How can I help people in other countries?

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Shortie
December 6th, 2015 9:25pm
You can donate if you have the money to spare. You can talk to them and make them feel better. You can refer them to 7cups or send them their countries suicide hotline if they're in any risk.
PrincessPea247
August 29th, 2015 8:59am
There are lots of ways that you can help people in other countries. One is that you can donate to charities. In addition to this charities, schools and other organisations sometimes fund projects where you can go out to other countries and help people. You can also volunteer for places like holiday camps where you can help as well. The final way I can think of to help people in other countries is this website; here the listeners connect with people from lots of different countries.
Mercedez
August 21st, 2015 9:45pm
There are plenty of ways to do that . theres Unicef and you can donate school supplies to poor countries like Africa and Asia the kids there really appreciate it . World Vision is also a great way to help .
Phillip985
November 11th, 2015 3:51pm
You can always help people in different areas of the world. It might not be so effective since you can't really embrace the other person face-to-face.. but that doesn't mean you can't be there for somebody when they need to talk about something.
Allerhelp12
January 30th, 2018 1:42pm
become long distance friends, call each other or text everyday, send letters to one another and try communicate feelings but chatting bout them daily.
Anonymous
August 19th, 2015 2:18pm
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Bella20
August 19th, 2015 4:07pm
I make things for my church and then give them to my pastor who gives them to our mission trip. The mission trip takes them over there and whatever I make helps them. Because not many people have everything they need. it cheers them up to recieve something made just for them.
heavenlyEagle22
August 21st, 2015 10:27pm
I think we are helping others in other countries, moreso worldwide. there are hundreds of people that come on here everyday, from all over the world. and we are able to assist them as listeners.
Nemanjica
September 9th, 2015 11:12pm
You can try providing help, by hearing their problems. No matter where they are in which country, we are all the same. We all have same problems from time to time.
IndigoHealer
September 18th, 2015 4:09pm
Cross cultural knowledge is important to understanding and relating. Women's issues are one area where global location has a massive influence on personal stories. If you don't know much about the political and socio economic factors outside your own environment, then brush up on it through news and your own discovery. Keep in mind that cultural values play an influence on how someone perceives themselves and their options. Women in Muslim countries, parts of Africa, India and Asia may not have the same resources for protection and support - alienation from family support is therefore often a crucial factor in their sense of security. TedTalks on YouTube has fabulous videos on lots of subjects relevant to the support we give here. Addiction, relationships, domestic violence, etc... Check it out and always keep building bridges by expanding your own awareness.
KiForEverybody
August 19th, 2015 3:18pm
we are all connected via the sunlight, the wind, the water, the earth, the decision we take every day. People in other countries can be listened and as a result they will be helped
Anonymous
August 20th, 2015 10:28am
The internet is a beautiful place that connects the world, I suggest you get to know the each other - not just their struggles but their likes, interests, cultures and traditions - see them as a human not as a disorder
psykt
August 20th, 2015 3:38pm
I can do a lot of things. Obviously I do this. I listen to people. In general though I show that I care. I can show that I won't stand for the hurt and pain people have.
PRUNE4BEE
August 21st, 2015 7:23am
By being on this site, i have reached out to people thousands of miles away from me. The special thing about that is that all i have to do is listen, really hear them out. I fin dthat most of them ALREADY KNOW WHAT THE MATTER IS its just a matter of holding up the mirrior
kindHeart33
August 21st, 2015 6:18pm
Helping people in other countries may sound like quite the challenge! Fear not, as people experience the same emotions all around the globe. When helping people in other countries, it is often beneficial to leave a tab open just for Google while you chat. This tab can give you quick incite, offer resources specific to the country your member/guest is from, and maybe even teach you some new things in the process! If ever you feel you can't help your member/guest, don't hesitate to refer them to a listener that may be more able to help out. Always ask your member/guest before doing this! Remember there is no shame in having another listener take over. We all have different levels of experience and specialize in different areas. Keep it fun, safe, and do your best!
zdla
August 22nd, 2015 8:20am
Give them advice like you would any other individual in america or a state that you live in, because they need your help no matter what situation is
Lucypink91
August 23rd, 2015 7:56am
Emotional support is stronger than the distance , you can communicate with them online and give them your emotional support :)
Anonymous
August 23rd, 2015 8:35pm
The best way would be to go to other countries in person, but that's not an option for everyone. Consider supporting local, cultural accommodation groups, or even volunteering in one yourself.
Tumb13weed
August 27th, 2015 6:35pm
As long as communication isn't a barrier due to language or technology, you can extend verbal and resource support to anyone on the planet, and some in space. However, it helps to know more about the country - the environment contributes to a person's health and thought process. Some things that are not a big deal in your country may be considered strange in theirs, so it helps to have a little sociopolitical knowledge. Additionally, one can look up the resources in that country (eg AA hotline etc), and direct the person accordingly if need be. Place yourself in their shoes. And in their country.
Anonymous
August 28th, 2015 2:49pm
I found it easier to start up conversations that made people comfortable when they were from a country other than mine because it was a good conversation starter and meant they could talk about themselves and get used to me asking questions. Although flaws were cultural barriers even between UK and US things like religion are viewed extremely differently so it's hard to know what is an inoffensive way of talking about it (it would be pretty good to have a training task on religion and appropriate ways to articulate in other cultures). I also found it easier to talk to people from other countries and vise-versa because there seemed to be less impact if they were far away and like you're less lonely if someone from a hole other culture gets your problem.
lollypeach
August 30th, 2015 8:29am
To help, is to channel your energy and your time and other means that you can provide to better something. And since you're on 7cups, the most obvious answer would be to become a listener. 7cups allows people from all over the world to come and be them beautiful selves and express themselves however they like. A listener helps making them happen by lending their ears, and providing time, energy and opportunity. It's just helping others at its simplest form.
Anonymous
August 30th, 2015 10:02pm
To help people in other countries you can widen your spoken languages. Also make sure to post all spoken languages in your biography so people know xx
Blackadam
September 2nd, 2015 7:11am
Simple - By doing the help in your country , you can help other . Charity begins at home . first you help yourself , then you can extend the support to the needy.
PoliteOcean
September 2nd, 2015 6:20pm
You can check online perhaps and google how to help to other countries. You can go to local churches or ministries which might also help and reach out to other countries in need.
EmmyRose
September 3rd, 2015 2:03pm
The internet. 7cups of tea is a great site to hep people. Ive also used tumblr to help people who just need someone to talk to. I know there is other sites as well like this one you could use.
kindSunshine18
September 4th, 2015 10:49am
Learn about their culture, interact and observe and don't be judgmental. People say a lot about where they come in few minutes of interaction :)
Anonymous
September 6th, 2015 4:29am
By knowing other languages,and by investigating hot lines- or help centers around the world,so that we can inform them
Alwaysherexoxx
September 6th, 2015 12:45pm
Talk to people in other countries like you would someone in your country iv there is a language barrier then maybe pass them to someone who can speak there language but make sure you try and help them as much as possible!
Anonymous
September 8th, 2015 2:55am
It depends on how you want to help. Usually, it involves finding a humanitarian organization,and most often, it involves sending money. There are also opportunities like construction or teaching, which are more hands on.
paperCrane15
September 10th, 2015 12:53pm
Just by talking to them. Sometimes people just need to talk to someone, to be heard and to feel some support. You can always provide here, for example! And if you mean material support, then you can always do some donations.