RESPECT is growing everyday, everywhere!
Welcome to RESPECT
We are an apolitical, international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Our flagship project is a global letter exchange program introducing refugee students to non-refugee students. This project creates pen pal relationships between the students, helping non-refugee students learn about the issues facing refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
RESPECT's goals are:
- To increase awareness of refugee issues among non-refugee students in participating countries.
- To build bridges between non-refugee students and refugee students through pen-pal letter exchange.
- To encourage students to act to raise awareness of refugee issues and to raise some funds for their refugee school.
The answers to many of your questions about RESPECT can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.
RESPECT Board of Directors
- Marc Schaeffer
- Robyn Mossman
- Michelle Saper
- Kae Sasaki
- Louise Thiessen
- Rylee Cizik