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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion, Youth Centers & Clubs

Mission: Since 1987 VIDES provides volunteer service opportunities for young adults and sponsors to promote education, social justice and solidarity. They serve with the Salesians (FMA, SDB) in Africa, Asia, North/South America, Europe and Australia. They share of their time, talent, and treasure to make it possible for the needy help themselves. VIDES+USA is part of VIDES International, NGO in special consultative status with the Department of Public Information and the Economic-Social-Council of the United-Nations.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a member of the Vides Advisory Board, I was invited to participate in the 2010 UN Commission on the Status of Women. The conference provided me with an opportunity not only yo see how the Vides volunteer missioners teach, accompany, and empower the women they work with on an individual basis, but I was able to learn how Vides advocates for women on a global level. Vides co-sponsored(with the Salesian Sisters) an event about "The Empowerment of Indigenous Women and Girls." The projects that Vides and the Sisters operate around the world lead to the improvement of entire communities. Vides helps women improve their lives in all areas. For example, through acquired skills women soon become owners of their own businesses. Vides and the Salesian Sisters foster independence, not dependence on volunteers and benefactors. Vides supports its volunteers through service and beyond.