<<BRAZIL/AFRICA>> Summer Program ANNOUNCEMENT
CR Washington (crw@LOOP.COM)
Sat, 23 Mar 1996 18:27:25 -0800
An ON-LINE APPLICATION and INFO are available.
Please help by sharing or forwarding this announcement so that it will reach
as broad a base of students, faculty and potentially interested persons as
In addition to a dozen African countries, Brazil will be included in this
March is Crossroads' nationwide "recruitment month." Applications will be
accepted thru the end of March, late applications thru April 8.
Thanks for helping!
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A N N O U N C E M E N T
FYI: Summer Living/Working/Traveling in Brazil or Africa
BRAZIL / AFRICA: Internships Work Projects Travel Study Camps
[ Application deadline-this month, end of March ]
=>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:
"Brazil/Africa Summer Info"<firstname.lastname@example.org> or,
Operation Crossroads Africa
M-F 10am-4pm EST
C O M P U T E R S W A N T E D for the Computer Literacy Program.
Donations are tax-deductible. XTs, 286s, 386s, 486s, Pentiums, MACs & Power
PCs, desktops or laptops; peripherals; office equipment.
You determine the value. Crossroads issues receipts for tax purposes. We are
a 501(C)(3) org authorized by the IRS to accept donations.
=>Please contact Dr. Osei Darkwa or Robert Brown, in charge of collection:
-Osei, U of Ill-Chicago: email@example.com ph: 312-996-8508
-Robert, Project Leader: RBrown279@aol.com ph: 212-870-2106
-Since 1958, 10,000 students, professionals and others working for humane,
sustainable development in Africa and in Brazil
-Students generally 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; and 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
development]; h) teaching/tutoring; i) construction/building/erecting
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) South America: Brazil (Portuguese) To be announced/new projects
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 (French) 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 will give a hand to participants in helping
to raise the necessary funds for travel and living expenses; the
earlier one applies, the better. The fee includes all room & board &
travel beginning with the Orientation in New York, through return to
New York at summer's end.
-An important aspect of the Crossroads program is for participants to
"represent" their campus or community and to share their experiences on
return. Crossroads will help participants find financial support. In
exchange for support from campus, religious, civic groups and
businesses, participants often make arrangements to "give
something back" to their communities on return -- whether this is
holding an informal talk, writing a story, or helping
others to have a similar experience.
Donations from individuals and businesses on behalf of participants are
-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, will not be present.
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/group project work/travel
in Africa or in a similar setting; earlier deadlines] -- please send by
regular mail a **very brief** statement about your interests and background
to the address below (do not E-Mail). A Leader application will be sent to you.
Printed Applications / Photo Brochures to distribute at your location
For FAST responses to questions, or for photo brochures or printed
applications, please contact the Main 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, Inc
475 Riverside Dr., N.Y., N.Y. 10115-0050, Suite 831
212-870-2106 OFFICE / 212-870-2055 FAX / firstname.lastname@example.org
M-F 10am-4pm EST
...a non-profit IRS 501(C)(3) organization