Re: [BCAB] FW: ICS Volunteer Opportunity - Lesotho Resource Centre for the Blind LaMcAs 17 Sep 2011 09:22 BST
Hi Chris Whilst I realise you are helping us to help others I need to point out the lack of confidentiality in the email you've just posted. It contains personal or business email addresses of people - I'd have thought that anyone on this list would realise how important other people's privacy is and before forwarding such an email that they remove any other recipients email addresses and further advise the person they have received this from of their bad practise in disclosing other's email address who have neither explicitly or otherwise that we can share their email addresses and certainly not on a public mailing list. This is not a personal criticism of yourself but just needed to point out the breach of the Data Protection Act by sending such an email of which you and anyone else sending an email in this way is liable of a fine of up to £2000 (the last time I checked). Larry & Flax GD (Guide Dog) & Elliot RGD (Retired Guide Dog) London, UK Multiple Installer http://ninite.com Flash Updater http://updateflash.org/ Impartial info on Android & IOS http://www.blindtechsupport.net/ -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Chris Friend Sent: 17 September 2011 08:51 To: 'BCAB Discussion List' Subject: [BCAB] FW: ICS Volunteer Opportunity - Lesotho Resource Centre for the Blind Hi listers, Sorry for any cross-posting but this looks like a very good opportunity for any visually impaired 18-22 year olds of your acquaintance as they would obviously be able to share the benefits of their own technology skills they received through the UK support as provided within our education system. With kind regards, Chris. -----Original Message----- From: Natalie Gordon [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 17 September 2011 00:30 Subject: ICS Volunteer Opportunity - Lesotho Resource Centre for the Blind Dear All, I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to let you know about a new government programme launched this year - International Citizen Service (ICS) and more specifically to ask for your help in recruiting six volunteers for two 12-week placements with Skillshare International at the Resource Centre for the Blind in Lesotho, departing in January and April 2012. ICS offers young people aged 18-22 the opportunity to spend 12 weeks in countries in Africa, utilising their skills to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing young people in these regions and contributing to meaningful development overseas. Young people are provided with the opportunity to learn about a new environment and global issues and gain key life skills supporting their career development plans. All placements include structured training and in-country support. Participants do not need to have any prior experience or qualifications and the amount each young person contributes depends on his or her individual financial situation. If the participants household income is below £25 000 their placement will be fully funded. You can find out more about ICS on the Department for International Developments website using this link: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/ICS <http://www.dfid.gov.uk/ICS> . You can also watch a short you-tube video on ICS here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3JxjtRPpeE&feature=player_embedded#! <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3JxjtRPpeE&feature=player_embedded#%21> . Skillshare International is one of the five agencies delivering ICS. They are currently recruiting for six 18-22 year old volunteers for 12-week placements departing in January and April 2012 at the Resource Centre for the Blind in Lesotho, a small country surrounded by South Africa the size of Belgium but with a population of 1.8m. Lesotho has breathtaking scenery with rugged mountains, deep valleys, waterfalls and has the highest lowest point of any country in the world. The Resource Centre is the only centre for visually impaired children in the country and was started in 1969 with the realisation that there was a high rate of visually impaired children who were excluded from basic education and hidden at home. If you would like further information on the project, including the objectives of the organisation, please do let me know. I would be very grateful if you could please share this fantastic opportunity to develop young peoples skills and abilities whilst contributing towards sustainable meaningful projects with your friends, family and anyone else you know who might be interested in taking part. The deadline for applications for the January 2012 departure is October 17th 2011 - so please encourage all to apply early, using the following link http://www.skillshare.org/ICS. Please do let me know if you have any questions relating to this and more generally, it would be great to hear from you. With kind regards Natalie Gordon This e-mail may contain confidential information and/or copyright material. It is intended for the use of the addressee only. Any unauthorised use may be unlawful. If you have received it in error, please delete it from your system, do not use or disclose the information in any way and notify me immediately. 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