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  • A cordial relation
  • Serve in silence and simplicity
  • The inclination to serve
  • Service for the groups

A cordial relation

The only key for establishing a cordial relation is to do something for the others, knowing their needs.

Serve in silence and simplicity

We should do some service for which we don't get money, in silence and simplicity. This gives joy and liberates from the debts of one's individual karma.

The inclination to serve

Good Will is an attitude to have the inclination to serve at all times and to watch out for opportunities.

Service for the groups

The measure for service is: What have you done for the group? Natural groups form themselves around us, at home or at our work. We shouldn't define group in a too narrow manner.

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Buena Voluntad en Acción

“Good Will is Love in Action”

Service

The Organisation

“BUENA VOLUNTAD EN ACCIÓN” (Good Will in Action, BVA) is a non-profit NGO in Barcelona, Spain, to help promote the social and labour inclusion of people on the brink of social marginalisation:

The association was founded in 1997 with the inspiration of the words of Dr. K. Parvathi Kumar on Service.

  • a non-religious, non-partisan and independent association
  • active in the district of Poble Sec of Barcelona, Spain
  • In 2012, more than 10 000 uses and nearly 1000 families attended to
  • All activities are based on the collaboration of volunteers, and are conducted with their participation and collaboration.
  • More than 90 people help in a disinterested way with the projects.

The goal of BVA is to create good relationships in order to build a society, which is more human, just and solidary.

The work is focused on people who suffer from situations of social exclusion and are victims of poverty

Activities

Depending on the persons’ situation, the individualised work schemes include participation in training workshops:

  • teaching,
  • job placement,
  • job search techniques etc.,

together with covering the basic needs of the home while the family is on the programme.

Besides the projects, which are especially centred on adults, there are projects intended for two particularly vulnerable groups: children and young people:

  • A school support project for children from age 6 to 13 has been developed over the last 10 years;
  • a new project has been added in 2012 called Young People in Action (Jovenes en Acción), including both academic and vocational aspects for young people from age 16 to 25. This project is being carried out jointly with another neighbour association.

In addition, BVA also offers excursions for youth in Barcelona during the month of July and participates in Solidarity at Christmas campaigns which include donating presents to the children who attend the programmes.

More information

Buena Voluntad en Acción (es) Website of the NGO
TV film about Buena Voluntad (Catalan)

For more details about the activities see the Annual Report of WTT-Global.

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Team and Financing

The activities are carried out by a team of volunteers and is coordinated by four salaried workers and the Board of Directors.

The activities are financed by public funding and private donations.

The goal of BVA is to create good relationships to build a society more human, just and solidary.