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News | BPP’s First All-Inclusive Family Voluntour

Photo: BPP’s First All-Inclusive Family Voluntour

Barrio Planta Project, Nicaragua

Website: http://www.barrioplantaproject.org/

Barrio Planta Project, along with our partner Grow Inc, was thrilled to receive our first Family Tour, a ten-day mother daughter trip with two mothers Tracy & Tanja and their four lovely daughters, Olvia, Jillian, Jerra & Shayna, ages 12-15.

The Trip included a full week (3 full days and 4 half days) of volunteer activities with BPP's Cultural Exchange Program as well tourist activities including surf lessons at Hermosa Beach, Horseback Riding in Majagual Beach, ziplining, nature hikes, a fishing trip, a picnic in Marsella Beach, Culture Night, a hike to the Jesus Statue and a pool party with BPP kids at Surf Ranch Action Resort! The trip also included shared accommodation, a Welcome Dinner, all breakfasts and lunches, airport transportation and transportation throughout Nicaragua to Granada, Laguna de Apoyo and Masaya. Interested in a Voluntour? Learn more on our website.

posted 2016-04-16


By Connecting Communities

Conference | IFS Conference in Berlin, 2016

Photo: IFS Conference in Berlin, 2016

IFS Headquarters

Website: http://www.onthemove2016.com/en/

Our 2016 conference "On the Move – At Home in the World" will be held September 28 through October 1 in Berlin, Germany. The conference deals with the development of displaced people and migration as a global phenomenon and its subsequent challenges. Therefore, we have arranged a diverse and exciting program which focuses on a country comparison of the conditions and possibilities for community work in the area of refugees and migration. National and international experts will hold lectures and panel discussions. Practical approaches and best-practice examples will be presented in workshops. Visits to different institutions will allow for the opportunity to get to know practical examples in Berlin and to speak to the employees on location.

A full conference program with more than 30 interesting workshops from all over the world and 34 site visits to amazing projects in Berlin is available online now .

Registration is now open – be sure to register by June 1 to take full advantage of our early bird rates!

For more information, including details on nearby hotels, please visit the conference website set up by host organizations Verband für Sozial-Kulturelle Arbeit and Nachbarschafts Zentrum.

posted 2016-04-17


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Why Join IFS?

Membership in IFS is composed of multi-purpose community-based organizations around the globe that support the organization's mission. IFS members also include corporate or individual associates who support the work of and stay in touch with IFS activities, but are not involved in the decision-making processes.

Join IFS and make an Impact

The Benefits of Membership:

• Awareness and empowerment for your community
• Promote your agency and community on the IFS Website
• A chance to connect with agencies doing similar work across the globe
• Learning opportunities throughout the year
• Representation of member concerns through United Nations IFS representation.
• Discounted rates to member conferences and events

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