ISSN 1710-6931 September 8, 2006 Issue 81

Buduburam Refugee Camp Celebrates At RIC Summit

Thanks for all your support for the successful organization of the RESPECT Intellectual Club (RIC) United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs) Summit and Awards Night held on August 24, 2006.

The event coincided with the 150th Flag Day Celebration of Liberia which was also celebrated by organizations, churches, institutions and students.

The RESPECT Intellectual Club UN MDGs summit marked the first of its kind to be held on the Buduburam Refugee Camp since the Millennium Campaign was officially launched six years ago. The theme of this year's summit was: Youth and The Millennium Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities for Development. RIC Summit

Refugees Organize Programs For Their Own Development

As it is in many African refugee camps, Lugufu, Tanzania is a camp where refugees initiate or organize programs themselves for their own development. This has proved to be good for creating and developing a sense of ownership and responsibility for refugees.

Lugufu has many refugee organizations including the Center of Youth Development and Adult Education (CELA). The center has worked with RESPECT International for almost one and a half years, and it is through this partnership with RESPECT that the center has been recognized by other organizations within and outside the camp. Refugee Programs


Aaron Lawson, Guest Speaker

United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs) Summit and Awards Night guest speaker Mr. Aaron Nii Lamte Lawson, a Youth Development Worker for RESPECT Ghana.


RESPECT's Web Host Has Servers Hacked

The company hosting RESPECT's website had its servers (computers) hacked on 29 August 2006. As a result, our website and email accounts were unavailable for a while.

If you sent an email to an address at and have not received a response, please resend your email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

When a server is hacked, someone accesses it without permission, and makes changes to the programs, or in the case of this attack, erases some or all of the files on the server.


Agoro Community Finds Hope in Earth Friends Roots & Shoots

"Fellow people in this here world" – these are the words with which Susan B. Anthony began her famous speech on behalf of women's rights. It seems only fitting that I should borrow them today, to write the story of three generous, intelligent, determined women, Dawn Roosth, Rosemarie Rieger, and Tracy Wallace.

So, "fellow people in this here world", when Dawn, Rosemarie and Tracy first read about RESPECT in a Roots & Shoots newsletter a few years ago, they had no idea that they would become involved in the life of a small community in Northern Uganda, nor did any of them suspect that they would devote time, money and effort to help the people of Agoro, who they now consider their friends. Agoro Community

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