Conferences, Events, Call for Papers, Training Opportunities, Jobs & Internships

Conferences and Events; Call for papers, films, other media, and also call for nominations, comments, information, calls to action, etc; Education and Training Opportunities; Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunity; Announce your event, call for papers, training opportunity, or job/internship/volunteer position; Other Sources of Information on International Events and Conferences

This page updated through 8 February 2009

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This page consolidates all We Can Do announcements for conferences, events, calls for papers, competitions, and training opportunities in one place. I try to update this page every few weeks as time permits. Follow the relevant link to read further details about the events that interest you. If this page has not been updated for a few days, check the recent archives (right-hand navigation bar) for the most recent items. Or subscribe to We Can Do to learn about new announcements within hours after they are posted.

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International Conferences and Events

Looking for a conference to attend? Here are a few upcoming events:
June 2009; July 2009; August 2009; September 2009; October 2009; July 2010; 2011; Funding for conference participation from developing nations; Other Sources of Information on International Events and Conferences

June 2009

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July 2009

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August 2009

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September 2009

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October 2009

July 2010

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2011

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Funding for Conference Participation from Developing Nations
Need funding to attend conferences? Be aware that available funding will be limited and cannot help everyone. Each funding source has its own criteria for determining who is or isn’t eligible for possible funding and for what purposes, so read carefully. Information at http://wecando.wordpress.com/2007/11/29/funding-for-conference-participation-from-developing-nations/

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Other Sources of Information on International Events and Conferences

Call for Papers (for Conferences, Journals, Other); Call for films or other media

Current or on-going “call for papers” are listed here. So are requests for films, photos, or other media. For lack of a better place for them, I also list calls for nominations, comments, partnership offers, competition submissions, etc. If a deadline is not clear or not indicated, then please inquire directly with the editor or organization that put out the original call for papers.

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Education and Training Opportunities

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Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities
We Can Do currently receives only a few announcements for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities relevant for people who wish to work with, or on behalf of, people with disabilities in developing countries. Usually the deadlines for these pass by quickly. I try to list current openings here, but cannot guarantee that all positions are still available. Also check the archives (see right-hand navigation bar) for more recent announcements or subscribe to We Can Do to learn of future opportunities.

  • Can’t find the job, volunteer, or internship opportunity you want at We Can Do? This listing is NOT meant to be comprehensive of all available opportunities. Try other websites such as idealist.org. Also try inquiring directly with individual organizations that interest you–check the very bottom of this page for a list of links to international disability-oriented organizations.
  • Application deadlines for most job, volunteer, and internship opportunities pass by very quickly. Double check the archives for this month to see if any have been posted very recently that might not yet be listed here. Also consider subscribing to We Can Do to make sure you won’t miss future opportunities.

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Announce YOUR event or training opportunity
If you are aware of an upcoming conference, on-line forum, or other event; or call for papers (for conferences, journals, book chapters, etc); or education or training opportunity; or a job, internship, or volunteer opportunity, please let me know. You can leave a comment in the comment area below, or you can send me an email at ashettle [at] patriot.net.

Events, call for papers, etc., should be relevant to the concerns of people with disabilities in developing countries. Local or national level events will usually be posted only if located in a developing country. International events generally should have some relevance to people with disabilities in developing countries. Training and educational opportunities should generally either be targeted at people with disabilities from developing countries or should be targeted at professionals who wish to work with them. If you’re not sure if your event or opportunity qualifies, or if you think an exception is warranted, then please do talk with me.

But We Can Do is not just meant to be a board for posting announcements. Please do see my Guideline for writers for other things I would like to be able to publish here. I’m especially interested in pragmatic resources that can be put to immediate use in the field to help people with disabilities living in poverty in developing countries. For example, best-practice (and failed-practice) case studies of projects gone well (or gone poorly); toolkits and training kits; checklists that offer guidance on disability inclusion; etc.

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Nothing about the upcoming DeafRead conference?

DT, to be honest, I had not yet heard of the deafread conf, so if you truly feel it is appropriate to the goals of We Can Do, please do enlighten me.

But to clarify the purpose of We Can Do (which you can also learn about by clicking on “About We Can Do” and Why We Can Do” in the top navigation bar), this blog is focused on disability and INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT — meaning it focuses on concerns related to Deaf and disabled people in DEVELOPING (not industrialized) countries, and generally on issues related to fighting poverty, human rights, education, etc. But with sensitivity to the fact that certain challenges are unique to, or greater and immensely more complex in, developing countries. (For example, in some countries, if you want to ensure access to interpreting services in university classrooms, you first need to have deaf people in primary school. Then secondary school. Then graduating from secondary school. Because there’s no point in having interpreters at university if there are no deaf students ready to use them. And you need to have sign language interpreters in the country. Which means training them. Which means having people with the right skills to train them. Including of course deaf adults. Which, oh, means they need a basic education first to help prepare them for training others. Which means you need more deaf children being allowed to attend primary school again … Which asides from all the usual deaf-related challenges of helping parents and teachers recognize the true potential of a deaf child may also involve installing gender segregated bathrooms so that menustrating girls need not allow embarassment to keep them at home for days each month, or helping families gain easier access to clean water so children can spend time going to school and studying, not fetching water.

In other words, I tend to leave out conferences that seem primarily geared to the needs and interests of middle class people in industrialized conferences. There are already plenty of those around, and plenty of avenues for advertising or finding them. But not as many conferences geared toward the needs of people from developing countries.

paper presentation and conferences

The International Conference for the Division
on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) a
Subdivision of the Council for Exceptional
Children (CEC) will hold their conference in
late October, 2009 in Savannah, GA USA.
http://www.gacec.org

As Georgia DCDT State PresidentI welcome all
to submit papers and/or attend.

Marcia Boone Atlanta, Georgia

I’m also disabeld from my one leg. Can I get a job with your help? I’m an Auto cad Draftsman.

Dear Sir,

My name is Chisomaga Anyanwu I am 22years, from Nigeria and a student of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri Imo State Nigeria. I want to use this opportunity to inquire about how I can volunteer for 4months September 2008-February 2009 at your office and have an internship opportunity as well. I will be happy to read from you soon.
I am the founder of this youth organization, below is all about us:

OUR VISSION:

To champion the youth development projects/programs.
To fight against HIV/AIDS in our country
To make the voice of youths, to be heard locally, nationally and globally.
To fight against youth violence in our country.

OUR MISSION:

To bring together. Youths that has innovative aspiration towards all that have to do with youth activities.
To propagate Information and Communication Technology for youth development.
To be in partnership with youths, Government, None-Governmental Organizations and Companies to bring positive change in our society.

WHERE WE WORK:

Youngster Solidarity Forum works in Aba Abia State, Owerri Imo State and Calabar Cross River State Nigeria.
Currently, fellow youths and I wants to develop a youth radio that will serve as the voice of youth in our community and provide information based on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

THE OBJECTIVES/AIMS OF MY PROJECT:
-This youth radio will create a positive change and development in my community
– My project will provide employment and give general education to young people in my society
-It will serve as a platform for exhibition of youth works in my community and be the voice of children and youth.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
– This project will connect and reach young people of divers cultural background in my country Nigeria. It will provide information about youth activities happening around in national, regional and global community
– This project will provide leisure and entertainment to young people in my community

TARGET AUDIENCE:
-Young people in the rural areas

PROJECT ACTIVITIES:
– To broadcast some of the youth programs in local languages
– Receive youth and students grievances, investigate, mediate and mobilize emergency relief
– Conduct research, promote media and educational activities for youth development and peace
– Provide opportunities and internships.
I will get the required skills and knowledge to execute my project effectively when I complete my internship. I plan to do the program from September 2008-February 2009.
Thank You

Best regards
Anyanwu Chisomaga

Contact address C/o Mr. Oliver Anyanwu Phone :+2348064322750
# 9 Sunday Akole St Umuola, E-mail:bruluton@yahoo.com
Ogbor-hill Abia State.
Nigeria +234

ANYANWU CHISOMAGA CHIDIEBRE

DATE OF BIRTH: 2ND FEDBURARY, 1986

SEX: MALE

MARITAL STATUS: NOT MARRIED

OCCUPATION: STUDENT

Qualification: WEST AFRICAN SENIOR
SCHOOL CERTIFICATE

BASIC COMPUTER
UTILIZATION

UNIVERSITY: FEDERAL
POLYTECHINC NEKEKDE
OWERRI IMO STATE

COLLEGE: INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT: LIBRARY SCIENCE

LANGUAGES: ENGLISH

NATIONALITY: NIGERIAN

RELIGION: CHRISTIANITY

FOUNDER: YOUNGSTER SOLIADARITY
FORUM NIGERIA (YOFSOR)

PROGRAMMES PARTICIPATED.

1. Evaluation on Nigeria National Youth Policy 2005
2. Report on Evaluation of Regional Youth Policies in West Africa.

3. Training of Trainers, under Creating Local Connections West Africa. http://projects.takingitglobal.org/clcwestafrica-nigeria

VOLUNTEER EXPERINCES

1. TAKINGITGLOBAL –takingitglobal,org
2. NETWORK OF AFRICAN YOUTH FOR DEVELOPMENT –nayd.org

CONFERENCES ATTENDED.

TIG/CLCWA 1ST NATIONAL YOUTH SUMMIT

TIG/CLCWA 2ND NATIONAL YOUTH SUMMIT

Communication Linkages of Accounting, Addis Ababa Ethiopia, 13th-17th March 2005.

Youth Against Violence in Africa, Bamako Mali 24th-28th July 2005

14th International Conference on HIV/AIDS and STI’s in Africa. 4th-9th December
2005. Abuja Nigeria.

21st National Conference on Financial Development, University of Benin 20th-22nd
February 2006.

National Association Management Policy Analysis, University of Calabar
6th-7th May 2006.

Student’s Regional Policy Summit, University of Nigeria Nsuka 11th-13th August 2006.

International Principles of Accounting, University of Cape Town South Africa,
24th-27th February 2007.

Management and Control of Finance, Addis Ababa Ethiopia, 9th-11th July
2007.

HOBBIES.

Reading, watching Football and Playing Football.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.

2007-2008 DIRECTOR STUDENT AFFAIRS, COLLEGE OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENCES
FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC NENKEDE OWERRI IMO STATE.

REFEREES.

Arch. Chijike Ndukwu
DesignTrust LTD.
+2348023179041
chijike72@yahoo.com

Prof. Nelson Osuagwu
Dept. of Banking and Finance
University of Calabar
+2348037819982
nel_uche@yahoo.com

Motivation Letter

My motivation for volunteering for an internship opportunity in your organization is as a result of the various opportunities you offer young people to have common cultural, scientific and educational projects, exchanges between young people, cross-border cooperation and tourism promotion experiences.

-My goal is to get knowledge and skills that will help me develop my community and the world in general.
– It will help me understand and appreciate the diverse culture of my fellow youths around the world.
– It will also open various spectra of new opportunities and networking that will help me develop in my work as a youth actor.
– It will help to learn how to facilitate development projects.
– It will be avenue for me to get accustomed to and have a working experience that will
Help me in the future
– I will use my knowledge to volunteer for your organization with committed dedication.

I will be glad if I am selected as an intern in your organization.

Thank You,

Anyanwu Chisomaga Chidiebere

je demande ma participation

I am Rahman habiur, Executive Director ofLocal DPo working at the coastal area of Bangladesh to protect and promote rights of the PWDs. As a developng country like bangladesh have no aviavle resouces to implemnt the Rights based program in our area.Now we support 267 student with disability in the mainstreamning school. We also providing technical skill traing and rights awareness campaign program by our small resourcse.We need technical and financial support for continuing Program.

I have the greatest interest to be involved on Human right
human rights confences from now up[ to the end of my life

I have the greatest interest to be involved on Human right confences from now up to the end of my life as
I am high indebted for protecting child`s Rights in Tanzania

I have the greatest interest to be involved on Human right confences from now up to the end of my life as
I am highly indebted for protecting child`s Rights in Tanzania.
My great concern is that:-
Children need safer life. Safe child’s life is crucial for cognitive, social and emotional development. Therefore, it is important that we take every step necessary to ensure that children grow up in environments where their social, emotional and educational needs are met. Children who grow up in environments where their developmental needs are not met are at an increased risk for compromised health and safety, learning and developmental delays.

Children have problems with aggression, a remarkably persistent personality characteristic, with aggression at age eight reliably predicting adult criminality. It is needed to know more about risks for childhood aggression and resilience in the face of such risks. Mostly, boys from urban areas are arrested for crime before and by the age of 18. This is a problem from aggressiveness in early childhood or later, poses stronger research challenges, and requires wholly the strongest responses from society. More research on the circumstances of poor families, the experiences of their children growing up and as young adults, and their opportunities for participation in mainstream society is necessary to inform interventions at the level of the individual, the community, and the society.
Failure to invest time and resources during children’s early years may have long term effects on the foster care, health care, and education systems. Therefore, it is my devoted interest to ensure that children develop in safe, loving, and secured environments.

I have the greatest interest to be involved on Human right conferences from now up to the end of my life as
I am highly indebted for protecting child`s Rights in Tanzania.
My great concern is that:-
Children need safer life. Safe child’s life is crucial for cognitive, social and emotional development. Therefore, it is important that we take every step necessary to ensure that children grow up in environments where their social, emotional and educational needs are met. Children who grow up in environments where their developmental needs are not met are at an increased risk for compromised health and safety, learning and developmental delays.

Children have problems with aggression, a remarkably persistent personality characteristic, with aggression at age eight reliably predicting adult criminality. It is needed to know more about risks for childhood aggression and resilience in the face of such risks. Mostly, boys from urban areas are arrested for crime before and by the age of 18. This is a problem from aggressiveness in early childhood or later, poses stronger research challenges, and requires wholly the strongest responses from society. More research on the circumstances of poor families, the experiences of their children growing up and as young adults, and their opportunities for participation in mainstream society is necessary to inform interventions at the level of the individual, the community, and the society.
Failure to invest time and resources during children’s early years may have long term effects on the foster care, health care, and education systems. Therefore, it is my devoted interest to ensure that children develop in safe, loving, and secured environments.

I have the greatest interest to be involved on Human right conferences from now up to the end of my life as
I am highly indebted for protecting child`s Rights in Tanzania.
My great concern is that:-
Children need safer life. Safe child’s life is crucial for cognitive, social and emotional development. Therefore, it is important that we take every step necessary to ensure that children grow up in environments where their social, emotional and educational needs are met. Children who grow up in environments where their developmental needs are not met are at an increased risk for compromised health and safety, learning and developmental delays.

Children have problems with aggression, a remarkably persistent personality characteristic, with aggression at age eight reliably predicting adult criminality. It is needed to know more about risks for childhood aggression and resilience in the face of such risks. Mostly, boys from urban areas are arrested for crime before and by the age of 18. This is a problem from aggressiveness in early childhood or later, poses stronger research challenges, and requires wholly the strongest responses from society. More research on the circumstances of poor families, the experiences of their children growing up and as young adults, and their opportunities for participation in mainstream society is necessary to inform interventions at the level of the individual, the community, and the society.
Failure to invest time and resources during children’s early years may have long term effects on the foster care, health care, and education systems. Therefore, it is my devoted interest to ensure that children develop in safe, loving, and secured environments.

MY CONTACTS ARE HEREUNDER SHOWN:-
FULL NAMES: ADREHEMU JOHANES KAYOMBO

DATES OF BIRTH: 29TH/05/1964

ADDRESS:TANZANIA INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION,P.O.BOX.35094

CITY: DAR-ES-SALAAM ZIP CODE: 255 COUNTRY: TANZANIA

TEL: +255784766076 FAX: +255-22-2774420

OCCUPATION: EDUCATION CURRICULUM DEVELOPER AND COORDINATOR FOR CIVICS,GS AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES SUBJECTS

Dear Editor! What a wonderful resource this is! Please post our announcement (our audience spans 21 countries!)! With your permission i would like to link your site with our – so the passionate educators in our group can provode som eof the materials or connections or other help to your cause. Let me know what you think! I am sure the universe looks kindly upon you and your good works. Regards, Rosanna

The One Voice Northeast Regional Conference & Forum is unique: its DNA contains the blueprint for action, interaction, activism, and advocacy for positive change in education. Typical One Voice attendees are impassioned and invested in the event’s outcomes, perhaps the most important one of which is the presentations by ELC (Education Leadership Council) facilitators. ELC meetings are a opportunity for educators to come together, identify the most significant issues in education from their diverse experience and devise practical solutions for them. Most importantly, the results do not become static documents with no outcomes. Rather, the results are compiled and form the nucleus and inspiration for the Declaration of Equity and Excellence, a powerful tool being written by One Voice participants for the education and guidance of administrators, politicians, and other decision-makers in education going forward. The excellent, thought provoking results of the ELC brainstorming sessions, the hallmark of One Voice events, are dynamic, incredibly informative and confirmed the philosophy of the organization: Educators are the (SMEs) subject matter experts when it comes to improving learning and teaching, and when asked can provide the answers to the important questions. Based on the great success of the ELC meetings, and the important directives they yielded, it has been decided that they will be a part of all future One Voice events. What started in San Francisco is on its way across the country and around the world. We hope you will join us and further this important work by contributing your thoughts, your experience, your ideas, and your VOICE!
In San Francisco in summer 2008 at a One Voice event, groups of educators took on the task of identifying the most critical issues in education today, labored over practical, expert solutions, and presented them in an outstanding show of solidarity and active commitment to positive change. What began there is being continued in New York, then Santa Fe, San Francisco, Denver, and Seattle. You are being invited to be part of it. Learn more and add your name to the invitation list at http://www.elementalethics.com.

CALL FOR PAPERS – The One Voice Conference and Forum for Educators needs to include the voices of those with special needs and abilities and those who educate them. The conference takes place Nov 14-16th, 2008 and the call for papers is open now. Go to http://www.elementalethics.com for details.

Sir/Madam,
I am Golam Mawla people with disability. I want to complete your Leadership training.Please know me your ruls and regulations.
Thanks.

So charmed with the resources;links and events
The page is a one-stop shop for us.

Tomson Phiri (Zimbabwe)

Dear Sir
I am assistant professor in ENT in a reputed teaching institution in India. I have special intrest in Head neck surgery and want to do felloship in this field. Kindly write me about posible oportunity in asia or europe based institution as well as their contact detail (Possibly web site). For this I will ever grateful to you
with regard
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh
Assistant Professor
Department in ENT
HIHT, Jollygrant, Dehradun.

dear sir
pls can u send an example of report any body have writen industrial training in mass communication on a telvision channel

Hello, We are the national youth organization based in the Gambia west Africa. We are more concern about the youth activities and there for we will be very much glad if you could give us the events and, activities and conference that took place in the world so that we can take part.

We will be very much glad to hear from you soon.
thanks.

the International Conference & Forum is unique: its is an activity that keep youths all over the to be inform about the activities that took place in the world, interaction, activism, and advocacy for positive change in education. We will like to be part of this in other the be aware of some of the issue discuss in the conferences and forums that took in the world.

The International Telecommunications Society (ITS) is pleased to announce that the 1st Caribbean Regional ITS Conference will be held at the Rose Hall Resort & Country Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica, on June 23-26, 2009. The conference will be convened by the Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies. The conference theme is “Innovation, Demand and Competitiveness in Telecommunications: Implications for the Caribbean Region and Beyond”. The call for papers for this conference can be viewed at http://www.mona.uwi.edu/msb/ITS%20Conference.asp.

EMMANUEL JOHN KABIPE
P.O. BOX 629-NZEGA
TANZANIA EAST AFRICA
Email:johnemmanuel@yahoo.com

Dear Sir / Madam how are you.
My name is Emmanuel John Kabipe I were Tanzania civilian and I were the problem of hearing even also the chairman in my district for the disable people.
My problem I request to be engaged among your conference which needs the disabled in order to help the people who have the problem of hearing such as disabled. Request to be (3) supervisors and (2) translators total number (5) from Tanzania. Thanks

Emmanuel John Kabipe
Chairman of Tanzania Association of the deaf (T.A.D.),
Nzega District,
Tabora, Tanzania East Africa.

Dear sir/madam,
I am 21 years old Kenyan nationality. satisfactory completed approved courses in both primary and secondary education respectively.
I joined East Africa Institute of Certisfied college and satisfactory completed a course in NGO AND CBO MANAGEMENT.
I hope to further my talent by propelling my career life time by persuing Degree or Master in Political Science.
I want to use this opportunity to inquire about how I can volunteer for 4months in 2009 at your office and have an internship opportunity as well. I will be happy to read from you soon.

Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,

Amin Ismail Salat
contact: 254-725889032
email: aminbravo_262@hotmail.com

i am deaf form DRCongo
i want to information about the deaf in live here in me counrty DRC
i need to hear about your mission

hi am Ruth interested to work with handicap international,your activities are so nice and i long to engage in any of them especially call for papers and training opportunities.am glad with what you are doing.

Dear Sir/Medom
I am Ajikumar. I’m also disabeld from my one leg. Can I get online job with your help? My biodata is
Name : Aji kumar

Father’s Name : Aravindakshan

Age & Date of Birth: 28, 04.04.1980

Sex : Male

Address : Chundanath House
Thuruthissery,
Mekkad P.O
Ernakulam (Dist)
akastoresaji@yahoo.in
Qualification : S.S.L.C
Pre-Degree
Languages Known : Malayalam (main) English, Hindi, Tamil

Technical Qualifications :Type writing English
Computer Knowledge
(Word, Excel, PageMaker,
Photoshop, CorelDraw etc)
Physical stage Physically handicapped

Experience : 3 years experience in Press (DTP Work)
6 years experience in Mukundapuram
Temple (Office Secretary ) to be continue

truly exhaustive; pl do keep in touch and keep me posus posted.to v.janaki@abilityfoundation.org. we are a a cross disabilities organisation, headquartered in Chennai, India.. Ability foundation works for the empowerment of persons with disabilities. It is involved in a spectrum of activities that include publishing, employment, mass media, culture, legislation and human rights. Through ourm varied activities, Ability foundation acts as a bridge between disabled and non-disabled people and makes serious attempts to dispel society’s stereotyped attitudes about persons with disabilities. All it takes is an open mind. for more about us, pl visit our website:www.abilityfoundation.org

i will like to receive information about current conference and funding related programs.

I am seeking to work with children ,slow learners ,rural poor in central and south America and the Caribbean. I am a teacher, where can i find these jobs.

this sight is not user friendly for people who are visually impaired.

Dear All,
First of all I would like to thankful
to this websit that it is so concerned with
disable people and very effective means of
communication to the network of different organizations
and people around the world.
I would only mention a very little
request to all in touch with this website and
I need response and I hope this will give me
a respones.
I am visually impaired person with
an eye disorder Rp in which a person faces
gradual loss of vision and ultimately gets
blindness and there is no cure in the world
for this disease.
I live in a very poor and vulnerable country and I have done M.sc International Relations but
after so much strugfle and have such a prestigious
and important degree,I have still not got a job
in my country Pakistan where the survival for
ordinary people is very hard and you can imagine
the situations for disable persons like me.
I contacted a lot of organizations
around the world but could not get any response
and I am very optamistic that this messagge will
really help me and I want to pursue higher studies
in my subject and useful training for survival
but sitll helpless and belong to a poor family
and I can not afford any cost for trainings,
conferences and hihgers studies and finally a
job.
Please listen to my request whoever is
in touch with this website.please help me
please help me
Thanks,

Please i will be interested in any capacity building conference/event/workshop/seminartergeted at African development

iam looking for job

Hi, Dear
it is a pleasure for me to mail you, i am
a boy from cameroon, i am a driver in profession, and i am looking for a job, pls i will be waiting to heir from you, have a nice time God bless you

iam looking for job am doing in BA

Just went through PMI website. Came to know about the global conference going to be held this November hosted by PMI. I am planning to attend it. Need your opinion guys.

it is a very good and informative site compared to other web page . thank you

I am young and energetic and want and undergraduate student it is my final semester of BS. I want continue my study but due to financial problems it will be impossible for me. I belong from a poor family. plz i need help for my studies to help my family.

i am a disable having first degree in business managment but i have not got a job would you help me.

the comment is from jimma ethiopia i can give you my mobile 251913406612

I am looking for support to present paper in Copenhagen, Denamrk in October, 2010. I would appreciate very much toget such support.

I am emebet people with disability.I am a layer. I have a geratest interest to be involeved in human right education or conferance or other relatd cources .becouse i would to buled my knowldge .please send me full information .Thank you.

please inform me

Kindly Send an Invitation to me……..to any of the Up coming Christian Conferences/Seminars/Events……….To learn more in your fellowship…/ empower Spiritually to work “effectively in Our Tribal Evangelism & and Wining the tens and thousands of perishing Hill Tribal people” in our Place. Our heartfelt, Prayerful invitation to you to India ‘Or’ someone on your behalf , to witness our Evangelical Works Practically.

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i am ikenna a student of university of science and technology i figth against HIV/AIDS in my country.

Ayries Society
Annual Report and Review 31.10.2008 to 30.10.2009
and Newsletter July 2010

The Ayries Society

The Ayries Society is established for the relief of sickness and poverty and for the preservation of health amongst children and adults primarily in the Virudhachalam area of Tamil Nadu, South India. It works closely with the Ayries Society, a registered NGO based in the village of Veerareddikuppam.

The Ayries Trust is constituted by the Deed of Trust dated 5th December 2007. The trustees of the charity are Julia Clark Blowes, Diana Fearnside, Amanda Killip and Alistair Norman.
All the assets of the charity are represented by the bank accounts holding undistributed funds. The charity has no paid staff and no remuneration is paid directly or indirectly to the trustees or any other person in the UK. No administration fees are paid to the trustees and all visitors to the Ayries Society in India pay their own expenses. Some printing costs and bank transfer fees are paid direct from the bank account.
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Staff
Currently 12 staff are employed including HIV/AIDS counsellors, physiotherapy staff, TB technicians and a cook. It has to be said that many of the employees are adept at working in several areas: some who spend most of the time working with the children with disabilities, for example, are also qualified to diagnose TB.
We aim to pay our staff a fair wage but inflation in India has been running at 14% generally, and at 20% for food. With this situation and a request from staff, it was decided this year to provide the opportunity for Ayries employees to join a pension scheme. The employee, the Indian Government and the employer each contribute 12.5% of the value of the employee’s salary. The Trust decided to give the staff a 13.7% pay rise last Christmas so that they would be no worse off having made their pension contribution (many of our staff are the sole earners in their families and some support parents) and the Trust of course pays the employer’s contribution.
One of our two PLHA counsellors, Thrageshwari, last year was offered a counselling job in Chennai by a much larger NGO who could double her salary. Although sorry to see her go, we were proud that the experience she gained with Ayries helped her make this move.
Jessi Rani, Suddha and Megashwari, three of our longest serving staff, have recently passed their driving tests in preparation for the imminent delivery of our small 7-seater Suzuki ECO minivan. This means that the children with disabilities will no longer have to be wedged between staff on scooters to be transported to our centres. Although this is normal practice in India, a nasty fall last summer prompted the purchase of this vehicle. We have to say that it is unusual in this rural area for women to drive: in fact we believe they were the first women to attend the Virudhachalam driving school – all credit to them.

subalakshmi try to stand
TB DOTS Nutrition Programme
To coincide with the new grant from Christadelphian Meal-a-Day Australia and the purchase of another scooter, the aim at the beginning of August 2009 was to increase the average number of patients being treated at any one time from 22 to 33. This target has been met, with 68 people cured of TB during the year, bringing the grand total as of May 2010 to 417.
The combined approach of the TB / DOTS programme continues to be successful: drugs are administered and monitored exactly as recommended by WHO, while the food ingredients provide much needed nutrition and work as an incentive to stick to the regime.
Mr Thairiam’s story
Last year this 48-year-old father was diagnosed with TB and HIV. He travelled to the Government hospital in Chennai, but being judged too ill to begin antiretroviral treatment (ART), he was sent home after one week with instructions to begin DOTS immediately. He was told that if he did not do this he would die. There is still much stigma associated with HIV and his village health worker refused to treat him.
Mr Thairiam was found at a TB diagnosis camp by our staff member Megashwari and soon began DOTS treatment with nutrition. He is now cured of TB, is on ART treatment, attends the PLHA group meetings at the Centre and has employment as an agricultural labourer. He supports his 4 children (three girls and one boy) who attend school, one of whom is in 12th standard, equivalent to our 6th form.
National recognition
The Ayries Society has won several awards for its TB work over the last year. The NGO has been recognised again by the Tamil Nadu State Government with the Cuddalore District Collector awarding Ayries the Best Performance Award for 2009/2010, while Pitchai Pillai, Suddha, Jessi Rani and Megashwari received awards as Best Providers. Ayries staff are now members of the District Co-ordination Committee for HIV and TB.
While on the subject of awards, Ayries also won a prestigious gold medal from the Tamil Nadu Human Rights Vigilance Organisation in recognition of the Society’s work with children with disabilities and for the ‘free of cost’ rural medical service. Both were described as innovative projects due to their community based approach.4
Programme for PLHA
(People Living with HIV / AIDS)
We thought we would include some background information about the PLHA programme in this edition, since this is a large area of the Society’s work but has not featured in previous newsletters.
HIV/AIDS is recognised by the Indian Government and the United Nations Development Programme as a developmental rather than a purely public health issue, since its spread and treatment are irrevocably associated with gender roles, poverty, access to education, attitudes towards tribal peoples and the status of marginalised groups.
The aims of the Ayries PLHA programme are therefore to provide educational support, nutrition and counselling for people living in families affected by HIV/AIDS, working in partnership with other organisations such as the State Government and Positive Peoples.
Since 2005, antiretroviral treatment has been available from some Government centres and the national target for the end of 2010 is for 38% of affected people to be accessing treatment. The closest treatment centre is Tambaram, about 5 hours away by bus.
A condition of treatment is that after a 16-day stay in the Government centre while the ART regime is begun, the patient must be released to the care of a trained ‘guardian’ who helps counsel the patient through the side effects and ensures the drugs regime is strictly adhered to so that drug resistance is avoided.
Our staff, Vaneela and Rajamoni, both positive themselves, act as guardians and counsellors to the patients in our area and to their families. They also work in the communities to help people confirm diagnosis and to access treatment. To collect their supply of drugs patients have to travel once a month to Tambaram, or increasingly now Cuddalore, only 3 hours away.
In the wider programme, 26 of the PLHA children are helped financially with their education by an Indian software company. This support dried up during the onset of the recession but thankfully has re-started. Donors to the Ayries Trust are assisting with school and college fees for 6 older children, including one girl who is boarding at school in order to avoid a difficult family situation. The Trust has a minimum three-year commitment to this assistance.
The PLHA nutrition programme
Vaneela and Rajamoni also deliver the nutrition funded by Meal-a-Day Australia. Providing nutrition for families has multiple functions including:
• enabling someone to cope with the start of antiretroviral treatment where loss of appetite and difficulty in eating can mean his/her health deteriorates further
• taking pressure off these poor families (where parents have often been out of work for months or years) so that children can continue in school. This is particularly important for girls so that they can gain the independence to challenge the discrimination that makes them vulnerable to HIV in the first place
• making feasible the fostering of orphaned children by grandparents, aunts or uncles.
The original plan for the year, in consultation with Meal-a-Day, was to assist 43 families with their nutrition. This has risen during the year to 50 families as more people are diagnosed. Sadly 2 adults have died of AIDS during this time.5
Children with Disabilities
The centres
Each week 23 children regularly attend one of our three centres. The word ‘centre’ is rather a glamorous term for a lean-to or verandah on the side of someone’s house, but they serve the purpose of providing a place for the children to meet, play and have some educational activities, physiotherapy and a meal together. The children receive lunch cooked by Mrs Daveyli at the main centre and then distributed by scooter to the other two centres. The meals are really enjoyed by the children who now ask for their favourites – particular dhals or vegetables for example.
Staff report a fantastic improvement in the health of the children, some of whom have been very undernourished in the past, due to the improved nutritional intake – plenty of eggs are included. Crucial is the time and care taken to feed the children. This together with physiotherapy has made children ready for mobility equipment who were previously far too weak even to consider it.
Hand in hand with nutrition and physiotherapy is the supply of mobility equipment. To date Ayries has provided 128 sets of equipment, including supportive seat wheelchairs, 3-wheelers, adapted tricycles and different kinds of callipers and frames. Since October 2008, more than £4000 has been spent on purchasing mobility equipment for children and young adults with disabilities. Our partners, the Association for People with Disabilities in Bangalore (APD), continue to supply and fit mobility equipment and train our staff and parents in its use.
As this is being written another 16 sets have arrived and are being fitted very soon – some children will be receiving new replacement sets and some will be receiving their very first.
Plans have been finalised for our modest new community and children’s centre funded by the British charity Hope Aid. It is hoped that work can start this August, which is considered an auspicious time to begin such a project. As well as providing a multi-use building, it will be another way that children and adults with disabilities can share in the resources available and raise their profile in the local and wider community. The plot of land at Aladi is big enough for plenty of garden and in the longer term hopefully a small workshop run by adults with disabilities where mobility equipment can be serviced and fitted.
Subalaksimi’s story
Subalaksimi is nearly 8 years old and one of twins, both of whom are severely affected by CP. She is described by Jessi Rani as very clever. ‘By regular therapy and DLA (daily life activities) she is helped by our staff. Some times she likes to stand and move so we decided to give her a set of callipers. Her mother has been trained to set the callipers, though as she doesn’t do it enough, our staff help Subalaksimi to use them for one or two hours daily in our centre. She is now trying to stand without support.’

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Fundraising
The trustees would like to express our huge thanks to our donors without whom the day-to-day work of the Society would not happen. In addition, thank you to those who hold fundraising events and to other charitable organisations which award the Trust grants. Here are some more details about a variety of the fundraising occasions during the last year.
Students at Northallerton College raised £750 this spring at events held during two weekends. The students were immaculately turned out in uniform on both occasions. Here is an account from one of the students:
‘Mr Keates asked if anyone wanted to volunteer. I just wanted to help Ayries because of raising money for some children who needed wheelchairs. The supermarket bag packing was easy – you had to be polite and explain to people who asked what the charity was. I can’t remember how many hours I worked but I did all day. Catterick Sunday market was a good day. We had to stand at the gates and collect money. We didn’t get as much as at Sainsbury’s but it was OK. I would definitely do this again – it’s something to do and it’s helping out.’
David, Yr 11
In April last year in the Northallerton area an Easter craft morning for children raised a fantastic sum for Ayries, with children icing buns and making Easter cards and teddy bear’s blankets.
May last year saw the delivery of the first batch of mobility equipment built by Motivation/Worldmade. This was possible because of a generous grant from Hebden Bridge Rotary Club. We are especially grateful for this grant because it launched Ayries into using a new generation of wheelchairs and supportive seats, great improvements on previous models. At that time, 13 children were provided for.
In March this year another delivery and fitting of new equipment took place, with 10 wheelchairs (including 3 supportive seat chairs) and 17 sets of callipers and frames. We were able to provide these thanks to donations from Coiners Wine Circle (based in Hebden Bridge), the profits from a soup selling session at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Leyburn, and a coffee morning held in Askrigg where Betsy and Ian Grey opened their newly converted Bottom Chapel to everyone who wanted to come (and that was a great many).
A recent donation from the PCC of St Oswald’s Church in Askrigg will be used to purchase four adapted tricycles for young adults with disabilities. St Oswald’s has also been extremely supportive of the selling of Traidcraft goods, the profits of which are donated to Ayries.
In April one of the trustees ran the London Marathon for Ayries raising nearly £700.
Medbourne Women’s Institute made a donation that together with many others enabled the Society to purchase a new set of clothes for many of the children with disabilities and all the children from PLHA families, given to them as Christmas presents. The local tailor was extremely busy making up well over 100 sets of clothing.
Our grant from Meal-a-Day Australia really has enabled the Society to take its work to a new level and we are so grateful for not only the financial but also the moral support that Meal-a-Day give us.
In addition thanks go to the many individuals and families who support Ayries with one-off and regular donations that fund the core work of the Society. We would also like to thank visitors to Ayries in India who contribute to the work of both the Society and the Trust and whose feedback is invaluable.
C.Pitchai Pillai
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Ayries Society is an Indian registered charity, FRCA no. 007601060,Bank A/C No 1671 101 3873 canarabank puvanur,virddhachalam,TK

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Yours faithfully

Chhabi Raman Pokharel
President


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