Dorian Volunteers for Service in Rural Tanzania and Requests Your Support

by Dorian King




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Searching for a way to mark this, my 70th year, I found myself reflecting on the purpose I have found when in service to something larger than me, whether it was the long-term care of a beloved, work as a hospice educator, volunteering in the aftermath of a devastating fire, or at our local hospital and library.  Research led me to Global Volunteers, a non-profit, human and economic development organization working for over 30 years to improve the lives of children. 

I have committed to the RCP (Reaching Children's Potential) Program, a well-established and comprehensive child-focused, community-led effort focusing on poverty, health, and education in rural Tanzania.
The primary goal of the RCP Program is to end childhood stunting. Stunting is a measurement of a child's physical and mental growth and development, which indicates their future health and potential. Volunteer assignments are wide ranging: teaching English, math, computer literacy, nutrition, and agriculture technology, constructing potable water and waste disposal facilities, healthcare clinics, libraries and classrooms, promoting girls education, creating school and household gardens, and helping healthcare providers deliver essential services.
I need your support! My out-of-pocket costs to volunteer are significant: international and regional airfare, passport, visa, vaccines, medical/emergency evacuation insurance, ground transportation, food and lodging.  Those who know me know I am not accustomed to asking for help, though I absolutely need yours.  
Please accept this invitation to learn more about Global Volunteers and what I am doing, and to contribute if you feel inspired.  When you make your tax-deductible donation to Global Volunteers on this platform, your contribution will offset my in-service room and board cost. I receive no funds directly. To be sure, any donation is a gift, but it is also a way for YOU to have a direct positive impact on the lives of these children. My profound thanks!

Global Volunteers' mission is to connect people worldwide to wage peace and promote justice through service. Our goal is to sustain the well-being of the world’s children and their communities, so they can realize the full promise of their human potential. Each Global Volunteer plays a significant role in positively impacting the people they serve and the communities they visit

Working on teams of up to 20 individuals, volunteers participate in one-to-three-week service opportunities where they create, nurture, and sustain the well-being of the world’s children and their families. Volunteers are welcomed into homes, classrooms, clinics, community centers, hospitals, orphanages, childcare centers, libraries, government offices, farm fields, and more on exceptional international service-learning programs providing essential services of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Volunteers work with and learn from and about local people who are making real change in their communities to help children grow and thrive.

By supporting volunteers' efforts, you contribute directly to the future success of children in partner communities. Your generous donation to your chosen volunteer ensures that these services continue year-round. Thank you for making this investment in the future of our world - our children!

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