Finja Koester On a weekend big city getaway to Cali, something you become very fond about when living in cast-away Tumaco, I found myself as one of the last guests in an artsy bar. Having chitchatted with the waiter all night, he accompanied me outside while...

Finja Koester, Colombia Siendo voluntaria en monitoreo y evaluación dentro de la iniciativa EUAV, yo no salgo mucho a terreno. En verdad, la mayoría de mi tiempo, lo paso en la oficina, organizando fuentes de verificación, analizando encuestas, redactando informes. En resumen, apoyo en todo lo...

I've already been four months in Colombia as a volunteer working with Alianza por la Solidaridad (ApS) in Tumaco (Colombia). Before arriving, I didn´t have a very accurate idea of what would be my tasks. But now, after this time, I can explain what I...

As international volunteers, we meet people from other countries, other cultures. It seems important to take into account this aspect to better enjoy our stay. When we go out to our home, our country, we accept to find out new people, new way of doing, way...

Photo Credit: V. Garau   By Erika Bozzato For once, I will be talking about something that happened outside Lebanon, but that could greatly influence the refugee situation here and in neighbouring countries. On 28th October, in response to the request of Syria’s neighbouring countries and the UN,...

The purpose of my volunteering in Nicaragua is to analyze and evaluate hazards, vulnerabilities and capacities of rural communities in front of natural disasters. In order to achieve our goals, my colleague and I have chosen to work with populations. Indeed, I think time of...