2019-08-12

Seeking Solutions as a Community

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)
Seeking Solutions as a Community Seeking Solutions as a Community Connor Garrett

In Voluntario Global's latest volunteers meeting we gathered around a table filled with snacks and mate to spend the afternoon and get to know each other, while discussing social and political topics and trying to figure out solutions to different problems that we now face within our society.

It was a sunny afternoon in wintery Buenos Aires, the occasion was to get together with all our volunteers with the excuse of eating some snacks and chat for a bit. The real and more important reason was to discuss a social dilemma with a complex situation and create a debate to seek for a solution.

Then an interesting topic came up: protests and going to the streets to create awareness of a social problem. Since all of us come from different backgrounds and countries, everybody had a different perspective on this issue. There were some who said this is vital to gain recognition from the government and some others didn't see any practical results from this action.

After exchanging ideas for a while and learning about our fellow volunteer’s political activism in their countries we came with the following conclusions:

*  We believe that uniting as a community and reaching to our neighbors is a better plan to figure out solutions that can be solved by the State, than acting from individuality. 

* Social manifestation by marching on the streets and protesting about our rights is a great tool for creating change and seeking answers from the government.

*  We need to held accountable the political actors of our countries, about the implementation of basic needs and the following of fundamental rights, when we are not receiving any help from them.

Besides working towards a community based NGO, Voluntario Global aims to connect its volunteers with each other and give them space to interact and learn about everyone’s views, in this way they can broaden their perspective and apply this knowledge once they go back home.



Read 3005 times

Related items

THE KEY ROLE OF RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

This pandemic has shown us the strong negative impact that human actions have on the planet without a sustainable perspective. We are acquiring new habits, restructuring our way of life to take care of each other, but are we really thinking about the future and the environment?

THE VOICE OF OUR PEERS: CHAPTER THIRTEEN

CHAPTER 13: LORENA'S REFLECTIONS
QUARANTINED DAYS
These days in social isolation are moments that provide an opportunity to reflect on the world in which we live...

Let’s talk about soft skills: Conflict management and problem solving

 Two of the skills related to how to handle difficult situations are conflict management and problem-solving. They might seem similar, so we should start by defining both of them.

THE VOICE OF OUR PEERS: CHAPTER TWELVE

CHAPTER 12: REFLECTIONS OF LUZ

THE VIRUS OF FEAR

Let’s talk about soft skills: Initiative

The initiative involves the ability to proactively propose ideas or solutions and act consequently. This soft skill is highly appreciated in the professional environment, but it is also very helpful for personal growth.

WHY DO HUMAN SOCIETIES PROCESS FOOD?

To continue thinking about our food in terms of food security and sovereignty, @ComunidadPacheco reflected on ultra-processed food...

THE VOICE OF OUR PEERS: CHAPTER ELEVEN

CHAPTER 11: REFLECTIONS OF NICOLAS

The planet is taking a break!

Let’s talk about soft skills: Ethics and Commitment

Ethics and commitment are soft skills strongly related to the work environment, but they also take place in our involvement with any kind of institution. How is that ethics is a skill?

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