ISSN 1710-6931 August 19, 2005 Issue 54

International Leadership Conference 2005 Held In Ghana

The International Leadership Conference 2005 was held in Ghana from 1 to 7 August. Young people involved in various initiatives from different parts of the world came together for the conference. The theme of the Conference was: When African Tradition Meets the Global Future.

Participants and facilitators came from Peru, Japan, Austria, Liberia, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Togo, Nigeria, Australia and USA.

Harriett Nettles, Program Director of the Apeadu Peace Centre , assisted RESPECT Ghana with facilitating the participation of three young refugee students. The students from the Buduburam Refugee Camp, were selected as representatives of their respective schools which are involved in the RESPECT Global Letter Exchange. Conference

Computers For Democratic Republic of the Congo Refugees

In an interview with RESPECT International, Dieudonne A. Mutambala, National Co-ordinator of RESPECT International in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Founder and Director of ‘Artists for Humanity (ArtHum)’, who is actively involved for the welfare of refugees/internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Kivu Province, speaks about the computers he recently received from ‘Computers for Schools’ - Manitoba (Canada) to set up a mobile computer training center for refugees and IDPs, and overall problems of refugee population in DRC. Here are the excerpts of the interview:

RESPECT: Recently you have received four laptops, who donated the computers and for what purpose?

Dieudonne: The computers were donated by the organization ‘Computers for Schools’ from Manitoba (Canada). The purpose of this donation, as requested by the International Coordination of RESPECT, is to set up a mobile computer training center. Computers


Trainee farmers work on assignments

Front view of trainee farmers working on their various assignments during the two day intensive on-farm training in survival gardening and drip irrigation technology. The training was conducted by Anthony Macedo Barlee, Agricultural Program Director, RESPECT Ghana.


RESPECT Ghana's Country Coordinator Wins Award

 Ayifli Fred Kodzo
Ayifli Fred

RESPECT Ghana's Country Coordinator Mr. Ayifli Fred Kodzo, was one of the recipients of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Youth Education and Training Awards for Africa.

The awards are sponsored by CIDA in partnership with the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), providing financial assistance for various training. Out of 1,980 applications received from Ghana, Ethiopia, Mali, and Senegal, Fred was one of the thirty-six young development workers from Ghana who received the award. Award

You Have Just Touch A Life At The Oru Refugee Camp!

Below are excerpts of a letter from Francis Abayomi, Country Coordinator, RESPECT Nigeria to Meesa Chungfat and the members of the action group she started as part of Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada.

On behalf of RESPECT Nigeria, I wish to express my profound gratitude as we received with hearty joy and appreciation for your contribution of $200 (CAD) on the spot and approving RESPECT as an action group as hat benefits the computer center will have for refugees. This [will be used] towards enriching the lives of the refugees living in the Camp at Oru, from your prompt and selfless contribution, [who] will have access to computer education! Life


PEOI and RESPECT International Agree On MOU

Professional Education Organization International (PEOI) and RESPECT International have agreed on a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) combining efforts to give greater access to online and digital educational materials to people around the world. Courses

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