Our international partners accomplish amazing things with volunteers. Read their stories.
Volunteer assistance is critical to enabling our international partners to create change in their communities. Many of them have shared the work they were able to accomplish with the help of international volunteers. Read their stories below.
Environmental Awareness Camp at Helping Hands print story
April 24, 2011
Omprakash volunteers Reshma Kulkarni and Lacey Worel are working towards similar goals. They both are developing programs to teach children about different types of trash, composting and recycling.
Lacey developed a series of lessons that incorporate the use of trash, gardening and composting across multiple subjects areas including math, science and art.
Reshma created a 1 day environmental awareness camp that teaches children about composting/growing food and sorting dry and wet waste.
As a result of meeting Lacey through Omprakash, Reshma visited Helping Hands and held their first "Trash Workshop". The children were encouraged to sort trash into groups and ended the day knowing the difference between organic and inorganic waste. This experience will help prepare the children for future lessons and garden/compost projects.
The Omprakash Network enables like minded people to collaborate towards common goals by allowing volunteers to share profiles, stories, media and resources.