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From: Global Service Corps [mailto:gsc@globalservicecorps.org]
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 5:30 PM
To: gsc@globalservicecorps.org
Subject: New Programs in Cambodia and Other GSC News

 

Global Service Corps

New Programs and How to Fund Them

 

In This Issue:

November 2008 

 

 

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GSC Launches New Programs in Cambodia!

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2009 Schedule

 

 

 

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New Volunteer Vacation Programs in Tanzania

 

 

 

 

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Your Volunteer Experience is Within Reach: Holiday Fundraising Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

GSC Launches New Programs in Cambodia!

 

GSC has been offering Conversational English and Orphanage Care programs in Thailand since 1995. In 2007, GSC launched its “English for Life” program in Thailand, which has brought English language and HIV/AIDS prevention training to secondary school students and their teachers. We are now working with selected local non-profit organizations to bring these unique and successful programs to Cambodia. Placements in these programs are now available in and around the Cambodia capital city of Phnom Penh.

The English for Life Program provides direct education, and builds the skills of local teachers in HIV/AIDS Prevention and English as a Foreign Language (EFL). English is not part of the Cambodian public school curriculum. However, many residential children’s centers for orphans, private nonprofit schools, and community-based organizations offer English language instruction, recognizing its importance to the future livelihoods of the children and youth in their care. GSC volunteers have the opportunity to help close this English language instruction knowledge gap, increase teachers’ comfort levels in teaching HIV/AIDS prevention, and keep future generations safe from this disease.

Global Service Corps provides HIV/AIDS and EFL training along with a variety of project placements in orphanages, private nonprofit schools, and community-based organizations. The Cambodia in-country program manager is Susan Hagadorn, EdD, MPA. Susan has over 25 years public health and education experience and has resided in Cambodia the past four years.

Click here for more information about GSC Programs in Cambodia!

Angkor Wat

 

New Volunteer Vacation Programs in Tanzania

 

After the successful launch of the volunteer vacation program in Thailand this past summer Global Service Corps (GSC) is pleased to announce the launch of our new very affordable volunteer vacation programs to augment our popular service-learning volunteer programs in Tanzania. GSC Volunteer Vacations are designed for travelers who wish to participate in a cross-cultural learning vacation experience while also doing some volunteering in Tanzanian or Thai elementary schools or orphanages. TWO-WEEK PROGRAMS START AT Just $1170!

The newly launched Tanzania program begins with your arrival in Arusha, where you will be met by a GSC representative who will escort you to a comfortable guesthouse. Here you will stay for the first three days of orientation before moving to your homestay or alternative housing (available for an additional fee.) Following orientation activities, you will begin your volunteer service in schools and orphanages. Volunteer placements include teaching English and providing much needed services to underprivileged children.

With over fifteen years of experience operating volunteer programs abroad for students, active retirees, mid-career professionals and families, GSC has successfully leveraged best practices in international volunteerism to launch our newest volunteer offering, GSC Volunteer Vacations. GSC Volunteer Vacations are designed to be affordably priced and flexible volunteer abroad experiences in comparison to GSC’s more intensive two-week to six-month long service-learning programs.

GSC Volunteer Vacations in Tanzania and Thailand are offered year round with bi-weekly start dates and program lengths of two or more weeks.

Click here for more information about Volunteer Vacations

Volunteer Vacations now in Tanzania

 

Your Volunteer Experience is Within Reach: Holiday Fundraising Ideas

 

You have dreamed about volunteering abroad for a while. GSC can help you take the first step in a journey you will remember for the rest of your life. We realize that one of the biggest challenges in participating on a GSC volunteer program is finding the funds to do so. Towards that end, we have put together a fundraising tool kit to get you started in raising the funds needed for your program.

Many GSC volunteers have had great success in fund raising part, if not all, of their program fees and associated costs. In fact, one participant was able to fundraise, with the help of her friends and community, approximately $10,000 to fund her both 6-month stay in Tanzania.

The holiday season is a perfect time for you to get started with your fundraising efforts and put your GSC volunteer experience on your holiday gift wish list. Because of the volunteer nature of your GSC trip, donations toward program expenses and in many cases your airfare are tax-deductible. And your donors will have the satisfaction in knowing that through your volunteer service abroad, they too have made a meaningful contribution to those truly in need.

Are you ready?

Click here for GSC's Fundraising Toolkit

Holiday Fundraising Ideas

 

2009 Schedule

 

GSC has Programs throughout the year in Cambodia, Thailand and Tanzania. Find a start-date that fits into your schedule!

Click here to see the 2009 Schedule

On your way!

 

 

 

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