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Photograph Competition. Entry 6

The benchmark is getting higher…
“Marginalised in Nepal”

In preparation to volunteering, I attended a crash course in “community organising/CO”…
In the Philippines, NGOs/INGOs term for the marginalized is PDO, meaning: poor, deprived, oppressed — and description is: woman, ugly, dark skin, unschooled…
Here in Nepal, my placement is with Dalit… I believe they are the poor in Nepal — especially if one is a woman (it is double jopardy!)
Positive characteristics of the poor:
1.  The poor are hardworking
2.  The poor is persistent
3.  The poor have their own innate intelligence and wisdom
4.  The poor have a lot of experiences in solving problems on a daily basis
5.  The poor’s power is in their number’

Alicia Pedraya-Roxas

VSO Volunteer/OD Adviser

Dalit Welfare Organization

Dharan, Sunsari District

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Photo Competition. Entry 2

Looks like we have ourselves another entry. Thanks Alicia.

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day

Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”

In today’s world where close to two thirds of humanity live in poverty, professional skilled volunteers, wherever they go, have the potential to help people help themselves and change lives. Volunteering for development is VSO’s brand of development.

While in the process of acquainting myself with VSO placement, the above caption caught me offhanded.  It was a sort of an inspiration to go ahead and volunteer.

Alicia Pedraya-Roxas

VSO Volunteer/OD Adviser

Dalit Welfare Organization

Dharan, Sunsari District

and lest you’ve forgotten what this is about, click here for the original request for entries back in December last year…