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December 30, 2013
One Voice Global Cabaret on January 19th


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Mimi and Grace Presentation on January 12th


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December 29, 2013
Who We Are, and What We're Doing



In the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York lies a small town known as Woodstock. Woodstock is special because it is known for it's sense of community and desire for peace. This town is where the volunteer organization 'One Voice For Laos' was born. One Voice For Laos is an organization that is run by Evelyne Pouget, few adults, and many local teenagers. We work to raise money for Orphans in Laos, specifically at the Deak Kum Pa Orphanage. Over the past three years, we have raised over 30,000 dollars and have taken a trip to the orphanage we provide for. We are planning to make another trip to Laos this coming summer.

Recently, we have expanded to 'One Voice Global.' This past month, Evelyne Pouget, Mimi Ditkoff, and Grace Miller took a trip to Mexico. While they were there, they spent time at Casa de Los Angeles in San Miguel de Allende. Casa de Los Angeles is a nursery that cares for children, and helps the less fortunate. Additionally, Evelyne found out more about an orphanage that we are going to support, Casa Hogar. We now support these two places in Mexico and a few orphanages in Laos. In the future, we hope to be involved in many more countries.

One of our goals is to raise money in a fun and positive way. We often hold dances for teenagers, and have an annual cabaret where local musicians come and perform. This organization is so unique because it not only improves the lives of less fortunate children, but it unites the teenager community of the Hudson Valley, where Woodstock is located. We are proud to say that we have helped get the Orphans a water filtration system, scholarships for college, money for meat, new school resources, and many more wonderful things.

One Voice Global puts a lot of emphasis on creating young humanitarians and global citizens. Through team-building activities, cultural exchange, and onsite visits to orphanages we support, we help teens to blossom into service-minded adults.

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One Practical Result of Our Efforts


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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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December 12, 2013
Hudson Valley Teens Sponsor Art Exhibit, in Woodstock, to Benefit Orphans

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On Sunday, December 15th at 2:00 pm, One Voice Global, will be hosting a benefit art show, showcasing original paintings of three young Laotian artists from the orphanage Deak Kum Pah, in Northern Laos.

The event will be held at the Woodstock Art Association & Museum, and will include a panel discussion with local teen volunteers from area schools throughout the Hudson Valley and Catskills region.

The students on this panel are involved in the One Voice community and some have traveled to the Deak Kum Pah orphanage and met the three artists whose work will be on display.

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Panel members will discuss their experience with the the One Voice charity, the featured artwork of the three Laotian artists, and their experience of visiting the orphanage, as well as the recent transition of the One Voice for Laos organization into the new One Voice Global.

Sale of the paintings will raise funds to send the three gifted orphaned painters to art school next year.

With the help of One Voice Global and the local Hudson Valley community, Sensong, Kongless and Khuasong, respectively 21, 18 and 19, could achieve the amazing gift of a higher education, in a country where one's next meal is rarely taken for granted.

One Voice Global is a non-profit, humanitarian aid organization, based in New York Hudson Valley. Our mission is to help local teenagers develop the kind of mindset, skills, and abilities they need to become compassionate humanitarians, social activists and global citizens.

We accomplish our goal by improving the lives of orphans and other children in need through fundraising projects, cultural exchange, and onsite service visits to the organizations we serve.

Cassidy Kristal-Cohen is a junior at Rondout Valley High School and has been working with public relations for the One Voice organization for two years.

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December 09, 2013
Last Photo from Casa de Los Angeles


Evelyne made one last visit, today, to the Casa de Los Angeles Day Care Center in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Here's the photo. Hopefully, another trip there can happen next year. Interested in going?

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December 05, 2013
Bueno News from Evelyne in San Miguel


We just had a fabulous week at La Casa De los Angeles in San Miguel de Allende with two of One Voice Global's pioneer students, Mimi Ditkoff and Grace Miller. It was truly an extraordinary experience for them (and for me, too) and they are committed to sharing their experience, photos, and sweet feelings with all of you.

I am so proud of their good work and dedication during this short, but very full week. Mimi and Grace are back in school as of this morning.

I will be staying in San Miguel until December 9th to secure One Voice Global's relationship with Casa De Los Angeles and also to learn more about the orphanage we are thinking of supporting -- Casa Hogar.

Thanks, again, to all of you for being willing to help this worthy project. It will need all of our combined efforts to make it happen this year!

What follows are the names and a partial description of some of the One Voice Global volunteer positions. If I left anyone out, I will add it, here, later.

MARTY: Help create a website. Also interested in helping create a service curriculum.

JEN: Coordinate PR and social media and will also be part of our curriculum design effort. She has already started to work with the teens in preparation for our Art Opening, at WAAM, on 12/15.

ITA: Coordinating community outreach. Ita has done some research already and will be sending this info to the curriculum team.

Teen project leader. She has done it in the past and will be working with a group of teens to prepare a Cabaret event, on January 19th, at Oriole 9, in Woodstock.

NINA: Thinking about being on the the curriculum team.

ROB: The Producer/Videographer/Editor of our future documentary. He has already begun filming our meetings.

LINDA: Special projects and/or event production. Maybe part of the Gala team.

DEBORAH: Special projects and may be collaborating with Linda on the Gala.

LESLIE: Our awesome Director of Strategic Planning and also a member of our core group of advisors. Keeps us on track with our mission and vision!

LEAH: Will be assisting me (Evelyne). Starting in January. Yea!!!

LISA: As soon as she frees herself up from some existing commitments, she will be developing our humanitarian/service curriculum.

JILL: Helping develop the curriculum and is already helping with the planning for the Spring Gala.

MITCH: Writer, editor, blogger, and Core Group member.

LUC: Offering his Oriole 9 restaurant for us to use for meetings and presentations. May help in other ways, too.

REINA: Helping us expand our project to other communities. Reina can sell just about anything to the whole world -- and is a great supporter of the project.

MICHAEL: Wants to help and will meet me, in December, to explore possible ways he can dive in.

Wants to work with the teens and help with events.

SURESH: The coach for our curriculum team.

EVELYNE: Orchestrating, directing, communicating, envisioning, etc.

WOW! What a team! Each one of you has so much to offer, so much expertise! So much compassion, as well!

As soon as I return to Woodstock, I will begin conversations with each one of you to co-design your role in a way that is comfortable for you and beneficial to the project.

In the meantime, please feel free to contact me and each other if you have any ideas or suggestions.

Our next event is being planned by the teens and I hope you will all attend and help us promote it -- an Art Show Opening at WAAM, and a panel discussion by some of our great teens about the three artists, from the Deak Kum Pah orphanage, who we are trying to send to art school next year.

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One Voice Global is a humanitarian aide organization, based in Woodstock. Our mission is to help Hudson Valley teenagers develop the kind of mindset, skills, and abilities they need to become compassionate humanitarians, social activists and global citizens. We accomplish our goal by improving the lives of orphans and other children in need through fundraising projects, cultural exchange, and onsite service visits to the organizations we serve.

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The Documentary