ISSN 1710-6931 August 24, 2007 Issue 106

Former RESPECT Coordinator Selected For Resettlement

Former RESPECT Club Yaounde Coordinator, Nestor Nyoma, has been living in Lansing, Michigan, USA, since the beginning of June 2007. He left for the United States (US) as part of the resettlement program under the supervision of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

For Nestor, who lived in Cameroon as a refugee for about 12 years, resettlement is a long-term solution, as the general instability in Burundi, his home country, makes it impossible for him to go back. It also represents a form of protection, a new beginning and new opportunities.

One month after arriving, between his English classes, job search, and other appointments, Nestor agreed to answer some of our questions. Resettlement Program

Brownstones, Red Dirt — Linking Children

What do the brownstones in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, have in common with the red dirt of Freetown, Sierra Leone? The answer is simple: their children.

David LaMattina and Chad Walker want people to realize this commonality. The documentary filmmaker and editorial apprentice at Blue Sky Studios are in the midst of making an educational film, tentatively titled Brownstones, Red Dirt that will capture the lives of 10- to 12-year-old students in both Bed-Stuy and Freetown.

The two groups of students are participating in RESPECT's Letter Exchange Program, which is serving as the focus for the documentary. David and Chad's aim is to open a dialogue and awaken a global spirit in the participating children on both sides of the story. Linking Children


RESPECT Refugiados To Offer Online Training For NGOs

Are you a volunteer or member of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working in a developing country?

Would you like to increase your skills and knowledge in international cooperation, management and community capacity building?

If so, then you may be interested to hear that RESPECT Refugiados (an affiliate of RESPECT International) is now offering an online course designed to fit around your other commitments. Online Training


To Love Children Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

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To Love Children, an international educational foundation for children, celebrated its fifth anniversary on July 25, 2007.

It was founded in July 2002 by David Kenneth Waldman who had produced a television series by the same name in the late 1980s. He was motivated by a deep concern for human rights education in order to break the cycle of poverty for the girl child in the developing world. Fifth Anniversary

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