significant ways:
1.) the establishment of a VIA grant fund that current and future volunteers can use to fund the research required for and implementation of service projects in the communities they serve. Previous volunteer initiatives run the gamut, ranging from after school programs to anti-human trafficking projects.
2.) scholarships for future VIA volunteers who need the extra help to realize their ambitions of service and community development in Asia.
Words alone cannot begin to express how thankful I am to be working with an organization like VIA, nor the extent of the organization's commitment to community development in Asia. Current projects my peers are working on include english training programs on the Tibetan plateau, deforestation research and reduction in Vietnam, and NGO capacity building in Beijing, China. As for myself, working with VIA has given me the opportunity to work hands-on on a brownfield remediation project in China, with the very real possibility of the pilot implementation of a public participation model, a significant initiative for modern China.
I sincerely encourage you to make a donation and help me in assisting this incredible organization! Thanks for reading!