What is volunteerism ?
When I applied CCI Program( CCIP is a scholarship program in the USA. It funds by US Goverment)
I haven’t had any idea about this word. Okay!! I had some volunteer experience but It was simple works for me. When I came
to the USA I recognized how important is volunteering and volunteerism. I have a lot of experience for volunteerism in the USA. For instance; “ I had a Turkish Teacher. I met with her in Mesa Community College. She is Christian and I’m Muslim. I spent many times with her and her family in 10 months. And I decided to go to the churches I just wanted to observe new people and environment.
As you know about Syria. At the time war was really bad in Syria. We have asylum and camps in Hatay, Turkey for Syrian refugees because they can live in Turkey freely. That’s why some churches were collecting money or people were donating money to church for helping Syrian refugees in Turkey. In one night they collected 12 thousands dollar. And I heard some Christian people worked in Hatay, Turkey for refugees. Also they still work in there.
In my country more than %90 people are Muslim. We have to help them. Because we have almost same culture, religion. Also our doors are open for everyone Good thing is Christians help to Muslims and Muslims help to Christians. No matter what is difference between all religions. Important thing is humanity for volunteering. In some environment this idea really good in the USA. “
What I recognized in the USA ?
The USA has different nations, values, religions, cultures etc. those are important things for every community and every community wants to live those things freely. Main think is they live those important things in the USA. And everyone respect each other when they live their religion, cultures etc.
I just tried to explain what is definition of developed country for me with 2 questions. Still Some countries (like Turkey) are developing countries. Those countries should need to take some ideas from the USA. Maybe with those thoughts we can make difference together in our earth.