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One Kilometer

The frustration caught in his eyes ricocheted off the small tent’s walls, and the potency of his gaze struck me to the core, as I am sure it did many of the other gathered individuals. The young Zimbabwean glanced around uneasily, searching faces for a glimmer of understanding, but as the previous night’s cold rain seeped through our pants, despair saturated our spirits. Huddled in this tent...

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Watering the Mambas

People say that Africa gets inside you, grabs ahold of something in you. That for many it’s hard to get away once you’ve lived in this land of red earth and tall grass. I saw so many beautiful and so many terrible things in Mozambique, where I spent my third year of Peace Corps service, organizing rural youth groups to empower children to grow their own vegetables and improve their nutrition. There...

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Tzedakah in India

Every afternoon, sixteen-year-old Salim came home from school, through the doors of the Nav Jagriti or the “New Hope” orphanage and shook my hand. He asked me: “You are feeling?” to which I said, “Good, very good, thank you. How are you feeling?” Salim smiled and struggled to respond to my reply in English, sometimes answering, “I am no feeling”, “I am fine, thank...

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Eco travel an innovation to spread an awareness to save the environment

Nowadays, eco-tourism industry is a rapid developing area. It is getting famous and is being admired by all the tourists all around the world. Eco travel is designing a dependable holiday to the places that maintain the atmosphere. As the main concern of eco- friendly travel to make people attentive of ecological issues. Reprocessing & reducing automobile discharges. Our world is...

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Custom Itinerary: Volunteering Vacation with Older Teens

Q: Andy L. of Conneticuit has decided that it's high time his kids learned something about the value of money. He's decided to take them on a volunteer trip so they can do some work with their hands and witness with their own eyes how people less fortunate than them live, but is unsure about where to start, especially when most sites seem to cater to adults only. A: As honorable...

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Tours Combine Adventure and Volunteering

If you enjoy adventure and helping others, and you're looking for ideas for your next vacation, then Adventure Center might have the answer for you.  Adventure Center is a group of travel experts who will consult and guide your family in developing a travel itinerary from more than 2,000 global adventures.  Whether you and your older children are...

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Star Trekking: Wrestlemania Superstar John Cena Makes 200 Wishes for Kids

This weekend, WrestleMania XXVII, WWE’s annual pop culture extravaganza, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation will host 30 kids with life-threatening medical conditions. WWE has worked with the foundation for 27 years, but this is the 4th year in the row that they're granting wishes to attend WrestleMania weekend. Children and families from 18 U.S. states, Canada...

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Star Trekking: Miley Cyrus in Haiti Lending a Hand

Hannah Montana Disney star, Miley Cyrus, hopped a plane to Haiti last week to do some good for the Caribbean island nation. Haiti suffered horrendous damage and loss of life during the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that occurred January 12, 2010. In the past year, islanders have continued to suffer from psychological trauma and diseases such as cholera...

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Student Volunteer Programs in Cambodia

Journeys Within, a boutique tour company that specializes in philanthropic travel to Southeast Asia, recently announced their Student Experience Tours for 2011. These unique student travel programs include Student Immersion Tours, Volunteer Tours, and unique Overseas Classroom programs in Cambodia that provide life-altering experiences for middle school through university students....

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Trick or Treat for UNICEF Turns 60, Going Strong!

What's that big knock and happy cheer? "Trick or Treat for UNICEF!" Parents may not realize that for 60 years, the United Nations organization dedicated to helping children around the world has been supplying American kids with little boxes to collect pennies for their cause. This year, as many sponsors have in years' past, all branches of Toys'R'Us and Babies'R'Us are giving out...

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