ISSN 1710-6931 April 21, 2006 Issue 71

Backing the Oru Book Project

In Issue 69 of the e-Zine, Lillian Langford wrote about the Oru Book Project. The article described the second shipment sent from the Palo Alto Public Library in California to the Oru Refugee Camp in Nigeria. The books will be used in the Primary School. Book Project

Mobile Computer Training Center Classes Begin in South Kivu

Using the laptops RESPECT Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) received last year, the Mobile Computer Training Center, based in Uvira in the DRC, held its first introductory course on January, the 9th 2006. The course took place in ArtHum's offices under the supervision of Mr. Bitawa Bonde Gwisi for the School Complex "la Foi" and Mr. Kabiona Jandwa for the primary school "Ziwa." Computer Training

RESPECT Volunteer Arrives in Bujumbura

In the heat and humidity of equatorial Africa, on March 26th I arrived at the Bujumbura airport and was greeted by Dieudonné Amisi Mutambala Country Coordinator for RESPECT Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and RESPECT Burundi, and is the Director of ArtHum. The meeting begins a collaboration between RESPECT International, ArtHum, and Working To Empower. Volunteer Arrives


Children writing letters

Adults help children at the Saint-Pierre Parish, Saint Jérôme, Quebec, Canada write letters to refugee students in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


RESPECT Program in Saint Jérôme a Success

On March 30, the film screening (of two videos about refugee issues) and the introduction of the RESPECT letter exchange program to the children and parents at the Saint-Pierre Parish, Saint Jérôme, Quebec, Canada has attracted more pen pals than expected.

Many more children from Canada, than the 16 refugees from AEORA (Mutual Assistance Organization for Orphan, Repatriate and Abandoned Children), asked to take part in the letter exchange. AEORA is in Uvira, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Film Screening


RESPECT Ghana Successfully Gains Non-profit Status

RESPECT Ghana has successfully obtained its registration certificate, which gives it credibility as a non-profit organization and opens up opportunities to seek funding internally and internationally.

Fred Ayifli, the country coordinator of RESPECT Ghana, says this is a major step for the organization because with this certificate they can now apply more widely for funding to help manage and expand their programs.

Established in 2003, RESPECT Ghana currently operates primarily on personal funding, voluntary contributions, and support from the Foundation for a Better Tomorrow (FOBET) and RESPECT International. Non-profit Status

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