ISSN 1710-6931 March 24, 2006 Issue 69

Letter Exchange To Be Introduced At Film Screening

On March 30 the RESPECT letter exchange will be introduced and two films will be shown in Saint Jerome, Canada.

The two films, "To be a refugee" from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and a short movie made by Development and Peace, will be screened at the Saint Pierre Parish, Saint Jerome, Quebec.

Some middle school students have been invited. However, anyone interested is welcome to attend. Film Screening

Second Book Shipment Arrives at Oru Refugee Camp

RESPECT Nigeria is pleased to report that the second batch of books donated by Palo Alto Public Library, in California, USA, has arrived at Oru Primary School. The school's head teacher, Prince Olusanya Adenola Akibu, confirms that the second box of books was received on February 19th amid the excitement of students and teachers alike.

The library donation was made possible by the coordinated effort of many people. Originally, the property of Palo Alto Public Library in California, these books found their way off the shelves during one of the library's routine inventory turnovers.

Ordinarily, these books would be sorted by volunteers and made available for sale to the public at a small price. However, by contributing extra hours to the effort, library volunteer Karen Bobonich was able to obtain several boxes of these books free of charge for donation to a refugee school. Book Shipment


Students display books

Students at the Oru Primary School proudly display books from the second batch of books donated by Palo Alto Public Library in California, USA.


Deadline for RESPECT's Poster Contest April 1st

Entries for RESPECT's 2006 International Poster Competition must be postmarked no later than April 1st. Dozens of entries have been sent to RESPECT International from around the world.

Entry is free and there is still time to join in. Information on entry rules can be found on our website. Any questions you have can be sent to

Join the NetAid Global Citizen Corps

Want to make a difference in the lives of the world's poor? Think we can do more to tackle problems like HIV/AIDS and hunger?

Join the NetAid Global Citizen Corps (GCC), is national network of high school student leaders working to educate and mobilize their peers in efforts to end global poverty. The application deadline for the 2006-2007 school year is May 7, 2006.

Each year, NetAid selects a diverse group of passionate and committed high school students to become GCC Leaders. Following an intensive training, either in-person or online, GCC Leaders implement Global Action Days in their schools and local communities to raise awareness about global poverty and encourage their peers to take action. Throughout the year, GCC Leaders network with each other and receive tools, resources and support through the GCC Online Action Center.

To qualify for the GCC, you must be attending a U.S. high school during the 2006-2007 school year. You also must be willing to:

  • implement Global Action Days at your school
  • report back to NetAid on your impact
  • participate in the GCC Online Action Center

NetAid GCC

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