Rainforest/Agro Proj DIRS & Volunteers [Brazil/Africa]

crw crw at loop.com
Wed Oct 30 11:35:18 EST 1996

Non-profit educational/tech-transfer 501(c)(3) IRS status


Any help with sharing this info with key persons and organizations on 
campuses would we be greatly appreciated.  We would be happy for any help.

Thanks a lot!


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RE: Project DIRECTORS & VOLUNTEERS / Applications now due
    Apply OnLine

TO:  The Campus Community
        Department Heads


We would be especially grateful for any help in announcing to your campus 
community (students, faculty, staff and alumni) that application is open for 
Project Directors and Volunteer positions in Operation Crossroads' Summer 
'97 Program.  We will operate in 20 countries -- in Africa and South 

Information and applications are available by sending an E-Mail request to 
the addresses below.  

We anticipate around 25 projects and a need for 250 volunteers.

This year marks our 40th Anniversary.  We would be particularly grateful to 
have participation from your campus.  

Thank you.

                            Best regards,

                            LaVerne Brown & 
                            Cecil Washington

                            crw at loop.com
                            oca at igc.apc.org

                            Tel: 212-870-2106


    ** Dr. Osei Darkwa, Faculty, University of Illinois, Chicago **

Distance Learning/Electronic Education: rural and urban K12 and beyond;
         providing cost-effective education via international educational

For a special UPDATE on the Computer Literacy/Distance Learning Prog in
         Ghana, plz send E-Mail with "Ghana: Distance Learning UPDATE" 
         in the Subject field to:

               "Ghana: Distance Learning UPDATE" <crw at loop.com>

          This project is under the directorship of Dr. Osei Darkwa

Rainforest, Ecology and the Environment: Africa & Brazil

    B r a z i l i a n    R a i n F o r e s t    P r o j e c t s

                      << B   A   H   I   A >>

One of the sites under consideration is the Mata Atlantica (Coastal Forest) 
area in the Southern Cone of the State of Bahia. This is a place where local 
poor communities are struggling to gain access to land via articulated 
political effort. There are over a dozen officially recognized Land Reform 
Settlemnts in this region, and the former landless peasants are willing now 
to promote efforts to save the remnants of this unique patch of rich, 
bio-diverse forest, as well as to secure their access to land by changing 
the situation of Land Tenure in that area.

We have been recently contacted by leaders of these communities seeking help 
with the various projects they deem vital. These projects will include 
programs concerning Reforestation, Youth Development, Education and 
Training, as well as Ecological Projects.  

       [Dr. Edmundo Freitas Lopes-Researcher/Project Developer]


[I N T'L  S T U D I E S]  [W O R K-T R A V E L]  [I N T E R N S H I P S]


Ecology & Environment..Engineering/Building..Traditional Medicine..Oral
History..Primary Care..Archaeology..Community Dev..Reforestation..Media
Distance Learning..Art..Ethnomusicology..Public Health..Construction  
Wildlife..Humanities..Computer Literacy..Agriculture/Farming 
Teaching/Tutoring..Business Dev..African/Brazilian Language Study
Youth Programs..Recreation..Traditional Religion..Anthropology


C O U N T R I E S: Botswana, The Gambia, Ghana, Eritrea, Ivory Coast,
Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Brazil
(in South America). Additional countries & projects to be announced

    C E L E B R A T I N G    C U L T U R E    A N D    H I S T O R Y

       GLOBAL VOLUNTEERS :    A f r i c a    &    B r a z i l 

*** This year's theme: "Africa & Brazil, marching into the 21st Century"

         "...Promoting economic development, ecological wisdom, social
           justice, grassroots democracy and non-violent solutions..."

                            Summer 1997

                Internships/Field Work/Group Projects
                        Independent Study

                    The Forgotten Human Face

H o w   t o   g e t   V o l u n t e e r   I n f o    b y    E - M a i l :

           1] include your full street address, in case our
                    equipment malfunctions

           2] E-Mail your request to   <<B O T H>>   addresses:

  =>              "Brochure\Application" <crw at loop.com>           <=
    =>        "Summer Prog: Africa\Brazil" <oca at igc.apc.org>    <=
            Include  " --V O L U N T E E R-- "  in the SUBJECT field

                ...or contact our office directly 
                        by letter or phone

A L L   A R E   W E L C O M E


Project  D I R E C T O R S / Group  L E A D E R S  go thru a separate
     application process with earlier deadlines (min. age, 26 - with
     relevant expertise, experience directing group projects, living
     and/or travel experience in Africa or similar setting), experience
     leading multi-racial/ethnic work projects or groups  

     To receive the application and job description, snail mail us, 
     or send an E-Mail request to <BOTH>:

       =>         "Proj Dir\Info" <oca at igc.apc.org>,       <=
         =>        "Proj Dir\Packet" <crw at loop.com>      <=

     1) with a brief description of your interests & background

           [send us your snail mail address, phone & E-Mail]

     2) include   "  --L E A D E R--  "    in the SUBJECT field 


-Since 1957, 10,000 Crossroads participants (students, professionals,
     persons with skills, persons of goodwill..and others) representing
     over 500 universities, colleges, organizations, etc., have come
     together to work for a better world

-Students usually arrange with their schools to receive credit for their
     summer experience (typically 7 to 15 units)

-Cited by President Kennedy for providing the example that "inspired" the
     creation of the Peace Corps, and on which the Peace Corps was

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Due now & during the coming weeks->cut off has not
                          yet been announced

                       Late applications **WILL** be accepted
                          but only as space and time permit

                =>     It's important to submit the application ASAP & to
                          reserve a place

                       Crossroads assists Volunteers in raising funds
                          for their travel/living expenses

PROGRAM DATES:         End of June/early July through mid-August
                          (approx dates)

ORIENTATION:           There will be a several-day Orientation in New
                          York prior to leaving. The program starts from 
                          & ends in New York

-This is an INTENSE living, work and learning experience at the grassroots
     level in Africa & Brazil where some of the modern conveniences taken 
     for granted in Western countries, will not be present

-Crossroads Volunteers go to Africa & Brazil NOT to impose their own
     Western values, but to seek comprehension of counterpart
     values; they are challenged to adjust to local ways of doing many


  O P E R A T I O N   C R O S S R O A D S   A F R I C A ,   I n c .
        475 Riverside Dr., N.Y., N.Y. 10115-0050, Suite 831 
     212-870-2106 OFFICE / 212-870-2055 FAX / oca at igc.apc.org
               ...a non-profit org: IRS 501(c)(3)

                Dr. James H. Robinson, Founder

           LaVerne Brown - Head, Executive Offices

        Cecil R. Washington, Jr. - Project Consultant
              [ UC Berkeley / Oberlin College ]


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