Another Great Year
RESPECT International has had another great year of working to increase awareness of refugee issues amongst non-refugee students and empowering refugee communities. We have introduced another approximately 1500 refugee students to non-refugee students by pen-pal letter exchange this year. Some of these letter exchanges have resulted in ongoing relationships between communities including small and moderate fund-raising events and the forwarding of care packages.
RESPECT Nigeria was the beneficiary of a fund raising effort to establish a computer resource centre. The funds are in place, we now need to work to source and send the computers early in 2006.
RESPECT International is pleased and excited that RESPECT Europe was born in mid-2005.
Online Volunteer of the Year, Sandrine Cortet, continues to work hard to build and maintain French RESPECT. RESPECT would also like to take this opportunity to thank Will Wallace for maintaining our e-Zine and Website -- combined these two are the face and voice of RESPECT.
We continue to work to develop new partnerships with Roots & Shoots and To Love Children (TLC) as well as maintaining cooperation with UNHCR Canada, Unite for Sight (UFS), and Teachers Without Borders.
RESPECT would like to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Holiday! Thank you for being a part of RESPECT in 2005 and I look forward your continued involvement in 2006.