FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ORGANIZER Prof. Allen Edwards
APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION:
You are hereby notified that the Inter-circle organization ICO invites you to attend her youth conference holding in January 2009 in USA/UK. These ground-breaking meeting of the international youth movements and other related NGO's, where as many as 200 participants will convene to learn new ways to empower themselves and how to adhere to social norms shall be a fruitful one. These events shall offer our members and others the opportunity to learn, teach, inspire and being inspired. And also to explore the potential of a performance approach to unleash and nurture the human capacity to create, collaborate and change the world.
WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES?
The meeting will provide a space where youth & women's rights advocates from diverse backgrounds and working on different issues can engage with each other and with like-minded donors, in order to:
* Provide quality prevention of abuse of the youth and
* Frankly discuss how NGO's and women's organizations and
movements can work together
* Develop creative and innovative strategies to fight these
* Advance child protection development through innovative
WHAT WILL THE PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?
Unlike other events of ICO, instead, international planning committee which is headed
by Prof. Allen Edwards will design a comprehensive program and select speakers.
The programs shall include:
* Thought-provoking plenary;
* In-depth breakout sessions for strategy-development;
* Simulation games to fast-track learning;
* Capacity and skills-building sessions; and
* Debates to stimulate discussion.
In addition to the main program, the meeting will also host book launches, artistic and cultural activities and, as with all ICO events, plenty of space and opportunity for informal networking and alliance building. All plenary and selected breakout sessions will have interpretation into English, Spanish and French.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
What happens if more than 200 apply? Anyone who is a member of an NGO or progressive youth or women's organization or community-based organization can apply to participate. If more than 200 people apply (as we anticipate), a global selection committee will select a representative 200 from among the applicants. This committee will ensure that the participants at the meeting are truly international and represent a diverse range of interests, issues, and regions. Preference will be given to organizations working for youth & women's rights from South East Asia, Latin America and Africa.
VENUES AND EVENT DATES?
1. The events shall commence on the 27th and end on the 30th of January 2009 at
Blue Lake Auditorium
8569 Oakwood Lane
2.While the second segment in the UK shall commence on the 2nd
and end on the 5th of February 2009 at
FLOSSIES CONFERENCE CENTRE
Station Road, East Tisted, Near Alton
Hampshire, GU34 3QP
London, United Kingdom.
I CANNOT AFFORD - CAN YOU HELP?
ICO has set up an Access Fund to support the travel costs and hotel room bills for participants who are unable to raise sufficient funds on their own. All participants however will be expected to fund raise for their hotel bills in the UK which will not be waived. This will help ensure that only those who most need and want to be at the meeting will be there. Applicants who need assistance can apply to the Access Fund at the same time they apply to participate.
ARE THERE AIRPORT PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF?
The Protocol Officers of these events shall be on ground to Pick-Up and drop-Off delegates and these transportations are free.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?
All Interested organizations should forward information about their organization's Aims and objectives , profile and Achievement so far. Participants MUST be a group of 5-10 persons to qualify for registration. The dead line for the registration should be given by the secretary of ICO Dr. (Mrs.) Laura Mcwest
We also send greetings to all our members with much regards to all volunteers and sponsors of our events. Of all, the tools at our disposal to promote the security of people, none offers great potential than the one we are using. Yet this medium of fighting against child labour, abuse and neglect is still to be used to its fullest. We are only at the beginning of the curve in determining the potential of this new tool. As we see the explosion of public enterprises, e-commerce and integrated networks that is driving the private sector ahead, we need an equivalent boost to serve the public good and to also advance the welfare and safety of individualís world over.
Provisions for participants:
All intending participants to this forthcoming conference in USA and UK must put many things into considerations before taking decision to participate in this event. Provisions have been made for participants which include: all round flight tickets, feeding and accommodation in the US. These will be taken care of by our sponsors. Delegates will take care of their hotel reservation in the UK during the second conference as our sponsors did not make provisions for that. The delegates who needs the authorization of the USA visas to participate in this event must pay for the hotel reservations in the UK while our sponsors would pay the hotel bills for all delegates in the USA. Note that delegates MUST attend the two segments of the conference.
If you have considered thus, then you should give us the go ahead by reaching us with the particulars of your delegates to the US bureau of immigrant affairs to open your visa file by sending email to us with the participants names and passports as soon as you have verified. This will enable us know those that are coming for the conference really and must go back to their countries after the combine conference. Delegates should contact the secretary for details of the selected hotels which are close to the venue of the event and at cheaper rates. In order to receive the conference materials as well as other information, contact the organizers on: email@example.com
Inter-Circle Organization ICO adopts many cultural building projects through conference and workshops. Youths and adult from selected associations and NGOs all over the world are invited to be part of our uniting conference and workshops. Some ICO culture-building projects include feeding back, community conference that groups from different countries are encouraged to hold when they get back home. Hence given young people avenue of claiming space, creating change in the world.
ICO have held many conferences and work shops in Sweden, Netherlands, London and South Africa we are looking forward to holding workshops in many African countries too in order to reach black people all over the world in our effort in making the world a better place for the youths and equally actualizing a global family concept. Our main aim is to invest in the power of collective action, critical dialogue, and community organizing to undermine child labour, abuse neglect. The life of every person in human dignity and equal opportunities. It is thus vital to meet in mutual respect, the approach of the one teaching the other should be avoided and a spirit of learning from each other should be developed. The right to different needs should be inculcated when considering concepts for integration. We believe that conferencing is an incredible opportunity to network with like minded individuals and organizations the promotion and development of pro active youth associations and NGOs in our community. There are greater needs to educate youths who are part of extreme risk by abuse, drug and conflict everyday due to neglect.
In too many places and too many instances, youths have been forced from there homes, separated from their families, made to act as human shields, stripped of their identities and callously killed youths have rarely been so vulnerable. ICO projects avenue of awareness against the aforementioned and equally charge all concerned associations and equally charge all concerned associations and NGOS to be part of this global social vices familiarizations.
OUR MISSION This conference is a resource for young people and adults as well as who want to create support against child labour, abuse and neglect and who equally want through activism and community organizing. To achieve all these, ICO uses numerous strategies which are
1) EXPOSITORY EDUCATION: ICO participants are exposed to quality constructive and well meaning lectures by seasoned international human right / welfare activities. Topics which include community organizing, child labour culture healthy relationships and introductory factors of individual relations matrix are well treated in all our workshops.
2) Creating a culture resistance and liberation. One way to challenging child labour, abuse and neglect is to create a some what new ideology to replace it. This we educate our participants whom in turn transcends the knowledge to various community youth. We welcome all selected participants and wish you all a great ICO 2009 conference.
Sign Prof. Allen Edwards
For more information on this conference, please contact the secretary of the organization on firstname.lastname@example.org
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