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Robert
Steinbrenner
Languages: 
English
French
Latin
October, 1976
Bio: 
Robert Steinbrenner are my names. I was born on October 4th, 1976 to Jessica and Mark Stainbrenner in Edmonton, Aberta here in Canada. I hold a series of certificates and Higher Diploma psychological Counseling. I am married to Rose-Mary and we have a girl child. We are born again Christians and we are part of the Bethesda Ministry Church International where we minister as evangelists. I have been a volunteer in Uganda with Rev. Joseph Kiyimba's ABA Foundation and here in Canada with Church ministry on several different projects. I loved volunteering and am indeed a volunteer!
Volunteering Experience: 
I worked on a number of different projects in three months with ABA Foundation, one of which was with young people in two schools, giving lessons on issues important to their futures and their community. We tried to steer away from the curriculum because they can get taught that. But we were teaching them things like future planning, and how to practically problem solve. We did health and hygiene, we did discrimination, and the environment. I never thought I could see myself as a teacher. Our team also worked at a youth club to encourage the young people to tackle problems themselves, and extended that approach to the community they were working in. I had challenges, with noisy students outside the classroom at one of the schools sometimes making it hard to engage with the attentive class inside. But there were high points too. One time we were doing a problem solving session. We were taking the sheets back, and a child came up to me and said ‘thank you so much, this has really helped me to understand how to overcome my problems.’ That was like a really high moment for me. I’ll never forget that. Our team found that the best approach to development wasn’t always the most direct. You can’t go into a village and say you’re doing this wrong, this is how you should do it. You can only just try to set an example, and see if people follow. Now I am a firm believer of the impact that young people can have volunteering overseas, I also have an understanding that there’s no quick fix. Lasting change can take time. It brings a spark into the village. So much happens, and things evolve around you. Things fall into place, everyone tries to help, it’s really good. But it’s too soon to see a big change right now. Maybe like six months, maybe a year into the programme you’ll start to see a change. Now full of new found confidence, back in Canada but already have plans to volunteer overseas again in the near future. I also wants to go to local youth club and tell them about Volunteering abroad maybe with ABA Foundation.
Education: 
Diploma in Counseling
Occupation: 
Christian Counselor
Other Skills: 
Interpreter of French to English
Robert Steinbrenner
Edmonton
Canada
Languages:
English, French, Latin
October, 1976
Description
Robert Steinbrenner are my names. I was born on October 4th, 1976 to Jessica and Mark Stainbrenner in Edmonton, Aberta here in Canada.

I hold a series of certificates and Higher Diploma psychological Counseling. I am married to Rose-Mary and we have a girl child. We are born again Christians and we are part of the Bethesda Ministry Church International where we minister as evangelists.

I have been a volunteer in Uganda with Rev. Joseph Kiyimba's ABA Foundation and here in Canada with Church ministry on several different projects. I loved volunteering and am indeed a volunteer!
Volunteering Experience
I worked on a number of different projects in three months with ABA Foundation, one of which was with young people in two schools, giving lessons on issues important to their futures and their community. We tried to steer away from the curriculum because they can get taught that. But we were teaching them things like future planning, and how to practically problem solve. We did health and hygiene, we did discrimination, and the environment. I never thought I could see myself as a teacher. Our team also worked at a youth club to encourage the young people to tackle problems themselves, and extended that approach to the community they were working in.

I had challenges, with noisy students outside the classroom at one of the schools sometimes making it hard to engage with the attentive class inside. But there were high points too. One time we were doing a problem solving session. We were taking the sheets back, and a child came up to me and said ‘thank you so much, this has really helped me to understand how to overcome my problems.’ That was like a really high moment for me. I’ll never forget that.

Our team found that the best approach to development wasn’t always the most direct. You can’t go into a village and say you’re doing this wrong, this is how you should do it. You can only just try to set an example, and see if people follow.
Now I am a firm believer of the impact that young people can have volunteering overseas, I also have an understanding that there’s no quick fix. Lasting change can take time. It brings a spark into the village. So much happens, and things evolve around you. Things fall into place, everyone tries to help, it’s really good. But it’s too soon to see a big change right now. Maybe like six months, maybe a year into the programme you’ll start to see a change.

Now full of new found confidence, back in Canada but already have plans to volunteer overseas again in the near future. I also wants to go to local youth club and tell them about Volunteering abroad maybe with ABA Foundation.
Education
Diploma in Counseling
Occupation
Christian Counselor
Other Skills
Interpreter of French to English
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