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Samuel's question / Photo: Spanish State Council of the Roma People

The question asked by a 10-year-old that nobody can answer

Within the framework of the International Roma Day, the State Council of the Roma People launched a campaign involving Samuel and his question, pointing at the lacking presence of Roma people in schoolbooks.

Daniel Parcerisas, President of the Catalan Institute of America, in the middle. Photo: The Catalan Institute of America

Daniel Parcerisas: “Saint George’s Day wouldn’t happen in the USA without the help of volunteers”

The President of the Catalan Institute of America explains how this non-profit organization is dedicated to strengthening the bonds between Catalonia and the United States. 

BeSpecular app, lending eyes to the blind. Image: BeSpecular

BeSpecular, the app lending vision to the blind

The application takes a photo of what the visually impaired person needs to be helped with and attaches a voice message.  

BookAndRoses. Image: BookAndRoses

How Catalan volunteers celebrate Saint George’s Day around the world?

23 April is UNESCO World Book and Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day), the love and literature day massively celebrated all over Catalonia. Many groups of Catalan people living abroad are organizing different non-profit activities.

#CookForSyria campaign. Image: #CookForSyria

#CookForSyria, the campaign to increase awareness of plight of refugee children

The initiative was launched by the London based blogger Clerkenwell Boy and SUITCASE Magazine to raise money for UNICEF’s Syria Relief fund.  

Flyer against Donald Trump. Image: Pixabay

Amnesty International sees the risk of xenophobic speech against human rights as spreading

The international organisation has published its Annual Report for 2016/2017, with particular emphasis on hate speech, which it claims could give rise to fear and division.

European Solidarity Corps / Image: ESC Facebook page

Opportunities for young people to volunteer in the European Solidarity Corps

More than 24,000 youngsters have already registered online to be part of a solidarity-related project.

European Volunteering Capital 2019 / Photo: CEV

Will your city be the next European Volunteering Capital?

CEV calls for applications for the European Volunteering Capital Competition 2019.

Cohousing. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Cohousing around the world: from Denmark to Catalonia

The global movement of collective housing is a model based on communities of individuals living together in a cooperative way. 

Frame from the #GirlsCount video. Image: Youtube

#GirlsCount Campaign is looking for 130 million voices for the education of girls

130 million girls won’t go to school today. Not because they do not want to, but because they do not have the opportunity. The campaign seeks to sound an alarm, urging all state governments to mobilize resources to get all girls to attend school.

Social media / Photo: geralt, Pixabay

5 best practices for nonprofit organisations on the social media

Many nonprofit organisations are on the social media and use new tools and strategies to improve communication. Live streaming of Catalan human towers on Facebook Live, hashtags that become a trending topic… here we bring to you just a few of them!

Benjamin Mathes, CEO of Urban Confessional. Image: Urban Confessional

The Free Listening Day: volunteers listening to people’s problems

Urban Confessional organises an event to be hosted in cities around the US and abroad. At the moment they already have 2000 US-based volunteers.

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