Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Global Youth Partnership for Africa Winter Break Program

In January 2007, Global Youth Partnership for Africa will be sending 25 Americans to join 25 Ugandan students in Kampala and Gulu, Uganda for the Global Kimeeza II: The Role of Youth in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda. At the same time, 20 Americans and 50 Sierra Leoneans will come together in Freetown, Sierra Leone for GYPA's first Youth Summit in the country: The Role of Youth in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone.

Both immersion trips will give participants an opportunity to explore first-hand the post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation processes at work in these countries. The purpose of both summits is to engage and promote youth from the United States and Africa as leaders in the efforts to rebuild these two war-torn countries. Participants will participate in discussions regarding conflict resolution, economic development, rehabilitation and reintegration, HIV/AIDS, transitional justice, and gender issues, among others. Students with backgrounds or interests in any of the above fields are encouraged to apply!

Interested students may to apply to either one or both of the programs. Applications are due no later than November 1st, and applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please refer to www.gypafrica.org to obtain the official program descriptions and to fill out an application. Please contact Katie Spencer for more information or an application (katie@gypafrica.org ).

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