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- Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 22.55
The story behind Sir Owen Glenn's global business success and major philanthropic contributions. From humble beginnings in New Zealand, Owen Glenn built up a highly successful global business empire and now he is focusing his wealth to deliver significant philanthropic benefits here and overseas. This fascinating memoir gives insight into Owen's... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38
Lance O'Sullivan is a man on a mission. Raised in Auckland by a solo mother, he had a modest upbringing typical of the time, if one chequered with difficulties. After being expelled from two schools, Lance could have gone off the rails. Instead, he found his way at Hato Petera College, connecting with his Maori ancestry, and going on to study medicine.... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 17.29
Seit nunmehr 50 Jahren gibt es die Institution des Freiwilligen Sozialen Jahres in Deutschland. Jugendliche und junge erwachsene Schulabgänger können sich so in vielerlei Form engagieren. Tim Wersig untersucht eine besondere Variante des FSJ, das Freiwillige Soziale Jahr im politischen Leben (FSJ-P), aus der Perspektive der Freiwilligen. Wie erleben... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 127.00
Focusing on NGOs that work in the areas of rural development, women, and children, the authors' goal is to shed light on the contributions of the sector in the spheres of social welfare, empowerment, service, and rural development. In addition, the problems and difficulties experienced by NGOs are analyzed and explained. This important new book traces... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 14.95
So, you want to join the Peace Corps . . . If you are interested in joining the Peace Corps, you probably have questions that run the gamut from "What is the application process like?" to "Is the Peace Corps effective as a development agency?" In this updated second edition, former Peace Corps volunteer Dillon Banerjee shares candid facts and insights... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95
Lady Isabella (Isabel) Caroline Somerset embodied social reform in the nineteenth century. The failure of her traumatic marriage to Lord Henry Charles Somerset after revelation of his homosexual affairs and ensuing child-custody battle provide background to her metamorphosis from an aristocratic socialite into a temperance activist, social reformer... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 57.00
ôHas there ever been a better reason to shop?ö asks an ad for the Product RED American Express card, telling members who use the card that buying ôcappuccinos or cashmereö will help to fight AIDS in Africa. Cofounded in 2006 by the rock star Bono, Product RED has been a particularly successful example of a new trend in celebrity-driven... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2003; US$ 65.90
From the late 1950s in the north, to the 1970s until the mid-1980s in the south, there was little room or opportunity to form non-state voluntary organizations and associations in Vietnam. With few exceptions, only those established by the Communist Party and other state agencies were permitted. The picture has changed considerably since doi moi. From... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2011; US$ 22.72
Peter Baines started his career as a police officer in the streets of Cabramatta in the early nineties. Becoming a specialist in forensic crime scene investigations he was called upon to bring his skills to the Bali bombings in 2002. But it was the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that forever changed the direction of his life. Helping the people of Thailand... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 17.26
An Australian nurse's extraordinary other life in Africa Despite plans to enjoy her retirement after working as a nurse for over three decades, Judy Steel found herself in Uganda, at the age of 58, providing medical aid to some of Africa's most disadvantaged people. Since 2000, she has returned every year for several months at a time, establishing... more...