ISSN 1710-6931 September 21, 2007 Issue 108

RESPECT e-Zine Now Available In Spanish

Thanks to the consistent and inspiring efforts of David Gonzales, the president of RESPECT Refugiados in Europe, the RESPECT e-Zine has crossed yet another milestone. The Spanish version of the e-Zine will be available beginning with this issue.

This will no doubt help to spread the cause to a wider spectrum of people. We had an opportunity to converse with the man behind the mission. With lots of zeal for the cause and hope for receiving support from like minded people, here's what David Gonzales has to say. Spanish e-Zine

Computer Center In Guinea Gets Permanent Power Supply

The RESPECT International sponsored computer center at N'zerekore in Guinea, West Africa, has finally got its own power connection. This means that training programs can now be conducted with higher efficiency and reliability.

There are a total of 14 computers at the N'zerekore Computer Training Center which services approximately 300 to 600 trainees every year. Elementary school children account for 250 of this total, the general community members about 100 and the rest made up of junior and senior high school students. Power Supply

Refugee Students Celebrate Refugee Day In Burundi

Students from the La Vision Refugee school, a RESPECT partner in Bujumbura, Burundi, wrote a poem about solidarity and recited it during their Refugee Day celebration on June 20, 2007.


  • What would I do
  • To have a world with solidarity
  • Human being were good naturally
  • It is the world around them
  • That made them change
  • If we watch here and there
  • Around the world
  • We clearly notice
  • That people today
  • Don't feel solidarity anymore

Students Celebrate


Looking For French And Spanish Speaking Pen Pals

RESPECT is still looking for more French non-refugee schools to exchange letters with refugees in Benin, Burundi and Tanzania.

We are looking for two Grade 2 classes and two Grade 4 or 5 classes to exchange with classes in a refugee school in Burundi; 15 to 20 children aged seven to 15 years to exchange with refugees in Benin, and students aged 15-18 to exchange with refugees in Tanzania.

RESPECT is also looking for Spanish speaking refugee and non-refugee students to launch the Global Letter Exchange in Spanish.

There are already five French speaking teachers from France and Canada taking part in the program. Pen Pals


RESPECT University Making Inroads Into Lives of IDP's

RESPECT University is pleased to announce the successful completion of two courses in Sierra Leone. They are:

  • Human Rights and International Law taught by Ms. Rudo Dhliwayo who has done her LLM at Staffordshire University, UK, and has wide experience volunteering for Amnesty International, Fairtrade Foundation and Oxfam.
  • Organising and Managing Small and Medium Enterprises taught by Mrs. Isha Miranda, a financing and accounting specialist from Sri Lanka with wide experience working with United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank and who is now residing in Canada.

RESPECT University

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