2017-04-02

A Day of Remembrance: A Volunteer's Perspective

Written by Charlotte Burnap & Ellie Confrey
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Ever since joining Voluntario Global, I have been extremely interested in furthering my knowledge of the culture and the history of Argentina; in addition to using my current skill set to help make a difference to the growing communities in Buenos Aires.

Last Friday (Friday 24th March) was Día de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia (the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice) which commemorates the victims of the Dirty War. An estimated 30,000 people disappeared during Argentina’s military rule (1976-83).  A march takes place every year to remind the government that this can never happen again.

All of the volunteers and coordinators at Voluntario Global joined together on this day at the hostel to discuss the history of Día de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia before joining the march.

It was fantastic meeting all of the other volunteers at Voluntario Global. When we joined the march, we witnessed the passion and determination of people from all ages and backgrounds standing up against their government. The distinctive sound of drums, chanting and firecrackers were mesmerizing.

The atmosphere at the March was astonishingly powerful, you could literally feel the energy of the people and it was touching how tens of thousands of people come together to ensure the government listens to them. Argentina is culturally very different to England, people are friendlier and much more open to talking to strangers, this enabled us to learn even more about this special day.

Día de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia was a unique day for me in Argentina and it is one myself and the other volunteers will never forget.

Read 3350 times

Related items

Let's Talk about Soft Skills: Digital Communication

We might think digital communication as a hard skill because we relate it with whether we are capable or not to use digital tools. But we have to remember that soft skills and hard skills complement each other.

How do we keep working during the quarantine?

Marina Crouzet and Evane Gnabouyou tell us how is to be part of a volunteering program during the quarantine.

How Covid19 is affecting Social Organizations in Argentina: The Nursery

To understand how covid-19 affects NGOs, we met with Maria del Carmen, one of the coordinators at the community nursery project.

How Covid19 is affecting Social Organizations in Argentina: Radio Station

To understand how COVID-19 affects the world, we went to meet Monica Perez, a protagonist and co-director of the Radio Station Project.

Evane et Marina: Notre première expérience à Buenos Aires

Salut ! Nous sommes Evane et Marina, deux étudiantes françaises de 21 ans en école de commerce qui vivent à Paris. Pour notre deuxième semestre d’échange à l’international, nous avons décidé de réaliser une mission humanitaire au sein de l’ONG Voluntario Global, qui est une organisation à but non lucratif situé à Buenos Aires en Argentine.

Evane and Marina: Their experience volunteering in Argentina

Hi, we are Evane and Marina, 21 years old, two French students in business living in Paris (France), and we decided to realize our exchange year in Buenos Aires (Argentina) during our second semester.

9 Tips for Volunteers coming to Argentina

Voluntario Global is not just an organization, it's a community made up of local organizations, volunteers and institutions that work together for social justice. 

15 Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering

Most of us want to help those less fortunate than ourselves. We do not volunteer, for the most part, because it benefits us. We volunteer because it makes a difference.

Login to post comments

VOLUNTARIO GLOBAL

Voluntario Global helps local communities by being available to discuss anything that local organizations need, and offering ideas for further change and development.
Read more...

CONTACT

Location: General Pacheco. Buenos Aires. Argentina
Email: jfranco@voluntarioglobal.org

© Copyright 2016 luppino.com.ar