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Volunteerism & ICTs: Suriname
Suriname at a Glance
|Languages||Dutch (official), Surinamese (lingua franca), English widely spoken|
|Religions||Protestant 25.2%, Roman Catholic 22.8%, Hindu 27.4%, Islam 19.6%, Indigenous about 5%|
|Ethnicity||East Indians, also known locally as Hindustanis (their ancestors emigrated from northern India in the latter part of the 19th century) 37%, Creole (mixed European and African ancestry) 31%, Javanese 15.3%, "Bush Negroes," also known as Maroons (their ancestors were brought to the country in the 17th and 18th centuries as slaves) 10.3%, Amerindian 2.6%, Chinese 1.7%, Europeans 1%, other 1.1%|
|Population||470,784 (July 2007 est.)|
|Currency||Surinam Dollar (SRD)|
Get Involved with ICVolunteers' Projects in Suriname
ICVolunteers-Switzerland is the Swiss branch of ICVolunteers. Historically, the Swiss office is the cradle of the whole organization. ICVolunteers has local presence in a growing number of countries, including Suriname.
We invite you to look over what we are doing in the area.
ICVolunteers Projects in Suriname:
In October 2013, the two-year project ACTing – Social Agents Promoting Active Ageing through ICT – was launched.
KIITEC Institute, Arusha, Tanzania
KIITEC is a new technical institute dedicated to providing accessible, high quality instruction and technical experience to meet the needs of its students.
7th General Assembly of the World Blind Union
The General Assembly of the World Blind Union (WBU) is held every four years.
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