ISSN 1710-6931 July 9, 2010 Issue 155

RESPECT Making STEPs in Argentina

Victor Damian Donadio is 21 years old and he hails from Parana, Argentina. He is a chef by profession and software development is his hobby. He learnt about RESPECT International about a year ago through his friend Maximiliano Ramos. Since then, Victor started to work with him and develop ideas to take RESPECT to his city.

Victor's primary aim is to let other people know about ideas that are not so popular in his city. He wants to share with them what he has learnt through RESPECT and try to make people think that by working hard together we can get to a better world someday.

He wants them to know why there are programs such as RESPECT, and why people care about these things. His goal is to introduce the values of helping the underprivileged to students and teachers. Argentina

LemonAid Fund: Empowering Through Education

This is the second of a three-part series based on an interview with Nancy Peddle, founder of the LemonAid Fund, a non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to "aid individuals in their efforts to achieve positive and lasting change in the lives of their children, families and communities".

Founded in 1999 with the belief that "no individual, nor any individual effort, is too small to make a difference", the Fund provides support that empowers individuals and communities to make their own choices and create positive change in their own communities and villages; changes that often confound expectations.

Nancy Peddle says that one of the many goals of education is to empower the educated person to become more engaged and empowered. She says that she sees people transforming their sense of possibility. LemonAid Fund


Bad Memories of War

As we announced in the May 7, 2010, Issue of the e-Zine, we are bringing our readers letters about war written by refugees who had to flee the violence in their homeland and were subsequently repatriated. These teenagers are supported by a RESPECT International Affiliate, the Eye to Eye Child Care Center (EECC) in Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This week's issue features two letters: from Julienne Chakuba and Jean Malengela. War


2009-2010 Poster Contest Winners

RESPECT International is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009-10 Poster Contest. The theme of this year's contest was Perspective: peace through the eyes of a child.

Thirty-six participants, from China, Philippines, Thailand, and USA took part in the poster competition.

Non-refugee Winners

The judges for this year's contest were impressed by all 36 entries, making it very difficult to select the winners. We hope each student who entered the contest is proud of their outstanding artwork.

We are very grateful to this year's judges: Seth Alnwick, Shalla Alnwick, and Shalene Wallace, for their time and effort.

Larger versions of these entries, as well as the Honorable Mention entries, can be found using this link. (Note: This page contains large images that may take a significant amount of time to download.)

Poster Contest

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.

If you have any suggestions or would like to contribute an article, contact the e-Zine editor, Angela Carter, at

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