With our new January volunteers now settling into their work in our partner organizations, it’s the perfect time to reflect on their 10 days of orientation and what it means for the volunteers and their work with the children we support. We welcomed the volunteers to our office at the beginning of January and […]
Welcome to the VE Global Blog!
This blog is open to all those interested in a more intimate look inside how VE Global works both as an organization and as a family of caring volunteers. Check back often for VE Global news and for current volunteers’ thoughts on every aspect of VE: from first impressions of their placement organization, to challenges and successes in running VE programs, to important moments in the lives of the children we serve.
By Peter Roth, VE Global Volunteer, September 2015 Recently, I video chatted with my close friend Brianna, who introduced me to VE Global. We could only talk for a moment, and she was so excited to hear all about the kids, VE Global, and my life here in Santiago, that before I knew […]
We are so grateful to the Ministerio de Desarrollo Social in Santiago for their continued support of VE Global’s mission. This year we have received two grants from them: the Fondo Chile de Todas y Todos and the Fondo Mixto de Apoyo Social. We received the first grant in November, and these funds will […]
We are delighted to be partnering with music teaching organization Music Flow, through its founder and long-time VE Global supporter, Travis Palladino. Travis has been a generous donor to VE for many years now, and we are grateful that he is continuing to support our work from the other side of the continent! VE Global […]
By Katie Nykanen, VE Global Volunteer, January 2015 My last theatre production in college was about as close as you can get to creative, artistic bliss. Cast as Celia in As You Like It, I was a senior in an elite theatre department working with an award-winning director, surrounded and supported by a talented cast and […]
Paul Tough reminds us in his book, How Children Succeed that “…adolescence can be a time for a different kind of turning point, the profoundest sort of transformation: the moment when a young person manages to turn herself away from near-certain failure and begins to steer a course towards success.” VE Global is proud to […]