INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING April 21st 2012 For the most part we have had an amazing team of selfless volunteers who have made a fantastic contribution to Lifestart Foundation, however in recent times we have had some unsuccessful volunteer placements. This has been extremely difficult for our staff to manage and has had a detrimental effect of overall morale and of course left us short staffed in some project areas. We always ask our incom ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
Karen Leonard has resided in Essendon, Australia, all of her life. For the past thirty years she has successfully run a small business in Essendon, The Karen Leonard Music School.
A dedicated traveler since the age of eighteen, Karen has visited many countries. In 2000 while backpacking through Vietnam, Karen met a young street kid and they had an instant connection. He introduced Karen to his world, his fellow street kid friends and their families. It wasn't long before Karen was supporting several street kids by encouraging them back to school and paying their education costs. After retu... full info