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Olimpia Zagnoli for Global Children Cambodia
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Olimpia Zagnoli for Global Children Cambodia

In this video, Global Children Cambodia proudly presents a completed illustration by Italian artist Olimpia Zagnoli. She volunteered her time and talent to create this original work after being inspired by the students' stories. Global Children: Educating Cambodian Orphans is a 501c3 organization founded in 2000. It empowers youth from underserved communities and orphanages in Cambodia through education, the arts and character development. Since starting the Building a Brighter Future program in 2002, it has enrolled 42 students and provided for their living and educational needs. Some of its graduates have already begun giving back to their communities by volunteering for Global Children. With a degree in an international industry like engineering, nursing or finance, young Cambodians can pull themselves out of poverty, and their country out of stagnation. Economically, its students’ success can be seen in their average income, which is around five times the national average. http://global-children.org Olimpia Zagnoli was born in 1984. After years of doodling, she became an illustrator and began collaborating with the New York Times, the New Yorker, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, Taschen, and many others. Her style is characterized by soft shapes and chameleonic colors. www.olimpiazagnoli.com Music: Tra-la-la by Podington Bear (Attribution-Non Commercial International License) Shot and edited by Manuela Senatore © 2016 Skilla Productions
The Help Network Volunteer Program
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The Help Network Volunteer Program

The Help Network recruits volunteers who commit to spend a minimum of one hour per week assisting a disabled, elderly, or sick person. Caregivers are selected from a large pool of applicants. The interview process takes into account ability, experience, and passion. The Help Network utilizes internet and social networking technologies to recruit local area managers, volunteers, and clients in local communities. Local managers create databases of volunteers and potential clients, conduct necessary interviews and background checks, and make appropriate arrangements between volunteers and clients. The goal is to hire caregivers for long-term careers, to ensure that they have healthy and happy relationships with the seniors who need their help. The best caregivers form long-standing bonds with the older adults they're caring for, eventually becoming like family. Volunteers are more than help around the house; they are open ears, caring arms, and good friends. "They have made a great difference in my life; there are so many things that I have set aside and did not get to, because the information was visual and I needed someone with sight to sit down and help me." Paula, Help Network client "I came to this country six years ago on my own, having $200 in my pocket. If it wasn't for the help of others, I would have never be able to get to this point. So I made a decision that I have to choose at least one person who I can help on a regular basis." Julia, Help Network volunteer Music: Dream Scene / Undream by Kaela Drew (Attribution-NonCommercial License) The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan by Chris Zabriskie (Creative Commons Attribution License) Directed, lensed and edited by Manuela Senatore © 2017 Skilla Productions