I have recently been accepted to take part in a unique and challenging experience. I have been chosen as a participant on International Citizen Service. International Citizen Service (ICS) is an opportunity for volunteers, like me, to help some of the poorest people in the world to preserve the environment and learn valuable new skills at the same time. It’s a programme that brings young people from different countries together to fight poverty and restore our natural resources. In many poorer countries young people make up the majority of the population. This programme is specifically designed to get young people from around the world and my host country together to tackle poverty and its causes. As young people, we are the best placed to do this and change the world for the future. Moreover, I will have the opportunity to increase my understanding and experience of the world and develop important skills such as global and cultural awareness team-working, leadership, communication and decision-making.
I have been selected to go to Bohol with ICS Agency for twelve (12) weeks starting in April 28, 2014. During this time I will be living with a local family in Bohol, Philippines and will be involved in a community work project along with a counterpart from UK. As a volunteer of Carood Watershade Project in Bohol. I will spend part of each day to protect and restore areas of high ground where water flows down to a river through the Model Forest Project. The project aims to improve the quality of life of local people by building climate change resiliency among forest and coastal communities based on the local ecosystem.
As part of my commitment to the programme I have pledged to raise €10, 000. I am undertaking a variety of fundraising activities in order to reach this goal. I am approaching local businesses in my area to see if they would donate in my cause. If you would like to make a donation towards my fundraising efforts for this project I would be very grateful. Please make any cheques payable to ICS Agency and send to me or you may donate any amount here at gogetfunding.com, your donation is a great help. I will be very happy to update you with my progress on this project, and I can give a presentation/write an article on my ICS experience once my placement has come to an end and going to include your full information to my first book publication (I will mail the book for you – FREE).
ICS recognises the power of young people to address issues in international development and as volunteers bring about lasting and meaningful change for very poor communities. Your support would be greatly appreciated. If you would like further information regarding the program Carood Watershade in Bohol, please do not hesitate to contact me. My details are at the bottom of the page.
Thank you very much for your time. I hope to hear from you soon.
Ge-ar J. Ochida
29C San Jose Street, Bagumbayan
Quezon City, Metro Manila
+63 930 795 8567
+63 947 891 7686