ISSN 1710-6931 June 15, 2007 Issue 101

RESPECT Volunteers Provide Lessons At 24-Hour Exile Event

On Saturday, May 12, 2007, Ashley, Hope and I had the opportunity to work with Marc Schaeffer from RESPECT International and Wanda from Welcome Place for our Tools for Creative Change class at the University of Winnipeg.

We were given a chance to work with the youths in Winnipeg that participated in this year's 24-Hour Exile event to help them write letters to refugee students from Budaburum Refugee Camp in Ghana. The youths were extremely intelligent and a pleasure to work with. 24-Hour Exile

Australian Refugee Worker Study Tour

It seems appropriate to give this article that title as that is what I have used on every e-mail ever sent out. And I have sent a lot.

When I applied to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust for a travelling fellowship, I told them my project would be to look at organisations that provide education for African women refugees, and how they may utilise volunteers in their service.

My particular interest being in those who have had no previous education. And I guess that sounded interesting as I was one of the 100 Australia-wide recipients of a fellowship. Study Tour

RESPECT University — Higher Education In Sierra Leone

RESPECT International, through its initiative the RESPECT University (RU), has been trying to assist in providing higher education in refugee and internally displaced persons (IDPs) communities. Mr. Alex Columbus, Country Coordinator for RESPECT Sierra Leone, spearheads one such endeavor of the RESPECT University.

Prior to the introduction of RESPECT University, the students in camps in Sierra Leone did not have any options beyond high school education. RESPECT University


Session Participants

Resource person Marilyn McMorrow lead an OWNAYS session on how the world works.


Poster Contest Entries Available For Printing

The winning entries from this year's poster contest are now available for printing as postcards on the 2006-7 Poster Contest page. From this page, click on the image or the student's name for the poster you want to print. You will be taken to a page with a larger copy of the poster and links to portable document format (PDF) files you can print. Print Entries

EarthCorps Now Accepting Applications

EarthCorps is now accepting international applications for 2008 training positions. RESPECT Ghana's country coordinator Fred Ayifli participated in the program in 2006. The following information is from an email Fred received from Mark Howard, EarthCorps International Program Manager

EarthCorps offers a 6-month training course in Seattle, Washington, USA, that brings together emerging environmental leaders (18-25 years of age) of international organizations to learn the basic fundamentals of environmental restoration, volunteer management and cross-cultural communication. EarthCorps Applications


Raising Youth Awareness At The OWNAYS

Every human being, no matter who they are or where they are from, has hopes, dreams, fears and responsibilities. Then what makes them unique? It's their cultures, experiences and skills.

One World Youth Project's Sister-School programs facilitate such cultural awareness through which today's youth can explore their own culture by learning about their peers, to build a unique 21st century. Youth Awareness

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