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PechaKucha Presentation

Unconventional Volunteer(ing)

PRESENTED ON JUN 04, 2016
IN OSAKA @ VOL 13

Jamie El-Banna shares his stories of volunteering that don't quite fit the norm. According to El-Banna, the standard image of a volunteer is that of hippy-minded slacker who can't find a "real job". El-Banna is the founder of NPO It's Not Just Mud that has provided disaster relief in Tohoku and Kumamoto. Jamie proves that volunteers come in all shapes, colors and sizes.

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Unconventional Formwork

BY DANIEL SILVERMAN
IN SHENZHEN

Daniel Silverman is an architect, and in his presentation he shares a few projects that use unconventional materials for the formwork aspect of construction. (in English)

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International Volunteerism: Lessons from a Returned Peace Corp Volunteer

BY ERICA KIERNAN
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 30, 2015

Erica Kiernan takes us through lessons she learned while volunteering in Benin, Africa with the Peace Corps

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The Tohoku Effect

BY MARK DYTHAM
IN TOKYO

“When the Haiti earthquake struck, we ran an event around the world on 24 hour skype. A Year later, the shoe was on the other foot; the earthquake happened in Japan. 105 cities got together within 3 weeks and we held an Inspire Japan Event.”


From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" Speaker and PechaKucha founder Mark Dytham presents "The Tohoku Effect" on PechaKucha’s and PechaKucha Inspire’s history. No one could have predicted that the small one-off event would balloon into a popular presentation format to be used the world over. PechaKucha Certainly has its perks; It’s free, It’s simple, it lets people give their work exposure. Most importantly of all, it builds community. It is such communities that come together when tragedies strike and help build warm spaces.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesdaym March 17th, 2016.

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Peace Corps Senegal

BY VIVIAN HOKE
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 18, 2016

Vivian Hoke shares about her experience volunteering in the Peace Corpes in Senegal from Sept. 12, 2012 - Nov. 14, 2014.

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How to become a volunteer and travel

BY NADIA KALINICHENKO
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 24, 2016

Nadia Kalinichenko told story about her volunteer experience abroad. How to choose project. Specifics, advantages, financial expenditure during the travel. 

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Volunteering in Tohoku: 6 Years Later

BY CRISTINA MARIE DEANE
IN TOKYO

"Wherever I looked I saw destruction, but what I also saw was hope in the eyes of those who survived."

In Volunteering in Tohoku: 6 Years Later, Cristina Marie Deane shares her story of volunteering in the Miyagi prefecture following the devastating events of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Volunteering turned out to be not only an enlightening and fulfilling experience for Cristina but it also changed the course of her life. 

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Dog is My Co-Pilot

BY KIYOTO MASUNAGA
ON APR 28, 2017

Kiyoto Masunaga shares about dog ownership while living in temporary housing in earthquake-hit Kumamoto, Japan. 

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PechaKucha in Kumamoto

BY YOSHIHARU NAKAYAMA
IN KUMAMOTO

Pechakucha Night Kumamoto organizer, Yoshiharu Nakayama, shares all about the comminity that has been cultivated around their creative series there and how PechaKucha had made an impact for those affected by the earthquakes of 2016. 

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My Unconventional Career Choice

BY SUDHIR SAHA
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 24, 2017

SUDHIR SAHA, an engineer and aspiring stand-up comedian who loves chess and calisthenics, shares his unconventional career choice.