Message From the Founders
Creating a Vision for Change
Volunteering produces many positive benefits and helps people to become empowered. The act of serving others can build confidence, a sense of responsibility and connectedness that is beneficial both to the volunteer and the larger community. Volunteer activities can foster enormous leadership skills. The volunteer world is a laboratory for self – realization.
Volunteering abroad is bigger challenge. Creating a vision for change is imperative.
The collaborative effort of the host and organization, with ICDE – INDIA, in a diverse range of activities, provide opportunities to strengthen one’s commitment to peace, Justice, equality, international understanding and friendship. The standard of the programme offered, equips and educated people to be aware of the world and the needs of its inhabitants. It further gives one, an insight into the common heritage of mankind.
My fellow board members, administrative staff, Co- worker and I can find meaning and reward by some purpose higher than ourselves, a shining purpose, the illumination of a million candle, that can inspire the ones around us and the generation to come.
I acknowledge with immense gratification, the Ministry of culture, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of home Affairs, government of India, the Foreigners Registration office, Bangalore, the Directors and heads of Projects and well-wishers, who have extended their support & Co – operation, to ICDE – India and its Success.
“Together for a better World”
ICDE – India has come a long way by providing the possibility for many young people not only from India but from around the globe to participate in the Unique International Experience that combines Inter cultural learning with community Service Opportunities.
The participants’ experience and acquire competency for their personal educational and professional development. They learn different approaches for effective communication, conflict resolution, decision making etc…. The young participants have the opportunity to challenge their assumptions about the “right” way of doing things, and consider a variety of approaches. We believe if the people have better understanding of other cultures they are more tolerant and accepting.
ICDE is one of the few organizations that assists and support young people and local host communities to share their experience, hopes and dreams, and make lifelong friendship with people from other countries.
We welcome you to join the ICDE family through your support encouragement and cooperation.