his week's postings: 1. Hosting opportunity: Pioneer Student Exchange Program with Afghanistan 2. "The Right to Food: A Window on the World" 3. Final Deadline: Goldman Sachs Foundation Youth Prize for Excellence in International Education 4. PCNAF High School Partnership Program Ellen Frierson Program Associate National Peace Corps Association http://www.globalteachnet.org -------------------------------------------- 1. Hosting opportunity: Pioneer Student Exchange Program with Afghanistan Posted by request: The Pioneer Student Exchange Program, the first with Afghanistan in more than thirty years, is supported by Congress and administered through the State Department. Our Program is run the way all international exchange programs should be run, with a solid network of support in Afghanistan and in the United States, modest funding for the participants and a great competitive qualifying system that sends the best and brightest Afghan students to our shores. If you are interested in hosting an Afghan student for the 2007-2008 school year or for more information about this unique program contact Anthony Agnello at: mailto:email@example.com. Include "Afghanistan Exchange Program" in the title line. -------------------------------------------- 2. "The Right to Food: A Window on the World" >From the Human Rights Education Listserv: 16 October 2006, Rome -- A new global education project was launched today to raise awareness about hunger and the right to food among children and young people around the world. As part of the ongoing "Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger" initiative, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) produced a cartoon-style story book entitled "The Right to Food: A Window on the World," and a companion “Resource and Activity Guide” educating young people and motivating them to join in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. According to FAO, the materials present right to food issues in a simple, understandable and attractive style that captures the attention of young people. The materials will help young people understand that each individual has the right to adequate food and that governments, consumer organizations, the private sector, communities and families have an obligation to help protect, promote and support that right. The book consists of an introductory section providing an overview of selected right to food issues, and eight individual stories dedicated to illustrating aspects of food security and right to food issues in Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Sierra Leone and Uganda. A unique feature of the publications is that the illustrations were planned and drawn by young artists and art students from the eight countries. The cartoon-style drawings convey national differences in culture, lifestyles, food habits, environments and living conditions. In each of the selected countries, a national contest was organized among art schools and institutes for illustrating the chapter set in that country. The book and the Resource and Activity Guide are available in six languages in both hard copy and electronic formats, including as a CD-ROM and as web-based HTML and PDF files. To order the books, send an e-mail to: mailto:RTF-Youth@fao.org -------------------------------------------- 3. Final Deadline: Goldman Sachs Foundation Youth Prize for Excellence in International Education Posted by request: Reminder! The online application for the Goldman Sachs Foundation Youth Prize for Excellence in International Education is now available at http://www.askasia.org/students/gsf_prizes.htm. Students have less than one week left to submit their entry responding to one of two questions on international affairs and the global economy. Five students will receive a $5,000 scholarship prize each and an all-expenses paid trip to New York City in early December, where they will be recognized at Asia Society's Gala Annual Dinner. The deadline for applications for the youth prize is October 23, 2006 at 5pm (your local time). Don't let your students miss this incredible opportunity - encourage them to enter now! -------------------------------------------- 4. PCNAF High School Partnership Program Posted by request: In Nigeria, 33% of boys in the secondary school age group are enrolled in secondary school, but only 4% of girls. To address this disparity, in 2003 the Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation (PCNAF) launched a scholarship program that provides support to promising Nigerian female students in need of financial assistance to complete their secondary school education. Eight Nigerian girls have already received scholarships through this program. Your school can offer much needed support for this important endeavor by becoming a PCNAF High School Partner. The PCNAF High School Partnership Program provides U.S. students with an opportunity to learn more about Nigerian culture while helping the people of Nigeria build a brighter future for themselves through education. In addition to engaging in fundraising activities to support the scholarship program, they will be able to correspond with the scholarship recipients and their teachers, and participate in cross-cultural exchanges (letters, photos and artifacts). PCNAF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2001 by a small group of former Peace Corps Volunteers in the Washington, DC area with a desire to stay connected to the country they had come to know and love, and to continue their efforts to help it develop. For more information about PCNAF and the girls’ scholarship program, please visit http://www.pcnaf.org. 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