Africa/Brazil: Global VOLUNTEERS/Proj DIRS

crw crw at loop.com
Wed Oct 16 03:47:32 EST 1996



A Non-Profit 501(C)(3) organization
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Hi,

Thanks so much in advance for your help in sharing the information below.

                           Kindly,

                                 LaVerne

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

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RE:   Summer '97 Positions Available / Application Now Open




1]  Project  D i r e c t o r s / Group Leaders (details below), and 

2]  V o l u n t e e r s / Participants (applications available ON-LINE)



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Operation Crossroads [Africa & Brazil]: Celebrating Its 40th Anniversary






   P   r   o   j   e   c   t         H   u   m   a   n   i   t   y


                      
[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]


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Ecology & Environment..Traditional Medicine..Oral History..Folklore
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

               Over a dozen different projects
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..including:

Computer Literacy Program, aimed at providing young adults with hands-on
           exposure to 1) computers and information technology,
           2) E-Mail, and 3) the Internet

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

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>

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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 to be announced

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    "...You will experience Africa from the inside out..
                                       ...This is NOT an African tour."

               {Crossroads Alumnus]



       A    N    N    O    U    N    C    E    M    E    N    T




    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
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       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"

 * New projects are planned for Brazil

      
                            Summer 1997

                     Living/Working/Traveling 
                Internships/Field Work/Group Projects
                        Independent Study

                      The Forgotten Human Side



Receiving On-Line Brochure & Application

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


O P E N   T O   A L L 

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-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 5 to 15 units)



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

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

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



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
     things

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H o w   T o   A p p l y   F o r   a Project Director/Leader Position

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
     with multi-racial/multi-ethnic 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 snailmail address, phone & E-Mail]

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

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  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)

                LaVerne Brown, Executive Offices
 
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