ISSN 1710-6931 March 23, 2007 Issue 95

Refugees In Ghana Pumping Their Way To Clean Water

A water pump project at the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana, which initially was to provide access to drinking water through the construction of wells on the camp, has been redesigned to provide skills in the production and selling of Rope pumps to Liberian Refugees living on the camp and due for repatriation to Liberia.

Rope pumps are an easy-to-use, inexpensive and effective way of providing clean drinking water for which there is a great need in Liberia. There have been several projects setting up rope pumps in Ghana and elsewhere in Africa, and it is slowly gaining ground, but it is not as simple as it seemed on the surface. Clean Water

And The Winner Is...

One refugee student makes it to the top of the 2005-2006 RESPECT International Poster Contest.

Emmanuel Beh, an 18-year-old art student at the Dominion Christian Academy, Ghana, is the refugee winner of the 2005-2006 RESPECT International Poster Contest.

Every year RESPECT students from all walks of life are given a theme and encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings in art form. The purpose of this Poster Contest is to promote refugee awareness among everyone. Contest Winner

Agoro Community Continues To Suffer Due To Local Conflict

The Agoro community in Northern Uganda has lost most of its animals to the local conflict. Especially devistating is the loss of goats from a goat-rearing project the community began in 1999.

The conflict began twenty years ago when a band of rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), first sought to overthrow the Ugandan Government. Because of the loses, the community now slaughters pigs for funerals instead of eating goat meat as it used to. Agoro Community


Unite For Sight Founder Receives Brick Award

Unite For Sight (UFS) founder, Jennifer Staple, has received a Brick Award from Do Something.

Jennifer has also been selected as a finalist for a Golden Brick Award in the Health category. She is competing against two other finalist in the Health category. You can vote online and help her win this additional award by voting for her before Noon Eastern Time (ET-US) on 9 April 2007. You need a Yahoo! ID to vote. Unite For Sight


Recycle Your Phone And Raise Funds For RESPECT

Most of us do it! We buy a new cell phone and then bury the old one in a drawer not knowing how to dispose of it. This is why the average American now owns three or more cellular phones! Why not put your old cell phone to good use by recycling it in a socially and environmentally friendly way? Raise Funds

One World Africa Youth Summit Receives Grant

We received the $10,000 grant from the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Foundation for the One World Africa Youth Summit! Congratulations to everyone and thank you to all of those who put in time and effort preparing the grant application!

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