ISSN 1710-6931 February 10, 2006 Issue 66

New To Love Children Project Creates Youth Councils

Kids Council and Youth Advisory Council is a new project undertaken by David Waldman, Founder President of To Love Children Educational Foundation.

The Kids Council and Youth Advisory Council will help children learn new skills, meet and work with children from all parts of the world through email, travel to different countries to see the difference they have made, publish art work and writings by children, learn other languages, and link to other youth groups around the world. Youth

Refugees in Guinea Hoping for Improved Postal Service

RESPECT Guinea is hoping for their best year with the Letter Exchange Program in Mohomou Refugee School this year, says Pastor Kumi, RESPECT Guinea Country Coordinator. 2005 was difficult because of the posting system was very slow, sometimes taking up to three weeks for letters to leave the N'zerekore region for the Conakry town. Moreover, the repatriation and resettlement in various refugee camps caused delays in locating the rightful owners of letters. Letters


Sandrine and Fred
Sandrine Cortet and Fred Ayifli meet in New York.

Fred Ayifli, RESPECT Ghana's Country Coordinator is currently in the USA to visit family and to study until this August. Fred was able to meet with Sandrine Cortet, French RESPECT Coordinator, in New York for a brief visit.

Both Fred and Sandrine seemed to enjoy their face-to-face visit. Face-to-face visits are very rare with an online organization like RESPECT.

Sandrine said, "The photos were taken when Fred and his cousin left our home, we were quite excited to have shared about projects and Fred's next months in North America."

Fred said, "Sandrine and I met at her home. It was so nice to meet her in person. She's such a lovely person with fantastic ideas about helping build RESPECT into a stronger network."


Free Download of Human Rights Document

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) [] has published 10 Keys to Understand and Use the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights. It is available for free download.

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights was founded on January 25, 2004. This document, available in English and French, has been designed to be informative, educational, and practical. It provides useful tools to victims of human rights violation in Africa and to human rights advocates who may be involved with this new international organization.

FIDH is a non-profit organization, originally founded in 1922 in France and gathers 141 member organizations in 100 different countries today. Its aim is "to obtain effective improvements in the protection of victims, the prevention of human rights abuse and the prosecution of those responsible" around the world.


RESPECT And To Love Children Sign Agreement

RESPECT International and To Love Children Foundation began 2006 agreeing to work together for the welfare of refugee children by creating sustainable educational opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.

David Kenneth Waldman, Founder/President of To Love Children Educational Foundation (TLC) (USA) and Marc Schaeffer, Founder/International Coordinator of RESPECT International (Canada) agreed to work jointly on refugee education with a special focus on the education of female refugee children and other related issues. MOU

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