Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Gulf Daily News-"Volunteers sail in for charity...

Gulf Daily News: "Volunteers sail in for charity...

THREE hundred volunteers from more than 40 countries are offering help to Bahrain's charities and civic organisations when they arrive here next month. Philanthropists from the world's largest floating bookshop are looking for small projects to get involved in during their 12-day visit to the country.

Volunteers from the German-based Doulos vessel plan to undertake community service initiatives, offering skilled tradesmen such as plumbers, electricians and welders, while others plan to visit orphanages and prisons.

Among the projects planned is a clean-up of litter around the Tree of Life.

Project co-ordinator Cinzia Pirozzi said the ship's volunteers were vastly experienced and had been involved in several building projects in Asia after the tsunami."

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