Reminder: Winter Rwanda Program: Oct 15th Deadline

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Just a friendly reminder that Global Youth Connect is seeking
applicants for our Human Rights Program in Rwanda this Winter
(December 28 – January 12).

Application Deadline is October 15, 2014

Do you know of any young leaders (in the age range of 18 – 35)
interested in international human rights and development — and/or
post-conflict studies and peacebuilding — who might be good
candidates? Please encourage them to apply at

For those who are not familiar with our Rwanda programming quick info
is below my signature.

Lastly, as you may have seen posted on our Facebook page yesterday,
Rwanda remains Ebola free
( and
the US Embassy has outlined how stringent the Rwandan government has
been, and continues to be, to ensure that Ebola does not enter the
( Personally, I was screened with a no-contact thermometer when I
entered Rwanda at the beginning of September. The policies are
definitely enforced.

Thanks so much for spreading the word!


Jesse Hawkes
Executive Director

Winter Human Rights Delegation – Rwanda

Location:       Rwanda

Dates:          Dec 28, 2014 – Jan 12, 2015

Level:          Student/Professional (ages 18-35)

Program Tuition:            $2250 (does not include airfare and some meals)

Scholarships: GYC will offer at least one $200 tuition reduction
scholarship available to participants who have already enrolled in
the program and paid their deposit.

Application Deadlines:
Regular Decision Deadline: October 15

20 years after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the country has undergone a
remarkable transformation. Yet critical human rights questions

During this GYC delegation, International participants from around
the world will join with Rwandan peers to explore the human rights
situation in Rwanda (and the world) and to take concrete action steps
together to support current and future efforts for human rights
protection and promotion, both in Rwanda and abroad.

Through a combination of workshops, site visits, advocacy meetings,
and volunteer service with grassroots NGOs, we will learn and act on
numerous key human rights issues in Rwanda, including but not limited
to: gender and human rights, human rights of children, LGBTI
populations, historically marginalized indigenous groups, refugees,
domestic workers, poverty reduction, public health, juvenile justice,
freedom of expression and the arts.

In advance of and during the delegation, all participants will
examine the roots of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and see how its
legacy has impacted the country and its people, particularly Rwandan
youth, and also how the country is attempting to rebuild today.

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