ISSN 1710-6931 January 8, 2010 Issue 149

North Carolina Teacher Helps the World Go Around – One Letter at a Time

In this day and age when war is rampant and ethnic discrimination against one another is less and less discrete, there are some people who provide a cooling wind of change. One such person is Mary Hughes Lee, a literature teacher at South Stokes High School in North Carolina.

Marc Schaeffer, RESPECT International's founder and international coordinator, calls her a dynamite teacher, and having gotten to know her in the process of writing this article, we at RESPECT e-Zine couldn't agree more. North Carolina Teacher

RESPECT has Gone Digital

During the last five months, RESPECT International has started several new collaborations on the digital side. In particular, we started a blog for online collaborations with people around the world, providing the opportunity to share experiences and create new and amazing projects to help refugees children.

Since we started, we have had more than 2,000 visitors and our RESPECT group on facebook is constantly growing day by day.

A twitter account has been set up to give people the chance to follow our activity live from wherever they are and to track every activity of the organization. This allows readers to better understand the importance of the support that RESPECT obtains. Digital


RESPECT International Says Thanks

RESPECT International has a great deal to be thankful for in 2009.

Ashok Pillai and Summer Johansson have grown RESPECT University, making post secondary school correspondence courses available to more war-affected adults around the world than ever before.

Will Wallace and his translation team continue to make RESPECT accessible to more and more people around the world. The editorial efforts of Angela Carter and the volunteer coordination of Mohammed Riazuddin has kept RESPECT e-Zine producing after a brief hiatus. Thanks again to Will Wallace for the formatting and distribution of the e-Zine. Thanks

As in any newsletter or magazine, RESPECT e-zine is committed to striving for interesting articles and announcements concerning refugee issues all around the world.

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