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Youth Leadership

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Ghost River Rediscovery Society
Acronyme : GRR
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Ghost River Rediscovery Society is a non-profit organization that offers international outdoor and cultural education programs based on Aboriginal traditions and values. Founded in 1994, our mission is:

Drawing on the strength of Indigenous cultures and the wisdom of the Elders, with a philosophy of respect and love for all peoples, Ghost River Rediscovery aims to assist youth of all ages to discover the natural world, the worlds between cultures, and the worlds within themselves.
Adresse : Suite #303, 227-10th Street North West
Calgary, Alberta,
T2N 1V5
FAX: (403) 270-9371
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Gesa Harmston
Courriel : ylpofficer@ghostriverrediscovery.com
Pays : Guyana
Ville : North Rupununi District-Annai
Secteur : Concours fournis aux organisations non gouvernementales
Description du stage : The NRDDB represents communities by taking responsibility for the planning and coordination of many educational, developmental, cultural and research programmes in the North Rupununi. The NRDDB also provides a forum for discussion and decision-making among leaders. Many leaders have been exposed to new ideas, places and skills through the NRDDB. Iwokrama helped create the NRDDB to establish a formal link between the communities, government agencies, and Iwokrama. The Iwokrama Centre manages the nearly one million acre (371,000 hectares) Iwokrama Forest in central Guyana to show how tropical forests can be conserved and sustainably used to provide ecological, social and economic benefits to local, national and international communities.

The intern will have the chance to work with both Organizations.

The intern will take part in the Rediscovery International Foundation's 12 day program at Pearson College in Victoria, B.C. from May 27 - June 8, 2007 as well as Ghost River Rediscovery's Pre-departure Briefing, Introduction to IYIP and participation in Aboriginal Awareness Training that will take place at GRR's office in Calgary from August 27-31, 2007.

Overseas
The intern will be drawing on the strengths of traditional Aboriginal teaching to support children and youth engaging them as agents of positive change.

Tasks of Canadian Intern
Sharing of Aboriginal Culture, Project Design, Community research, Youth work, Delivery of workshops, Expansion of projects throughout region and the Linking of communities

Responsibilities
Temporary Staff-will be responsible for helping to develop and implement a culturally-based youth leadership program. They will be responsible for reporting on their activities and achievements to the HO and GRR

The placement is innovative in that it allows for Canadian Aboriginal youth to share with the local youth their community's challenges in facing modernization and the lessons that have been learned. Together they have the chance to proactively come up with solutions and create methods of greeting the challenges that both countries are currently facing.
Organisation d'accueil : North Rupununi District Development Board
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The NRDDB represents communities by taking responsibility for the planning and coordination of many educational, developmental, cultural and research programmes in the North Rupununi. The NRDDB also provides a forum for discussion and decision-making among leaders.

Promoting the conservation and the sustainable and equitable use of tropical rain forests and indigenous communities in a manner that leads to lasting ecological, economic, and social benefits to the people of Guyana and to the world in general, by undertaking research, training, and the development and dissemination of technologies.