ISSN 1710-6931 August 6, 2010 Issue 156

One-Book Project: an Access to Education

"Regardless their status, refugees can also change the world." That's the belief Mr. Atuu Waonaje holds.

Atuu has been working in collaboration with RESPECT International since 2005 — a smooth and fruitful journey together. The RESPECT e-zine has published a number of articles on Atuu and his noble work.

Atuu was in Lugufu II, Tanzania, but when the camp closed, he was repatriated with many other Lugufu refugees back to their home country, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He is currently living in South Kivu.

One of the projects he started while still in Lugufu was the Youth Development and Adult Education (CELA). The latest update on CELA is that it is managing to do well even though the situation around is tough.

It is now implementing the following projects: Vocational education (computer and tailoring) to adolescents, English training, village savings and loans associations for women's socioeconomic empowerment, the one-book campaign, and sponsor-a-child campaign. One-Book Project

What Inspires Nancy Peddle: helping others

This is the last of a three-part series based on an interview with Nancy Peddle from the LemonAid Fund.

The LemonAid Fund is 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."

LemonAid was 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, founder of Lemon Aid, graciously took time from her work to share her insights and reflections with RESPECT International readers. Nancy Peddle


RESPECT Volunteer Dies

RESPECT is sad to announce the passing of Tom Fred Obonyo.

Tom was the Country Coordinator for RESPECT Uganda as well as the Executive Director for the Agoro Community Development Association (ACDA) in Uganda.

Tom fell sick on 10 July 2010 and was immediately taken to the Kitkum Government hospital where he was diagnosed with Typhoid. Doctors were unable to help him and he died two days later.

We send our condolences to Tom's family, friends and RESPECT Uganda volunteers.


More Letters From Refugees

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 — the Kivu Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — and were subsequently repatriated.

These teenagers are supported by a RESPECT International affiliate, the Eye to Eye Child Care Center (EECC) in Uvira, DRC. The EECC is working to provide them with education and safety. The center's main programs and activities focus on food, basic education support, child talent and "right to play" advocacy.

This week's issue features two letters from Apoline Lukumbu and Shukuku Anzuluni. More Letters

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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