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VOLUNTEERS WITHOUT BORDERS

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Volunteers Without Borders (VWB) is bridging the gap between international volunteers and local NGO organizations. Volunteers Without Borders opens doors and guides you to help make a difference to those less fortunate while volunteering abroad. We offer 100's of different programs in 18 different countries. We CONNECT international volunteers with opportunities to make a difference in countries that need it the most. While volunteering abroad, you will gain valuable experience that will change your life as well as changing the lives of those around you.

Whether you're looking to live & help out at an orphanage, work with street kids or children from the slums in India or Indonesia, volunteer abroad at a Sea Turtle conservatory in Sri Lanka or Kenya, get involved in Wildlife Conservation efforts in South Africa, or teach English in South East Asia or Africa, we have so many unique opportunities to offer you. We provide a means for people seeking to make the world a better place with the opportunity to do so at the most affordable rates possible.

RWANDAN YOUTH INFORMATION COMMUNITY ORGANISATION (rYico)

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Rwandan Youth Information Community Organisation (rYico) is a UK registered charity that works to support and empower vulnerable young people in Rwanda. We do this through Centre Marembo, our youth resource in Kigali which supports young people who have been orphaned, neglected or left in very difficult conditions for a variety of reasons. rYico also works in the UK to increase social and cultural understanding about Rwanda. Latest news Short-term volunteering opportunity.

rYico is looking for an experienced person to work with us full-time for 2 months from April 2017 (subject to funding) to share their skills to help build the capacity of the organisation. Our current priorities are to support our social business garment production industry "African Sewing Club and Centre Marembo in Rwanda. We need volunteers who can support our fundraising activities in the UK. We also welcome applications from individuals who wants to volunteer in Rwanda with relevant experience and skills in fashion and garments making and eligibility to work in the UK and Rwanda. If you feel you have other skills that may be useful to the charity, please get in touch via email or call us on 01273 234 836.

One World 365

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Search rewarding volunteering programs worldwide with One World 365 where you can help communities, wildlife and the environment.

LOVE VOLUNTEERS

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Love Volunteers provides rewarding, safe and affordable volunteering opportunities in developing countries around the world.

We offer not for profit programs fees and flexible volunteer placements from one week to six months. Whether you have a passion for teaching, construction, medical work, helping children or the elderly, helping people living with HIV/AIDS, animal welfare or conservation we have a volunteer abroad program that will suit you - and probably one in each continent.

AMAIDI International

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Since 2006 AMAIDI enables social organizations worldwide to get access to professional and general volunteer resources to be able to meet their global challenges.

Therefore we inspire and mobilize individuals, companies and universities to engage themselves locally or online, either with their skills (pro bono) or their work force (hands-on).

Amaidi International links overseas and local volunteers with local communities they want to support via building capacity of the local organizations that serve these communities such as non-governmental organizations, schools, hospitals, care-homes and social enterprises.

Amaidi International also partners with responsible travel organizations in the countries we work in, so that tourists are offered a different way of getting in touch with the soul of a country. This also allows opportunities to the local communities visited, such as earning respect for their culture and income towards their livelihood.

Amaidi International acknowledges that money, spent in the right way according to the real needs of a local community, can be a boon for the urban and rural poor, enabling them to place the first steps on the road to a better life, away from poverty and its ugly faces such as chronical illness, un-employment, lack of access to quality education and political empowerment.

SOCIAL CARE YOUTH INITIATIVE - RWANDA

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Social Care Youth Initiative - Rwanda (SCYI) is a non-governmental, non-profit and youth organization based in Southern province of Rwanda. We strive to improve both the quality and accessibility of healthcare for all Rwandans through advocacy, education, and training. SCYI was founded in 2007 by a dedicated group of Rwandan youth studying in universities and secondary schools across the country. This diverse group of young people was united by a shared commitment to improve the living standards of disadvantaged communities.

The work of SCYI is multisectorial and multidisciplinary in nature extending from health to income generating projects passing by human rights and gender equality. At SCYI, we are passionate about sustainable development, the realization of the Millennium Development Goals and the promotion of a culture of peace and universal human rights for all. SCYI aims at promoting socio economic, cultural, environmental and human development in Rwanda. SCYI is conducting activities on poor and helpless people of the community in the area of health, poverty alleviation, rural development, gender issues, human rights, formal and informal education, human resource development and training, etc.

Soutpansberg Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation (SCBC)

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The Soutpaspansberg Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation was established in 2014 in order to catalogue the biodiversity of understudied animals in the Soutpansberg region of South Africa. The project initially began with a strong herpetological emphasis; soon it became apparent that it would be impossible to limit the study to a single group. Soon amphibians, small mammals, scorpions, Theraphosidae, Odonata and Lepidoptera were added to the focus of the study. The inclusion of the additional groups has not hampered the reptilian data collection as these groups are often encountered while searching for reptiles. We aim to provide an experience that will bring people into close contact with nature – uncoupled from the everyday routines of urban-based consumer culture – and to facilitate new ways of relating to the world.

We require research assistant volunteers to help us with our ongoing project:
Currently we are looking for people interested in herpetology, entomology, arachnids and small mammals. Participants need to be comfortable around reptiles, reasonably fit and happy to live without electricity (we do have solar power) and in a remote area. Data is collected through fieldwork as well as accessing existing databases and private collections/lists. Where possible fieldwork will be conducted in understudied regions to the East and north of the Soutpansberg range. The collected information will indicate biodiversity hotspots and highlight areas for the consideration of conservational action.

The information generated from this project will include species lists, distribution within the region, habitat preferences and also biological notes of observed behaviours. One of the intended outcomes of the project and the collected information is the consolidation of the information into a publication for future research reference as well as for the education of the interested public.

Research assistants who wish to partake in their own research may do so after discussing their options and drafting a proposal with our help. We are also able to take on students who need to do an internship as part of their course if we our informed upon booking.

The SCBC aims to provide an experience that will bring people into close contact with nature – uncoupled from the everyday routines of urban-based consumer culture – and to facilitate new ways of relating to the world.

Skills and Knowledge you will acquire through participation:
• Reptile and Amphibian Identification and Data Collection for Conservation
• Setting up and maintaining Pit Fall and Funnel Traps for small vertebrates and invertebrates
• Arthropod Identification and Data Collection for Conservation
• Horticulture for Conservation
• Basic Tracking
• Bird Identification and Bird Conservation Data Collection
• Basic Ecology and Conservation in a Changing World
• Macro Photography
• Living off the Grid.

BUSOGA VOLUNTEERS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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Busoga Volunteers for Community Development (BUVOCOD) offers a wide range of volunteer projects abroad for you to participate in. From teaching, child mentoring and care, HIV/AIDs, Eevangelism, counseling, medical practitioners, fundraising, grant and proposal writing, administrators, community projects, water and sanitation,enviroment management,entrepenurship etc.

We are constantly adding to our already vast selection of volunteer projects in our needy communities as we strive to provide the needy with help in the form of volunteers. Volunteering is an unforgettable experience giving you the opportunity to see a country from the inside and experience for yourself what really goes on. You also get the opportunity to work with local people on local projects which without BUVOCOD which you wouldn't be able to do. We want you to understand another country and experience other cultures and traditions but most of all we want to see our projects benefit positively. You are here to have the time of your life so go ahead and book one of our many volunteer projects today!

LASALLIAN DEVELOPING WORLD PROJECTS

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Lasallian Developing World Projects provide opportunities for young people to give personal and practical service to the educationally deprived in developing countries. Projects involve mostly building, with some instruction/teaching and social contact. Teams of up to 12 people work to develop school or youth facilities, usually in rural or small town areas. Volunteers fund themselves and make a small contribution towards the cost of building materials. We are a Christian organisation but also work with and for those who profess other faiths. To date we have not accepted volunteers with an offending background.

CRICKET WITHOUT BOUNDARIES

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Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) is a UK based charity dedicated to helping, educating and developing local communities around the World through the spread and growth of cricket. It is also about personal empowerment, both for adults and for children. The Charity uses the sport to help develop personal skills ranging from basic teamwork to self-discipline and leadership.

CWB has three main goals:

To spread cricket through coaching children and teaching adults how to coach

To link the sport to HIV/AIDS awareness and incorporate these messages into coaching sessions.

To bring together and empower local communities through cricket.

Working in partnership with the Cricket Associations in each country, the relevant British High Commissions and the ICC, we follow a simple, 3 stage, sports development structure to try to ensure some form of sustained development of the game: 1) coach education; 2) Schools coaching, and 3) Tournament.

In Sub-Saharan Africa alone there are 22 million people living with HIV, with 2 million Adult and Child Deaths from AIDS in 2007.

A large number of those infected are children: many of whom are in cricket playing nations in Africa. It is not just medicine that is needed, but education and a focus on changing behavioural patterns.

The link between Sport (particularly cricket) and HIV/AIDS is not an obvious one to everyone. However, we found that sports coaches are in a unique position to impart a message of staying healthy and doing so within a fun and trusting environment. They often have the respect of those that they coach, and are not perceived in the same negative way that sometimes children perceive their teachers or a health worker. They are ideally placed to talk about the importance of staying healthy to fulfil someone's true potential, both on the field and in life generally.

The CWB Approach: CWB is about cultivating developing coach education and participation in playing the game, but this goes hand-in-hand with raising awareness of HIV to save lives and empower those who participate in the charity's activities.

The CWB approach can be summarised as follows:

■To build the technical expertise of local cricket authorities and groups.

■To provide equipment that allow more children to play the game.

■To mainstream safe-sex and protective behaviours to halt the spread of HIV through cricket coaching and training sessions.

■To ensure equality of treatment for all who are coached, irrespective of age, gender or their HIV status.

■To help combat gender inequalities by having boys and girls training, learning and playing together.

■To empower children by learning a disciplined sport.

Since 2005 CWB has already improved the coaching skills of over 3,500 youth and adult cricket coaches. The charity has also coached over 200,000 children, who will be the next generation of cricketers, passing on skills and knowledge in cricket grounds, schools and communities, both about cricket and about the disease.

CWB are looking to recruit volunteers for our overseas projects but also we need volunteers to work on building the charity in this country.

XCHANGE SCOTLAND

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Xchange Scotland is a charity set up by young people in Scotland to help others see the world and develop communities along the way! Our aim is to offer a world of exciting and accessible international opportunities. We are built on the principals of Active Global Citizenship and Intercultural Understanding - to inspire volunteering around the corner and around the World.

How we Work

We are part of 2 international Networks: Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations and CCIVS, which collectively allow us to cooperate with organisations within 55 countries worldwide.

Opportunities for you to see the World and Volunteer

International Volunteer Projects (IVPs)

These are from 2 weeks up to 1 year long and involves other volunteers from different countries working with you on a project benefiting the local community. Volunteers are provided with food and accommodation. While giving back you discover a country in an authentic way, exchange cultures with people from around the world and develop your sense of initiative, language skills and ability to work in a team.

Where: Over 55 countries worldwide, through our network we can offer places on over 1700 projects.

Cost: £ 250 project contribution. Volunteers have to pay for their own travel to their project and their travel insurance.

Who: Anyone over 17 years old, no skills required.

Apply: Email us at out@xchangescotland.org or phone us on 0141 237 2430. Projects happen all year round with most in the summer and are added to our website for all to see.

Looking for a longer opportunity?

Xchange Scotland sends volunteers on European Voluntary Service (EVS). This is a European Commission funded programme that enables young people to volunteer long-term abroad. From 3 months up to 1 year - mainly European countries although it is possible to go beyond Europe as well.

Cost: All costs are covered by the grant. The EVS programme pays for your living expenses, pocket money, accommodation and your travel.

What: A life changing experience to enhance young people's initiative, creativity and enterprise. Project themes are cultural, social, environmental and many more.

Who: Anyone 18-30, some projects available to 17 year olds too.

Apply: Email evs@xchangescotland.org or phone us on 0141 237 2430. Projects happen all year round.



What we do in Scotland

International Groups

Just as we send volunteers on short-term and long-term projects overseas, likewise we co-ordinate international groups to take part in similar projects in Scotland. These projects are also open to anyone living in Scotland to become Xchange Scotland Project leaders - an important role in the projects we co-ordinate here in Scotland.

If you are interested in coming to Scotland to volunteer, get in touch and we will provide information on the projects and organisations we are working with.

Our Education Work

We offer a range of exciting Non-Formal Educational Activities. These are topics related to global education, such as active citizenship, intercultural understanding, anti-sectarianism and equality. if you are interested in participating in/helping to run these workshops, then do get in touch!

www.xchangescotland.org

NGOabroad

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NGOabroad is a unique service that helps people enter international humanitarian work, in addition to providing frugal, customized international volunteer options.

This is a condensation of our International Volunteering & Internship Opportunities for 2016

CAMEROON, TANZANIA, SACRED VALLEY PERU, SRI LANKA: Nursing, Medical, Physical Therapy

INDIA: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy for kids with Disabilities

SRI LANKA, NEPAL: Slums

UGANDA: Human Rights Education

NEPAL: Trafficking

SRI LANKA: Trauma Counseling after Atrocities of Civil War

KENYA: Counseling Sexual Abuse - Social Work or Psychology

INDIA: Geriatric Social Work

TANZANIA: AIDS

MONGOLIA: Emerging Civil Society

NEPAL: Public Interest Law -> Democracy Building

UGANDA: Community Organizing & Women

RWANDA: International Development

COSTA RICA & ECUADOR; TANZANIA & RWANDA: Micro-finance & Small Enterprise Development

UGANDA, MOROCCO, CAMEROON & COSTA RICA: Women

UGANDA: Secondary School

PERU, HONDURAS & NEPAL: Education

GHANA, INDONESIA & COSTA RICA: Agriculture & Ecology. Environmental.

TANZANIA, NEPAL, KENYA: Water & Sanitation

THAI-BURMA, TANZANIA, RWANDA: Refugees

THAILAND & ECUADOR: Dance, Music, Theatre to work with kids with Disabilities

COSTA RICA, UGANDA, CAMEROON: Domestic Violence

INDONESIA: Wildlife Rescue

These are volunteer internship positions. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. No end date.

Interested? Please READ the NGOabroad website. http://www.ngoabroad.com/ then answer Questionnaire and embed with resume and email to info@NGOabroad.com

WorldTeach

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WorldTeach is a well-established NGO founded in 1986 by a group of Harvard students who were motivated by the desire to promote education at the local level in places where teachers and resources were lacking. Each year, we send about 500 volunteers, impassioned by that same desire, to the local schools and the host communities in developing countries around the world that have specifically requested our support. Since our inception, we have placed over 6,000 volunteers, providing them with teacher training, language preparation, and field support, empowering them to affect lasting change on the community they work with so that their influence will survive their experience.



We currently offer full-year and semester programs in American Samoa, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, India, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Kosrae and Pohnpei), Namibia, Panama, Tanzania, and Thailand. We also offer 2-month summer programs in China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Namibia, Poland and South Africa. Fully and partially funded programs available for year-long and semester programs. For questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 857.259.6646 or info@worldteach.org.

CHURCH MISSION SOCIETY - short term mission service

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A community of mission service, loving God's world and living God's way - The Call in Action. We aim to encourage people to live a mission lifestyle, equip people in mission service and share resources for mission work. Church Mission Society short term placements provide an experience of mission service alongside Christians in other cultures overseas. Immerse yourself in another culture, build relationships, learn about the global church and challenge your understanding of mission. Opportunities also provide professionals space to share skills, experience and faith where appropriate. Example opportunities: youth worker in Brazil, nursing assistant in Nepal, English teaching in Uganda, working with visually- or hearing-impaired children in Lebanon, church planting in France. Volunteers with an offending background may be accepted - each case is assessed separately.

The Norbert and Friends Missions

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The Norbert and Friends Missions is an NGO working with local partners to bring help and hope to communities around the country.
The Norbert and Friends Missions is under the Patronship of the Free Pentecost Church of Tanzania (www.fpct.or.tz) and aims to host and send volunteers in our community. We do plan to reach first of all the poorest regions and countries like Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, and Uganda. Note that TANZANIA is our first PRIORITY!!!

We facilitate processes, where by the community can identify their priority projects. Then, when we know what people need, we invite volunteers to join us by paying office rent, support the projects and pay a meals allowance for the staff or counter parts. Counter parts are those local people who work with volunteers and they help the volunteers by supervising projects. In other words, we call them mentors…

As a volunteering NGO we do help the local community through:-

v Providing loans

v Sponsor students who come from poor families.

v Provide vocational training to vulnerable and orphan children. Students receive different skills like computer, masonry and bricklaying, carpentry and joinery,welding and fabrication, early childhood training, etc.

v Conduct HIV/AIDS seminars

v Train villagers on sustainable agriculture

v Build schools

v Send volunteers to some projects all over the country and other African countries

v Other projects may be reached through our http://netministries.org/ministries/thenorbert

v We also preach and teach the word of God , church mission, church planting, Christian education, mercy ministries..All religious activities done differently through our mission society .
For those who like to work with our missions organizations you may write us at and then write back to Tanzania Director Norbert or you may call him at +255 755 29 66 74
Alternate email address: norbertprojects@gmail.com

QUEST OVERSEAS

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Have a passion for languages? Thrive off environmental conservation, construction and helping the survival of others? Or is good old fashioned outdoorsy adventure your kind of thing? Then check out Quest Overseas' gap year programmes and summer projects across South America and Africa.

Quest Overseas is looking for all the language lovers, the eco-friendly minded, and the world traveling thrill seekers to join their team!

“Quest was an easy decision for me because of its language + volunteering + expedition combo – it was the only company I found which did all three in one! The whole 3 months were crazy busy with hardly a moment to spare so I felt I really got my money’s worth, and they were very clear about where every penny gets spent” Jessica Bailey, Villa Maria Gap Adventure 2011

Quest Overseas fights poverty and the destruction of the environment in Africa and South America. Volunteers and projects include:

Transforming the lives of children living in poverty in Peru through workshops and education.

Climbing, swimming, crawling, surfing and laughing your way across South America on the Andean expedition.

Supporting children in Malawi through school by building schools and child sponsorship.

Working hard to protect the environment and rescued animals in Bolivia through construction and care.

Assisting with scientific research and sustainable agricultural initiatives in the Manu region of the Peruvian Amazon.

Building a new home for street children orphaned by the genocide in Rwanda.

TEARFUND

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Tearfund is a Christian relief and development agency building a global network of local churches to help eradicate poverty. Our 10 year vision is to see 50 million released from material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of 100,000 churches.

Tearfund ICS is a 10 week, government-funded volunteer overseas placement that provides the opportunity to work alongside local volunteers to make a difference in communities in some of the poorest places in the world. We currently send teams to Bolivia, Rwanda and South Africa. You will travel in small groups with the opportunity to volunteer on a range of projects from teaching, creative arts, mentoring children/teenagers that live on the streets, construction, sports coaching and agricultural work. Placements depart four times a year in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. We have 'Volunteer' places for those who are 18-25 and 'Leader' places for those who are 23 and over with no upper age bracket. Please note for leaders applying to volunteer in Bolivia, Spanish is an advantage.

To apply complete an on-line application form via www.tearfund.org/ics

iVOLUNTEER

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iVolunteer is a social enterprise that promotes volunteering. Our mission is to bring volunteers and organisations together to share time, skills and passion to promote India's social development.

We achieve our mission through a large network of individuals, NGOs, corporate organisations, initiatives and a pan India presence with offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Pune.

Our Impact Areas include Education, Environment, Gender Equality, Health, Human Rights, Disability, Child Youth and Elderly people Welfare, Poverty Alleviation and Active Citizenship.

We hope you find the inspiration you need to take a step forward because your skills can truly change lives.

iVolunteer offers the following programmes:

iVolunteer Centres facilitate volunteering in their regions by enabling individual and corporate volunteers to share their time, skills and passion with credible urban development organizations, alongside raising volunteer awareness, creating volunteer projects and enhancing organizations’ capacities to manage volunteers.

iVolunteer Overseas provides a unique opportunity for professional Indians to share their skills to fight poverty beyond India, while widening their understanding of international perspectives on development, for a better support of India in the future. iVolunteer Overseas is presented in partnership with VSO, a leading international volunteering organisation.

International Volunteer Programme (IVP) enables international volunteers to share their time and skills in India, alongside gaining an understanding of the development challenges faced in India.

India Fellow is a 13 month experiential learning program that aims to prepare young, talented leaders who have the empathy, skills and determinationto create social good. India Fellows go through a deep exposure to India's broader realities, understanding the challenges and opportunities presented in diverse environments.

Whiteboard supports NGOs with access to professional expertise in areas such as marketing, HR, Financial planning, strategic planning, governance, fundraising, and communication, helping them achieve greater efficiency.

iVolunteer Awards identify the champions leading the volunteering movement in India, recognise the contribution of volunteers and organisations that enable volunteering, and aim to celebrate; reward and promote volunteering in India. The Awards share stories that 'inspire by example' thus creating an environment that will encourage more people to volunteer.

Your Skills can Change lives; log on to www.iVolunteer.in

AFRIPOT SAFARI

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Afripotsafari provides voluntourism programs for the volunteers who wich to change the world. Come and help us change the world one day at a time. Leave your footprints in the soils of Africa.

VSO

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VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all. VSO enables people aged 18-75 to share their skills and experience with communities and organisations across the developing world. We offer placements in a range of sectors including: education (e.g. primary teachers, education leaders), health (e.g. midwives, doctors), business, communications and social development, natural resources, technical trades and engineering. Most roles are 12-24 months although some shorter assignments are available. Over 1,500 volunteers are working in over 40 countries around the world. VSO volunteers do not pay to volunteer, major expenses like flights, accommodation and a local living allowance are covered. Full training and support is provided. VSO also offers youth volunteering programmes. Global Xchange, part of the UK government International Citizen Service, offers either 3 month or 6 months placements for volunteers aged 18-22 in 12 countries in Africa and Asia. The scheme is open to everyone, whatever their background. Volunteers do not need special skills or qualifications to apply for these placements and depending on circumstances may qualify for funding. See the separate entry for Global Xchange.If you’re seeking professional development and a life-changing experience, VSO could be for you.

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