I have been drawn to all things French for as long as I can remember. I lived in France on two separate occasions, fully immersing myself in the culture. As a result, we now holiday there every year. Combined with my work and studies, I enjoy literature, cinema and French radio as part of my everyday life. Other personal interests include diving and sailing, which I manage to indulge intermittently; however I practise yoga and run in Richmond Park regularly. Health and nutrition play a central role in my life and on the back of this I have always maintained a deep-seated passion for cooking. I take great pleasure in travel and the exploration of new cultures - especially their respective cuisines. I am wholeheatedly involved in the education of my children and, combined with the learning curve of being a full-time mother, feel that I have learnt a vast amount about child development, which I find entirely fascinating.
— Olivia, United Kingdom
I am a young Nigerian, passionate about the less privileged.I am a Marketing biochemist and highly talented in public relations with a very flexible skill able to work in any field present in the world and specially creative innovatively and inventively. I live in akure in Nigeria but very enthusiastic and loves meeting people and striving to make impact in the lives of the people i meet anywhere in the world. I love travelling and helping people.I will be very happy to meet other volunteers and as my slogan is" I DON'T GET TO A PLACE NOTICED, BUT I DON'T LEAVE THERE WITHOUT BEING NOTICED. I love being global and that i shall be
— AJAYI, Nigeria
While I was in class 9, I started writing for a newspaper called âShomotolâ, the first community-newspaper in Bangladesh. Being a journalist I witnessed first-hand various crimes, violation of human rights, problems etc. But I was unable to do anything. Neither did I have an idea of how to solve these issues. After completion of high school, I got a scholarship at the Bangladesh Youth Leadership Centre for a four-month long leadership training program entitled âBuilding Bridges Through Leadership Training.â A month of academic studies and 3 months of field work taught me various skills in community-based activities. It also increased in me the sense of responsibility and love for my country. Therefore, I decided to focus firstly on changing myself and then on changing others, as we are very loud when it comes to talking, but hardly available when we are needed for work. I have volunteered for various national and international organizations. I usually work in projects related to Education, Health, Environment, youth empowerment, Social Entrepreneurship etc. As a Delegate I was attend the Youth Leadership Summit 2011. organized by Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center. As a Delegate & representative of Bangladesh I was attend the 1st South Asian Youth Conference, Bangalore, India. Changing hearts and minds is difficult. People always search for that which benefits them, but hardly do they wanna do that which would benefit the society. Here-in is the need for awareness, as most of us love our society, but often lack the desire to contribute. Lacking is the awareness of the fact that the society needs us. Hence, I have been using Facebook, twitter, Linkedin News Papers, Blogs and various other online-networking to bring awareness among the youth.
— Osama, Bangladesh