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BLOOD DRIVES ON THE ELCHE AND SANT JOAN D´ALACANT CAMPUSES


The Blood Transfusion Center of the Generalitat Valenciana, in collaboration with the UMH Vice Rectorate for Institutional Relations through its Healthy UMH program, has organized a blood drive at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH). On November 6, the university community may donate blood on the Elche Campus in the Sala de Formación of the Rectorado & Consejo Social Building from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. as well as in the center hallways of the Altabix and Arenals buildings from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Then, on Wednesday, November 7, the blood drive continues, this time on the UMH Sant Joan d´Alacant Campus in the Balmis building, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

 

Volunteers are needed to collaborate in the blood drives on both days. The Area of Development Cooperation and Volunteerism of the Vice Rectorate for International Relations is requesting that persons interested in collaborating as volunteers register as such with this form: bit.ly/2zgWwRv.


31 October 2018 and Comments off

(Español) LA ASOCIACIÓN CONCIÉNCIATE ORGANIZA CHARLAS INFORMATIVAS SOBRE VOLUNTARIADO EN LA UMH


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30 October 2018 Comments off

UMH PRESENTS ITS COOPERATION PROJECT IN RWANDA AT THE FIFTH WORKSHOPS OF THE UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION OBSERVATORY


Development Cooperation and Volunteerism Area Director of the Vice Rectorate for International Relations at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Juanjo Ballesta, participated in the Fifth Workshops of the University Development Cooperation Observatory (OCUD) of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities, which were held October 25-26 at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. During his intervention, Juanjo Ballesta presented the international development cooperation efforts carried out by the UMH in Rwanda through its UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair.

The cooperation project in the African country is a sample of the work by the UMH to implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Thanks to actions in education and health established in the UMH program, the university is actively collaborating in achieving Goal 3 (good health and well-being) and Goal 4 (quality education) in the 2030 Agenda. Moreover, through this program, the university community volunteers who travel to Rwanda receive training and raise their awareness with respect to Goal 1 (no poverty) and Goal 2 (zero hunger).

Under the title, “2030 Agenda: from Commitment to Action,” these workshops organized by the OCUD represented an open space for Spanish universities to reflect on, debate, and share experiences in the areas of sustainable development and international cooperation, and they helped boost the 2030 Agenda from the context of Spanish higher education.

Collaborators in the workshops included the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, European Union, and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.


26 October 2018 and Comments off

UMH AND CONSELLERIA OF TRANSPARENCY SIGN A UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION PROJECT AGREEMENT


The rector of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Jesús Pastor Ciurana, and the Conseller of Transparency, Social Responsibility, Participation and Cooperation at the Generalitat Valenciana, Manuel Alcaraz, have renewed a collaboration agreement to implement the University Development Cooperation Project, which corresponds to 2018 and will remain in vigor until the end of 2019. The budget for this agreement renewal is 130,000 euros, which will fund various activities. Vicente Micol, UMH Vice Rector for International Relations, also attended the agreement signing.

Specifically, UMH activities contemplated in the agreement include calls for grants for students of the Master’s in Development Cooperation program and final program projects on this topic. Also planned are training courses directed primarily at both high school teachers and university faculty alike. This agreement will once again provide funding for the UMH international development cooperation project ongoing in Rwanda.  

Furthermore, with this agreement, workshops to foster volunteerism are also planned, in addition to a “Winter University” in collaboration with the five public Valencian Community universities. A call will be announced for research work on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, projects will be carried out in the field on issues such as the promotion of gender equality based on initiatives oriented at achieving incomes for rural women in Colombia, in addition to soil conservation, sustainable management, and local development in the Dindefelo Natural Community Reserve in Senegal.

 


16 October 2018 and Comments off

CONCLUSION OF THE EIGHTH EDITION OF THE UMH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IN RWANDA


The UMH Volunteer program in Rwanda recently finished its eighth edition after three months of activity in that African country. During July, August, and September, 24 people carried out stays there to collaborate with various projects from the cooperation program in Rwanda that the UMH manages through its Vice Rectorate for International Relations and the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair.

Faculty, students, and alumni from various programs (pharmacy, medicine, physiotherapy, psychology, physical activity and sports sciences, agro-food and agro-environmental engineering, journalism, audiovisual communication, journalism, and business administration & management) worked throughout three months at the Nemba Hospital, Nemba high school, and the Higher School of Sciences of Musanze, the three main institutions that the UMH has collaborated with for over 10 years.

UMH volunteers provided teaching support at both schools, giving classes of English, biology, mathematics, physical education, as well as other subjects, in addition to training faculty at the Higher School of Sciences of Musanze in computer science and advanced English. Tasks at the Nemba Hospital included training its health personnel and providing support for specific units, including physiotherapy and mental health, in addition to social and healthcare for its psychiatric and pediatric patients. Moreover, efforts were made on other specific programs, such as the compilation of audiovisual material for a documentary and design work for the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair webpage. This year, as a novelty, the volunteers were provided with training on aspects of development cooperation, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 agenda.


3 October 2018 and Comments off

(Español) LISTADO PROVISIONAL DE PLAZAS ASIGNADAS EN EL PROGRAMA DE VOLUNTARIADO EN RUANDA


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18 May 2018 Comments off

UMH VOLUNTEERS IN RWANDA ATTEND A TALK ON PREVENTING INFECTIOUS DISEASES


The UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair has organized a talk on preventing infectious diseases in Rwanda directed at the participants in the UMH volunteer program in that country. The objective of this meeting was to remind the university community members who are traveling this year to the African country about the preventive measures they need to take to ensure their health.

The session was presented by two specialists, Félix Gutiérrez, Head of the Service of Internal Medicine in the Area of Infectious Diseases and International Health, and by Rafael Pascual, a nurse at the International Vaccination Center and responsible for providing advice to the travelers.

This chat complemented the information that has been provided to the interested and selected parties in a more specialized and specific manner since the call for volunteers was announced on the preventive measures and courses of action to take before, during, and subsequent to their stay in Rwanda.


21 June 2017 and Comments off

(Español) PUBLICADO EL LISTADO PROVISIONAL DE PLAZAS ASIGNADAS EN EL PROGRAMA DE VOLUNTARIADO UMH EN RUANDA 2017


M-Escuelas-2008-B-1El Vicerrectorado de Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH) de Elche publica el listado provisional de plazas asignadas en el programa de Voluntariado en Ruanda para los meses de julio, agosto y septiembre de 2017, así como la lista de espera.

Aquellos participantes que hayan resultado provisionalmente beneficiarios de una plaza deberán presentar su aceptación/renuncia (Anexo II) en el plazo de 10 días hábiles a partir de mañana, esto es, hasta el 29 de mayo de 2017, mediante instancia Expone/Solicita en Registro General o Auxiliares, dirigida al Vicerrector de Relaciones Internacionales. También se concede el mismo plazo para presentar alegaciones, a través de los mismos procedimientos.

Se recuerda a los participantes en la convocatoria que el miércoles 17 a las 10:00h se celebrará la reunión informativa en el Salón de Grados del edificio la Galia. Esta reunión es de asistencia obligatoria para los miembros de la UMH que han obtenido plaza provisionalmente.

En caso de dudas o consultas, el interesado puede escribir a sederuanda@umh.es. Más información en esta página.


15 May 2017 Comments off

(Español) CONVOCADOS LOS VOLUNTARIOS EN RUANDA 2017 A LA REUNIÓN INFORMATIVA


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10 May 2017 Comments off

INTERVIEW TIMES FOR INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS IN THE UMH VOLUNTEERISM PROGRAM IN RWANDA FOR 2017


M-Escuelas-2008-B-1The Vice Rectorate for International Relations at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche has published the schedule for personal and language interviews for interested participants in the UMH Volunteerism program in Rwanda for summer 2017. The Interviews will take place next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (May 8-10) at the times shown on this document.

Interviews will be held in the Rectorado and Consejo Social Building on the Elche Campus in the spaces listed on the attached document. Further information about this program is available here.

For any doubts or questions, send an email to sederuanda@umh.es or call (34) 96 665 8683.


3 May 2017 and Comments off