El Salvador, Cambodia, and Rwanda
Winter 2007 Programs
Application Deadline: September 22, 2006
Now Accepting Applications!
Global Youth Connect, an international human rights organization, is pleased to announce that we are currently recruiting young leaders (ages 18-25) to participate in human rights delegations during the winter of 2007. Program locations include: El Salvador, Cambodia, and
Human rights delegations are a unique, first-hand opportunity to cross cultural boundaries and learn about the daily reality of human rights as experienced in a complex and increasingly globalized world. Each
delegation weaves together three core sets of activities: site visits to local organizations, hands-on fieldwork projects, and a cross- cultural human rights training workshop.
Cambodia (December 27, 2006 - January 17, 2007)
Program Tuition: $1,795
Participants will learn about the historical roots of conflict and genocide in Cambodia. We will examine how current human rights challenges are impacting the country, particularly their effect on the lives of Cambodian youth. We will connect with young Cambodians and
get involved in collaborative projects to support the development and rebuilding process already underway.
El Salvador (January 2 - January 17, 2007)
Program Tuition: $1,635
This program will explore the roots of El Salvador's 12 year civil war, the long term impact of the war on Salvadoran society, and the continued persistence of long-standing economic and social inequities that have fueled conflict throughout this tiny nation's history. Delegation activities will focus in particular on the efforts of human
rights activists and youth to recover from a tumultuous and
devastating period of violence and repression, and build a more just, equitable, and peaceful society. Spanish
proficiency is required.
Rwanda (December 29 – January 15, 2007)
Program Tuition: $1,795
This program will explore the roots of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and how this legacy of violence has impacted the country and its people, particularly Rwandan youth. Participants will learn more about the current situation in Rwanda, connect with young Rwandans, and get involved in collaborative projects aimed at promoting peace and
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis but we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Final deadline to receive applications is September 22, 2006.
How to Apply: We invite interested young leaders to apply. We are looking for participants who are between the ages of 18-25, possess U.S. citizenship or residency, or are studying full-time at a U.S. college or university. Most importantly, applicants should wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of human rights and social
justice. Participants will become part of a growing global movement of youth acting together for compassion, human rights and responsibility.
For more information on the program details, costs, and how to apply, please visit our website:
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