AFRICA's HUMAN SIDE: Summer Work/Travel (deadline)

crw crw at
Thu Mar 14 03:42:58 EST 1996

RE: Operation Crossroads Africa, a non-profit org: IRS 501(c)(3)


Hope some of you will give a hand.

March is our "Recruitment Month."  Applications will be accepted thru
April 1.

...Would be very grateful for any help in sharing/forwarding this info so 
that it reaches as broad a base of potentially interested persons as 

Would be very grateful if you could make this info available through 
appropriate networks, etc.

Thanks so much in advance.       
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                    A N N O U N C E M E N T

FYI: Summer 1996 - Living/Working/Traveling in Africa

RE: A F R I C A:  Internships   Work Projects   Travel   Study   Camps

        [ Application deadline-April 1 ]

=>Both the ON-LINE BROCHURE and ON-LINE APPLICATION are now available.  

=>These will be sent to you by E-Mail on request.

       E-Mail your request to:

            "AFRICA Summer 1996"<crw at>  or 

            "VOLUNTEER/PARTICIPANT INFO"<Xroads1996 at> 

Thank you,

LaVerne & Cecil 

Operation Crossroads Africa
Phone: 212-870-2106
       M-F 10am-4pm EST


-10,000 students, professionals and others working for a stronger Africa
     since 1958...and better world
-Students usually arrange with their schools to receive credit (typically 5
     to 10 units) for their summer experience
-Crossroads participants do not go to Africa to impose their own Western
     values, but to seek comprehension of African values; they are
     challenged to adjust to local ways of doing many things

Operation Crossroads Africa sponsors several categories of projects:

a) community development; b) agricultural/farming/reforestation;
c) archaeology/anthropology/art; d) primary medicine/public health projects
e) wildlife/fisheries management [under development]; f) computer literacy 
program, aimed at providing young adults with hands-on exposure to 
computers, E-Mail and the Internet; g) African music/musical instruments: 
the role of music in traditional and contemporary societies [under 

All of our projects involve a component of physical work and most are
located in rural areas. Tentative project sites for Summer '96 are: 

1)  Brazil (Portuguese) To be announced
2)  Botswana - Construction / Community Development
3)  Gambia - Construction / Community Development
4)  Ghana [3 Groups]-(a) Computer Training (b) Medical (c) Construction
5)  Eritrea - Reforestation/Tree Planting / Teaching English
6)  Ivory Coast (French) To be announced
7)  Kenya - Medical / Health
8)  Senegal - Environmental / Irrigation / Agricultural
9)  South Africa - Construction / Community Development
10) Tanzania - Art / Humanities
11) Uganda - Construction / Teaching English / Tutoring
12) Zimbabwe - Renovation / Teaching English / Tutoring

PROGRAM DATES: End of June through mid-August (approximate dates/
               contact the office)

ORIENTATION:  There will be a several-day Orientation in New York prior to


-Crossroads staff and alumni offer a hand to help participants raise the
         necessary funds for travel and living expenses; the earlier
         one applies, the better

-This is an INTENSE living, work and learning experience at the grassroots
        level in Africa where some of the modern conveniences taken for
        granted in Western countries, may be non-existent

        You will "...experience Africa from the inside out," as one
        participant described her experience.  This is not an African tour.

  P r o j e c t   D i r e c t o r / G r o u p   L e a d e r  Positions

If you are interested in applying as Project Director/Group Leader [minimum 
age: 26 years old, with relevant skills/expertise/multi-cultural group 
project work/travel in Africa (or comparable); earlier deadlines] -- please 
send to the NYC office by **regular mail** a very brief statement about your 
interests and background, in order to be sent the Leader application.  
Please do not E-Mail your request.


Printed Applications / Photo Brochures to distribute at your location

For FAST responses to questions, or for photo brochures or printed 
applications, please contact the NYC office:

       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 

        475 Riverside Dr., N.Y., N.Y. 10115-0050, Suite 831 
     212-870-2106 OFFICE / 212-870-2055 FAX / ocainc at
                           M-F 10am-4pm EST

                ...a non-profit org: IRS 501(c)(3)


Thank you!

Kind regards.

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