ISSN 1710-6931 November 11, 2005 Issue 60

Laine's Long Distance Letters

In a time where communication is as easy as the tap of a key or the push of a button, the handwritten letter is becoming a thing of the past. For many of us the postal service brings merely bills and bank statements. But the letters sent between students in Canada and Liberian students from Laine Refugee School in Guinea, as part of RESPECT's Global Letter Exchange Program, bring an entirely different message. Letters

Free Books For Refugees

Here are the excerpts of an interview RESPECT International had with of Madhuri Yechuri. She speaks of her experience as RESPECT volunteer.

RESPECT: Why did you decide to donate/help to donate the books to this particular group of refugee students?

Madhuri: I was looking for volunteer opportunities on UN Volunteers website and came across RESPECT Nigeria. I liked the project description, and Francis and other folks were very responsive to my initial queries! Books


Students receiving books

Books being presented to Oru Refugee Primary School pupils. The books are from Palo Alto public library in USA.


Something To Paint About

We are looking for a theme for this year's annual poster contest. We would be thrilled to receive ideas from RESPECT volunteers, e-zine readers and supporters. Email your poster contest theme ideas to me, Lisa Zilberpriver, at:

For Refugee Schools limited funds are available to help defray the cost of postage. For details, contact your RESPECT country coordinator or RESPECT International coordinator Marc Schaeffer.

Anyone interested in contributing to help refugee schools, can make a donation through our donations page. Contest


iEARN And RESPECT Meet To Coordinate Efforts

On the 29th of October 2005, Mr. Anthony Barlee of RESPECT Ghana met with representatives of iEARN-Ghana and the World Education Corps to discuss a program that could significantly enhance life and learning in the Ghanaian Refugee Community. iEARN

As in any newsletter or magazine, RESPECT e-zine is committed to striving for interesting articles and announcements concerning refugee issues all around the world.

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