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Volunteer for Cameroon

by on Mar.10, 2017, under Vacations

Cameroon is located in west-central Africa close to the Gulf of Guinea. Popular for its diverse range in culture, weather conditions and position, it is also referred to as “Africa in miniature”. Cameroon’s tribal communities possess their own authentic cultural kinds.

They commemorate, deliveries, yields in the farms, deaths and other holy ceremonies. Song and dance are an essential part of the daily life of Cameroonians. Story-telling, ceremonies, social interactions are usual activities. They have various musical instruments, drums and flutes which are the most favorite.

The households in Cameroon assemble for main course large meal traditionally in the evenings. The principal diet relies upon the tribal folks, but rice and yams, cassava, maize, potatoes, fufu (cous-cous) are included in daily meals. Palm wine and millet beer are preferred drinks.

Arts and crafts are an attraction to Cameroon. They are useful for sacrosanct and business products. The prevalent faith is Christianity, but nevertheless there are quite a few traditional and spiritual communities scattered over the region. Education is poor in Cameroon. Agriculture and Husbandry are major occupations in Cameroon.

Reasons to Volunteer in Cameroon: The most significant hassles in Cameroon are concerned with poor infrastructure, mediocre schooling, orphanages, shortage of food, etc. Many institutions in Cameroon currently have overcrowded classes and require more talented lecturers. The orphan boys and girls wish for love, attention, mentoring and encouragement with education and learning. Rendering boys and girls with the core necessary skills they must have in life will guide them on their journey to a successful future and relieve from adversity, help them share with the similar opportunities that other boys and girls have.

Volunteering: You can volunteer for orphanages in Cameroon. Educating is a really good decision. Subjects like English, Mathematics, Science, Computer skills, dance, music, games, sports, arts and crafts need specialized qualification which the folks consistently are short owing to the literacy rate.

Aside from that, helping the community farmers with their produce is another option. The region usually belongs to the local orphanages where boys and girls produce their own food. You can assist to with weeding, watering, harvesting.

If you have a medical knowledge you could actually help in spreading awareness about illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, malaria etc. and informing the advantages of healthy surroundings. You can assist adult women with counseling, maternal care information, spread awareness to counter marital violence, guidance foster parents or guardians. There are free volunteer projects and paid volunteer plans based on what is important for you.

Volunteering in Cameroon will certainly be an extraordinary experience that a volunteer will always gladly be able to tell everyone about.

If someone is looking for several Volunteering opportunities in Cameroon or need more information on volunteer work , please visit the website.

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    Volunteering Opportunity in Cameroon

    by on Nov.03, 2012, under Vacations

    Cameroon is located in west-central Africa along the Gulf of Guinea. Known for its diverse range in ethnicity, weather conditions and position, it is also referred to as “Africa in miniature”. Cameroon’s ethnic communities possess their own distinguished national varieties.

    They enjoy, childbirths, yields, demises and other holy ceremonies. Entertainment and social gathering create an essential part of the everyday lives of Cameroonians. Folklore, rites, social gatherings are familiar activities. They have several musical instruments, drums and flutes being the most famous.

    The friends and family in Cameroon come together for single course substantial meal quite often in the evenings. The basic meals relies upon the tribal groups, but rice and yams, cassava, maize, potatoes, fufu (cous-cous) are a part of daily regimen. Palm wine and millet beer are favorite beverages.

    Arts and handicrafts are an asset to Cameroon. They are useful for sacrosanct and business products. The predominant faith is Christianity, nonetheless there are various ethnic and spiritual groups spread out over the location. Schooling is minimal in Cameroon. Husbandry and Farming are major jobs in Cameroon.

    Reasons to Volunteer in Cameroon: The most significant hardships in Cameroon are correlated with absence of structure, sub-standard education, orphanages, shortage of meals, etc. Most of the schools in Cameroon currently have overcrowded courses and need to have more skilled teachers. The orphan children wish for love, attention, mentoring and assurance with learning. Rendering young individuals with the basic talent they need in career will help them on their journey to a successful future and free them from poor standards of living, guide them to the same prospects that several other young individuals get.

    Volunteering: You can volunteer for orphanages in Cameroon. Teaching is a really good opportunity. Subjects like English, Mathematics, Science, Computer skills, dance, music, games, sports, arts and crafts need specialized capabilities which the local people often times lack mainly because of the literacy rate.

    Aside from that, helping the local farmers with their products is yet another way. The field usually belongs to the local foster care in which young kids produce their own food. You can help them with weeding, watering, farming.

    If you have a medical experience you could actually assist in creating awareness related to sicknesses like HIV/AIDS, malaria etc. and informing the importance of clean of surroundings. You can advise females by counseling, maternity care counseling, spread important information to protect against domestic violence, advise foster parents. There are completely free volunteer schemes and paid volunteer schemes depending on what you really want to do.

    Volunteering in Cameroon will be a distinguished life experience that a volunteer will inevitably proudly be able to tell everyone about.

    If you require more information on Volunteer work in Cameroon or wish to look for for volunteering opportunities please visit the website.

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      Learn Italian: Easy Look at Vowels

      by on Dec.19, 2010, under Travel

      For most native English speakers, to learn Italian language pronunciation is a challenge within reach compared to many other languages. Only a small number of consonant sounds do not have direct English equivalents; however, the wide exposure to Italian cuisine, movies, and music has given a number of people at least some familiarity with these different sounds. As for the vowels, they all can be found in English! While there are five written vowel letters “a, e, i, o, u”, there are seven distinct vowel sounds. These other two sounds come from the “open” and “close” pronunciations of the letters “e” and “o”. What is an “open” or “close” vowel sound? Let’s find out by taking a closer look at how to pronounce all the Italian vowels.

      First, let’s begin with the vowels that always have the same sound. Whenever you see the vowels “a”, “i”, and “u” between consonants or alone at the beginning/end of a word, you’ll see that the “a” sounds like the “a” in the English word “father” as in gatto (cat), the “i” sounds like the “ee” in the English word “see” as in amico (friend), and the “u” sounds like the “oo” English word “food” as in uno (one). However, when vowels are next to other vowels, they sometimes can combine with their neighbors and form a new sound that is called a diphthong (two vowel sounds combined into one) or triphthong (three vowel sounds combined into one), but to go into more detail is beyond the scope of this article.

      Now, let’s take a look at the letters “e” and “o”. Both these letters have what is called an “open” and “close” pronunciation. These terms describe the position of the tongue in the mouth when the vowel sound is made. For an “open” vowel sound, the tongue is placed at the bottom of the mouth creating an open cavity for air to pass through. On the other hand, a “close” vowel sound is made when the tongue is raised close to the roof of the mouth minimizing the amount of air that passes and changing the sound of the vowel.

      In Italian, the open “e” sounds like the “e” in the English word “bed” as in bella (pretty). While, the close “e” sounds like the “ai” in the English word “maid” as in mela (apple). There are even some words that differ in meaning solely by the use of a close “e” or open “e”. For example, in Italian pronounce the word pesca with a close “e” and your Italian friend will think you’re talking about a “peach”. If you say pesca with an open “e” it takes on the meaning of “fishing.” Like the letter “e”, the Italian “o” has both open and close pronunciations. The open “o” sounds like the “o” in the English word “hog” as in forza (strength) while the close “o” sounds like the “oe” in the English word “toe” as in signore (sir; gentleman).

      So, how do you know when to pronounce an Italian “e” or “o” as an open or close vowel? Usually, in unstressed syllables you’ll only find close vowels such as the “o” in sabato (Saturday) and the “e” in nove (nine). However, in stressed syllables you can come across either the close or open vowel sound. Sometimes accent marks can be placed over the vowels to help you tell the difference in pronunciations. The upward angled mark (acute accent), as in “” or “”, designates an open pronunciation while the falling mark (grave accent), as in “” or “”, signifies a close pronunciation. While you may find these accent marks provided in dictionaries or even in written material when the author is clarifying homographs such as ancra (still) as opposed to ncora (anchor), you’ll generally only find an accent mark on the final syllable if it’s stressed like with perch (why), caff (coffee), and per (but).

      Even then, particularly in handwriting, many Italians use the accent mark only as a marker of stress and not to distinguish between the open and close pronunciations. So, you may come across a stroke above the letter that looks neither acute nor grave. Or, you may discover grave accents used for all cases. While these guidelines follow the pronunciation of the Tuscan accent which has become the neutral standard used in dictionaries and in the media, Italy is still a country with many strong regional accents. In some cases, the use of a close or open vowel for a certain word is the exact opposite usage of another region. Or, some regional accents may not make a distinction between an open and close vowel that another would. So,listen for the sounds of the letters “e” and “o” from the accent you’re trying to emulate. Get out there, have fun and talk to people! Ciao!

      For more on italian pronunciation audio resources try looking through this Italian pronunciation guide and consider learning on the go with mobile devices like that iPhone which integrate aural and visual stimuli.

      Polyglot and world nomad, PT Gardner loves Romance languages and can while away the day with a dictionary. You can find him blogging here.

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