“All people hope Islam helps everything in life. Islam will make jobs. Islam will make freedom. Islam will make everything”- Ahmed Ali. Islam, it is the second largest religion in the world at the moment, boasting around 1.5 billion followers. Muslims are known to be very strict followers of their doctrines, so it is important for any volunteer to know what acceptable or unacceptable behavior is.
Islam was founded in 622 CE by Muhammad the Prophet, in Makkah (also spelled…Continue
Added by Zablon Mukuba on May 31, 2011 at 1:52am — No Comments
Volunteering in a place where you share the religious beliefs of the locals can make your volunteer experience that much more fulfilling and easier, for both to you and the locals. Here you will rarely find yourself in a situation where you may act in a way that is offensive to the religious beliefs of the locals. However, once in a while you may find yourself in a country whose beliefs do not go hand in hand with your own, this makes your day to day volunteer work a bit complicated, as you…Continue
Added by Zablon Mukuba on May 30, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments
Popularly referred to as the pearl of Africa, Uganda is a landlocked country with its capital city in Kampala. The country is located in East Africa, and borders Kenya to the east, Sudan to the north, the democratic republic of conge to the west, Rwanda to the south west and Tanzania to the south. On the southern part of the country, Uganda shares the world’s second largest lake; Lake Victoria, with Kenya and Tanzania.
Though Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom,…Continue
Added by Zablon Mukuba on May 25, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments
A major concern for many volunteers abroad is that they may fail to keep fit while they are in a foreign country; a lot of concerns come into focus in a different environment, top of the list being climate change. Once a person is used to exercising and keeping fit in a new climate, it takes a while for a person to get acclimatized in a new place that has different weather patterns that they have gotten used to. With regard to the climate change, your best weapon is timing, coupled with…Continue
Added by Zablon Mukuba on May 17, 2011 at 11:37pm — No Comments
Ecuador is located in the continent of South America, where it borders the Pacific Ocean at the equator, in between Colombia and Peru. With its capital at Quinto, Ecuador boasts an estimated population of 14 million persons, who are mostly a mixture of Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) and Amerindian. The official language in Ecuador is Spanish, while the pre dominant religion is Roman Catholic.
Ecuador has a democratically-elected government and national assembly, the…Continue
Added by Zablon Mukuba on May 12, 2011 at 11:43pm — No Comments
Many travelers are used to a number of applications that come with their cell phones; however there are a good number of volunteers and travelers who have taken to using the Iphone and android phones on their trips. These phones have the advantage of coming with a number of new travel applications that can come in handy to a volunteer abroad, and most of them are free.
Wikitude World Browser
It is an android app, this uses Google maps, Wikipedia and GPS to…Continue
Added by Zablon Mukuba on May 10, 2011 at 11:28pm — No Comments
Research has it that this is a growing trend among newlywed couples in this day. Newlyweds do not want their honeymoon to be a simple self centered holiday, as it was during the older more traditional days. More and more couples are carrying out their marriage ceremonies abroad; this scenario leads to a situation where most of these couples are in the most opportune destination for their honeymoon. Couples therefore see this as an opportunity to use the beginning of their matrimonial life to…Continue
Added by Zablon Mukuba on May 7, 2011 at 2:17am — No Comments