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Volunteerism building blocks for peace: Burundi and Sudan
20 September 2016
Youth volunteer training in South Darfur (Albert González Farran/UNAMID, 2016)
Volunteerism as building blocks for peacebuilding, how does that work? For starters, volunteerism generates forms of social capital that are indispensable to peacebuilding and plays an important role in strengthening the development of national civilian capacities to address peacebuilding issues. Read
Countries:  Burundi
“Making the world a better place” to celebrate Mandela Day in Sudan
22 July 2016
UN Volunteers participated alongside MTN Sudan Telco volunteers and community volunteers in an activity to establish a “Nelson Mandela” recreation area in a Khartoum Children's Hospital. (UNV, 2016)
Khartoum, Sudan:
“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference”. Building on these words by Nelson Mandela, UN Volunteers celebrated Mandela Day 2016 in Sudan by trying to improve life for kids in the Jaffar Ebn Aouf Pediatric Hospital in Khartoum.
More about: Children  Civil society  Health
Changing misconceptions about HIV
01 December 2015
Cissy Kinaawa Ayebi (right), UN Volunteer HIV and AIDS trainer/counsellor, during a counselling session with the Head of Office of UNAMID’s West Sector during an HIV awareness campaign. (UNV, 2015)
Darfur: We conducted a successful campaign, with most section heads as well as many of the staff coming for HIV testing. This was a major breakthrough in my work, and one of the most exciting times in my life since, as a volunteer with specific technical skills and a passion for my work, I managed to change the mission personnel's perception of HIV. Read
More about: HIV/AIDS  Health
Volunteering to meet the challenge of development
01 December 2015
Irene Haurob, international UN Volunteer with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, provides training and information sessions on HIV in IDP camps. (UNV, 2015)
Darfur, Sudan: When I started volunteering in Darfur with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) as an HIV/AIDS Trainer/Counselor, my responsibilities included carrying awareness training, counselling and testing. I worked with other UNAMID sections, other peacekeepers and internally displaced persons. The exposure and ownership that I've been given over the projects, as well as the time and responsibility that I've been given from professionals that I've worked with has been overwhelming. Read
More about: HIV/AIDS  Health
Reducing the spread of HIV and AIDS in conflict settings
01 December 2015
Kebba Jome, from the Gambia, is a UN Volunteer HIV and AIDS Trainer with UNAMID, where he works to fight HIV and AIDS as Team Leader in North Darfur. (UNV, 2015)
Darfur, Sudan: As a UNV HIV and AIDS Trainer with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) for the North Darfur Region from February 2013 to 31 March 2015, I contributed to increasing the awareness of the general population and the IDPs in various locations within the region.    Read

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