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Rebuilding Rwanda: 20th anniversary of the genocide
2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide. During the approximate 100 day period from April 7 to mid-July, 1994, an estimated 500,000-1,000,000 Rwandans were killed, constituting as much as 20% of the country's total population and 70% of the Tutsi then living in Rwanda. This summer, you can honour the country's efforts to rebuild for a peaceful and sustainable future by contributing to a development project.
Join Team Leader, Michael Loeters, from July 12th - 26th, 2014, as you and your fellow teammates continue construction on the Covaga Innovation Centre in the rural village of Gashora located in the District of Bugesera, an area that was the epicentre of the genocide. This centre will provide economic opportunities for a cooperative of weavers as well as agricultural initiatives and environmental innovations. For more information about this all-ages short term volunteer experience, please visit our Rwanda webpage or contact our office.
Support working children in Peru this summer
Despite Peru's recent economic performance being among the best in Latin America, poverty remains high and widespread with about a third of the population living below the poverty line. Many children in Peru leave school to help support their families. Our host partner, IFEJANT, supports working children in the barrios of Lima by constructing educational centres. These centres teach students important life skills that will enable them and their families to improve their lives. You can help build educational facilities for these children by joining our summer short term volunteer experience from July 12th - 26th, 2014. This all-ages trip is being led by Corie McRae and is an ideal family trip opportunity. For more information, please visit our Peru webpage or contact our office.
Project Spotlight: UNAKO Community Centre in Nepal
Developing World Connections is partnered with Creating Possibilities and Inter-cultural Women's Education Network (IWEN) to help build a community centre in Chainpur called UNAKO (It's Hers). This community centre will provide work and literacy programs for young women bought out of bonded labour. It will also be home to a computer training centre, two retail stores, and sewing machines for UNAKO scarf making. The project will also involve installing 36 solar panels that will provide 10kWs of solar capacity to the centre. We are currently looking for donations to help complete this project, which is referred to as Project Dignity since it will help restore self-worth for these formally enslaved women.
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