ISSN 1710-6931 September 30, 2005 Issue 57

Unite for Sight and RESPECT Help Krisan Refugee Camp

Anthony Macedo Barlee's visit to the Krisan Refugee Centre in August had a variety of objectives, all to be accomplished in only two days.

Anthony's visit began with a very nice, but terrifying all-day drive from Buduburam in the central region of Ghana to Krisan Refugee Camp, a three hour drive from the nearest city. Krisan Camp hosts around 3000 registered refugees from a number of African countries, including Sudan, Liberia, and Chad. There is only one school available to the refugees, running from kindergarten to primary. Few refugee students have access to Ghanaian junior and senior high schools.

As part of his visit, Anthony, Programs Coordinator for RESPECT Ghana, began the process of setting up a letter exchange between Krisan Refugee School and a non-refugee school. One of the teachers, Prince Emmanuel Macaully, has taken on the role of coordinating the letter exchange, and is also acting as RESPECT Coordinator at the camp. This includes being responsible for recruiting others willing to volunteer their services for the betterment of the community. Krisan

An Alliance To Connect Refugees With The World

RESPECT International and One World Youth Project have agreed to a partnership working in the Buduburam Refugee Camp School in Ghana.

Both organizations are involved in youth affairs and will help refugee youth at the camp build a stronger partnership with youth communities around the globe through a variety of youth action and exchange programmes. They will work closely to enhance cultural understanding, leadership training, and service learning by linking middle and high school refugee students with their non-refugee counterparts throughout the world. Youth


Youth from Buduburam Refugee Camp

International Youth Day celebration attendees from the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana.


Apologies to Father Godard

We apologize to Father Godard for not properly identifying him as the owner of the post office box RESPECT is being allowed to receive mail through at no charge. We apologize to Father Godard for the error and thank him for his generosity.

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Conference Commemorates International Youth Day

A one-day stakeholder's conference on youth and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), was organized by the Youth Employment Summit (YES)-Ghana Country Network. The conference commemorated the United Nations International Youth Day (IYD) set aside by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 54/120 for celebrating the achievements and critical role of young people in nation building, as well as raising awareness about the pertinent issues affecting the productive and sustainable development of youth who are the world's fastest growing population.

During the conference RESPECT Ghana and YES Ghana signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be constructive partners. YES

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