Little World Community Organization

Jun 212012
 

Here is a link to LWCO’s first google maps item. Summaira made the map. The instructions for adding an item from Google Maps to the LWCO WordPress website?

right here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/google-maps/


View LWCO schools in Pakistan in a larger map

Jun 212012
 
little world schooll 2 pakistan

The LWCO School called “#1” is simply the first of a group of schools in Faisalabad. There are a total of 107 students who participate at ONLY THIS  location.

Total Students 107
Female 81
Male 16
Under 10 years old 11
Under 20 years old 39
Married 27
Single 80
Primary Language Urdu

See the neighborhood on Google maps… note that zooming is far less detailed than looking at US or European locations in Google maps.


View LWCO schools in Pakistan in a larger map

Here is a collection of photos from a visit to LWCO School #1 by a US volunteer. If you would like to learn more about Summaira’s visit… click here: http://bit.ly/NVyDmb

Jun 012012
 

Don’t know how to create a webpage including a link to another site? Cool. That’s what this post is about.

These are instructions for using an Excerpt from material that is already somewhere else on the internet. Don’t be alarmed that they look so detailed at first… after you have done 3 or 4 you’ll have the hang of it. This is the easiest promotional work for LWCO.

TASK: Create a POST document on the LWCO website that points to a news article or blog entry. This will NOT work to create a link to comments made on articles about other topics.

To begin, have the LWCO site in one window and the article in another.

267 STEPS?? Well, almost.

  • Login to lwco.org/wp-admin
  • Choose Post, then Add New
  • DO NOT “PUBLISH” UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL THE STEPS. THANKS!
  • Add a title, for Newspapers, use a title that looks like this: Jan 2013 New York Times (these words show up on the side and it’s nice to have them all LOOK approximately the same)
  • Choose a Category (right side, below the ‘publish’ button): “LWCO in the News”
  • click your mouse in the writing area below the title
  • Write at least 30 words introducing the article
  • Hit your Enter key for a new paragraph
  • COPY N PASTE a short paragraph FROM the article
  • Hit your Enter key for a new paragraph
  • Type this: “Read The Full Article Here.”
  • Hit your Enter key for a new paragraph
  • HIGHLIGHT the quote from the article
  • Click the Quote icon on the toolbar (picture is of this–> ”  )
  • HIGHLIGHT the line “Read The Full Article Here.”
  • Go look at the article and copy the addres line: “http://address.com/articlecontents”
  • Return to LWCO post editor and click the chain icon on the toolbar
  • Paste the address in the first line: http://address.com/articlecontents
  • Type two or three Captialized Words In The Second Line
  • Check the box that says “Open in new window”
  • Click Update
  • NOW You can click blue button on the right that says Publish
Jun 012012
 

These pages are guides for creating content here on the website and then using small pieces re-posted on Facebook, Twitter. The goal is to attract visitors back to the primary message, encourage them to share and possibly buy a product or volunteer. The easy content to create is the News Article Method, which only takes 4 or 5 minutes to complete.

News Article Sharing

Facebook Sharing

Twitter Sharing. There are share buttons at the bottom of all pages for twitter.

Pinterest. May 2012 the content of the LWCO is being overhauled entirely with bigger photos presented in a more Pinterest friendly format.

May 282012
 
feMale students education LWCO  pakistan

Summaira is a US volunteer helping LWCO. In May and June 2012 she visited some of the LWCO schools. Here is a collection of photos from her visit to LWCO school #1.

May 282012
 

We will try and build out a larger map including some linked information to schools. Internet access is both rare and expensive in these areas so it is difficult to gather and share this information.


View LWCO schools in Pakistan in a larger map

May 242012
 

The cards that the students make are really beautiful IN PERSON. The impression that they make when you give one is crystal clear: I care about you. The same affect can happen for small businesses who join the LWCO retail program.

May 142012
 

LWCO sold 170 Hand Embroidered Greeting Cards at the Whole Earth Festival at UC Davis on May 12, 2012. Here’s a 90 second video showing some really ordinary volunteer work.

We learned something terrific. One of the volunteers stood in the aisle with a small sign. The sign said:

$5 pays for One Year of Education

The cards purchased at the Whole Earth Festival will be enough to fund 170 students for the year.

Oh, and… Dig that CRAaaAZY Flute!

LWCO on Youtube!

Aug 122011
 

Aneel and the group of volunteers in Pakistan have undertaken an extensive survey of LWCO’s activities in Pakistan.

Total students who attended an LWCO school including women and children. 8231
Total including secondary students–those taught outside the classroom–in their home, villages and while traveling. 10328
Total families who got education, sewing and skills. 4532
Total number of women attended school. 6765
Total number of children who attended school. 1105
Girls students who got married to other villages, cities. The POakistan staff know each one of them and they are applying their skills and teaching their children and others in their new villages. 2983
Total number of individual who got the job because of LWCO training. 2136

Aug 092011
 

LWCO needs some identity artwork. A Logo. We don’t care about your experience, we just need something simple to draw people to the LWCO story. We are very happy to promote your participation in LWCO by calling attention to your work.

LWCO Students are Strongly encouraged to submit artwork. A photo of a hand drawing is fine.

Here are a couple of web pages that show some examples of logo work:

Here are some very quick and simple things to know about Logos.
  1. Square shapes are the easiest for us to publish anywhere. Wide or Tall logos are harder to use.
  2. A Logo should shrink to a very small size and still be identified easily.
  3. A Logo should grow to a very large size and not look garish.
  4. Symbols can be an important part of identity. ..
Jun 162011
 
May 272011
 

Currently, LWCO has vacancies for English language writers who can translate one of these languages from common usage in Pakistan: Punjabi.

LWCO is creating writing and translating positions so that each village and school may have someone to help tell their story. We are only just beginning this program, but hope that it will model for our own organization how to draw volunteers to a specific task. English is required of volunteers for this position. Each volunteer will be paired with a volunteer in the US or UK  who will translate texts.

REQUIRED:

  • Ability to use a computer and correspond using a GMAIL account.
  • Ability to correspond and communicate directly with an Urdu writer in Pakistan.
May 272011
 

Currently, LWCO has vacancies for writers in this language: Punjabi.

LWCO is creating writing and translating positions so that each village and school may have someone to help tell their story. We are only just beginning this program, but hope that it will model for our own organization how to draw volunteers to a specific task. English is NOT required of volunteers for this position. Each volunteer will be paired with a volunteer in the US who will translate texts.

REQUIRED:

  • Ability to use a computer and correspond using a GMAIL account.
  • Ability to communicate directly with students in the schools. We hope that this will include visiting the schools in person, but in the beginning this work may be written correspondence.
May 272011
 

Currently, LWCO has vacancies for English language writers who can translate one of these languages from common usage in Pakistan: Hindko.

LWCO is creating writing and translating positions so that each village and school may have someone to help tell their story. We are only just beginning this program, but hope that it will model for our own organization how to draw volunteers to a specific task. English is required of volunteers for this position. Each volunteer will be paired with a volunteer in the US or UK  who will translate texts.

REQUIRED:

  • Ability to use a computer and correspond using a GMAIL account.
  • Ability to correspond and communicate directly with an Urdu writer in Pakistan.
May 272011
 

Currently, LWCO has vacancies for writers in this language: Hindko.

LWCO is creating writing and translating positions so that each village and school may have someone to help tell their story. We are only just beginning this program, but hope that it will model for our own organization how to draw volunteers to a specific task. English is NOT required of volunteers for this position. Each volunteer will be paired with a volunteer in the US who will translate texts.

REQUIRED:

  • Ability to use a computer and correspond using a GMAIL account.
  • Ability to communicate directly with students in the schools. We hope that this will include visiting the schools in person, but in the beginning this work may be written correspondence.
May 242011
 

Many volunteer positions in LWCO include great rewards for you. To help all of our volunteers understand who they are helping, we ask that everyone demonstrate a simple principle.

Honoring Their Work.

Yes, we agree that your energy and commitment are very valuable, but before we can hear about brilliant new ideas–we have work to do. When you volunteer for one of the open positions at LWCO, we have immediate work for you. All volunteers begin by working in our online store.

Technology almost doesn’t exist in the areas that we serve. You can see evidence of this when you browse LWCO’s Awards–most are copies of typewritten or handwritten documents.

You will first Honor Their Work by completing the internet part that our students don’t have the means to do themselves–work in the store!