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June 2015

Volunteers that TEACH ROCK!

The field of education is one of the most self-gratifying professions. Volunteers frequently choose to volunteer their service by traveling abroad and educating individuals from different cultures. The range of topics taught span from teaching English to zoology.
The ISS Directory of International Schools profiles nearly 600 schools and is a trusted resource worldwide. It includes key information such as school size, curriculum, accreditation, and enrollment.
The American-sponsored overseas schools assisted by the Department of State through the Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) are nonprofit, non-denominational, independent schools, many of which were established on a cooperative basis by American citizens living overseas.

USA Travel Warning vs Travel Advisory

Map from September 2014
The U.S. Department of State handles summing up the risks and making recommendations for travelers seeking to visit or live in another country or region of the world. When the State Department issues aTravel Warningto a particular country or region they want you to understand the various risks associated with traveling to this area and to consider whether you should visit this country/region at all. "They use these examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Warning including unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks.

Happy Father's Day

Few know that the "true" origin of Father's Day can be traced back to the American Civil War. William Jackson Smart was a Union Soldier in Arkansas' 1st Battery Light Artillery. Married in 1865, his wife Elizabeth Harris gave birth to six children before dying delivering her sixth child in 1878. 

Elizabeth's death left Mr. Smart sole responsibility of raising six children. He moved to the State of Washington in 1887.
The children held their father in the highest regard.

Medical Missions August 7-24, 2015

Volunteers4Humanityexists to help as many people as humanly achievable regardless of race, religion, economic status, or orientation. Our mission statement is to provide free medical and dental care to underserved and impoverished areas worldwide. Ultimately we desire to discover approaches that can unite all of us as one race of people.
After a very long and eventful year, we have witnessed volunteers throughout the world helping those suffering from natural and man-provoked disasters.

Pulmonary Diseases in the World's Poorest Children

OffSiteCare Teaching Rounds Presents: Dr James K Gude
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Medical Director, OSC

Topic: Pulmonary Diseases in the World's Poorest Children: TB, HIV/AIDS, Asthma, and Bronchiolitis. Outstanding opportunity to listen and ask questions on this important topic!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
0800 - 0900 Pacific Standard Time

International Times for this Conference
San Francisco- at 8:00AM PDT 
New York- at 11:00 AM EST 
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)- at 11:00AM 

Liberia: One closer step to Normalcy

On March 30, 2014  Liberia officially confirmed its first two cases of the Ebola virus disease. Soon afterward the country would be entrenched in fighting an epidemic that would ultimately infect 10666 Liberians leaving 4806 of them dead.  The plague spread so rapidly that the President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, flew to West Africa for a first-hand viewpoint of the economic and social damage caused by Ebola.  On December 14, 2014, Dr. Kim stated "after more than 11 months into the crisis, thousands of people are dead and more than 17,000 have been infected.

Pan-Am Day

The race to Pan American Game brilliance makes its last turn on June 13, 2015. For this is Pan-Am Day! In Toronto, Ontario and across Canada events are planned that will energize the attendee as the countdown begins! Look for events celebrating all cultures from colouring contests for children to poetry to recreation, to sport.
‪#‎ourathletes‬ ‪#‎TO2015‬ ‪#‎CBCPanAm‬ ‪#‎CBCOlympics‬ ‪#‎peel21st‬ 
‪#‎NosAthletes‬ ‪#‎OnRc‬ ‪#‎yorkregion‬ ‪#‎etguardian‬

The G-7 Conference

Volunteers that devote their time to helping the poor, handicapped, mentally challenged, sick, displaced and afflicted eagerly awaited the news summary from the G7 conference.The Group of 7 (G7) conference was held on June 7 and 8, 2015 in Schloss Elmau, Germany and was hosted by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. Having successful economies, the G7 countries: United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States met to discuss issues that affect the world's economy, global economic governance, international security, and energy policy.

MERS: "Coming to a cinema near you"


Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndromeor MERS was initially thought to have emerged from Saudi Arabia in September of 2012.  However, the CDC reports that retrospective analysis trace the coronavirus to Jordan in April of 2012.   
     MERS as the Ebola Virus is zoonotic. (Both came from animals)  In the case of MERS, researchers believe that the virus originated from the middle eastern hump camel(Dromedary).  However, as CNN's Dr. Gupta noted we are not yet sure how the virus was transferred to humans.

Jianli volunteers

                Easter Star Ferry afloat                              Eastern Star capsized by cyclone
      Jianli volunteers are comforting the relatives of the Yangtze ferry disaster as they await any news. Some 400 motorists in Jianli County of central China's Hubei Province signed up as volunteers. These "Yellow Ribbon" volunteers will provide free rides to the relatives of the victims and those involved in the rescue operation for those missing in Monday's capsized ship accident on the Yangtze River reports CCTV.