ISSN 1710-6931 August 11, 2006 Issue 79

RESPECT Refugiados Prepares European Campaign

The Council of Europe and the European Youth Foundation recently agreed to grant funds to RESPECT Refugiados, the European member of RESPECT International. The funds will be used for the creation of an international campaign to raise awareness of refugee issues among non-refugee students. RESPECT Refugiados

Computer Resource Center – From Vision To Reality

RESPECT Guinea's Computer Resource Centre is the result of a vision that two gentlemen, Mr. Alex Adjei and Mr. Samuel Boateng, had in 2003. Alex was a principal for Mohomou Refugee School and Samuel is a former country coordinator for RESPECT Guinea. Resource Center

Global Letter Exchange In Yaoundé Is Growing

The RESPECT global letter exchange campaign in Yaoundé, Cameroon, is growing. Coordinated by Nestor Nyoma, a Burundian urban refugee who lives in Yaoundé, RESPECT Cameroon (former Club RESPECT Yaoundé) now has two groups of pen-pals. The first group, which begun in 2004, consists of nine teenage refugees and continues at a more constant pace than last year. Another group with five adult refugees started to exchange letters with the young adults from the Center of Assistance by Work (CAT) La Rivière in Pontivy (Brittany). Letter Exchange


Young urban refugees

Nestor Nyoma (back row) and some young urban refugees who take part in the RESPECT Global Letter Exchange in Yaoundé, Cameroon.


Poster Contest Winners

After a lengthy delay created by slow postal service from refugee areas, the RESPECT Poster Contest winners have been chosen. Dozens of entries from all over the world were received interpreting this year's theme Road to Peace.

The judges had a hard time to pick four winning posters from all of the great entries! Based on the number of entries, three non-refugee winners and one refugee winner were chosen.

Refugee Winner

Non-refugee Winners

  • 1st prize
  • 1st prize: Chan Ho Wai, School of Creativity, Hong Kong (age 14)
  • 3rd prize
  • 3rd prize: Skye Thomas, Palo Community School, USA (age 12)

A big thank you goes out to Rylee Cizik and Kae Sasaki for judging the poster contest and to Lisa Zilberpriver for coordinating this year's poster contest. Poster Contest


Garden Projects

I extend thanks to all those who have provided the support and energy put into the garden projects which we have begun work on. Those helping include Shaping New Worlds (SNW); with special thanks to Alfred Kinyea and the students of Dominion Christian Academy (DOMICA) and RESPECT Intellectual Club RIC) for their hard work. Garden Projects

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