[Sust-mar] CUSO Recruitment
tracy at jatam.org
Sun Apr 22 17:09:49 EDT 2007
>Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 14:02:10 -0300
>From: CUSO Atlantic <MLwhite at eastlink.ca>
>Subject: CUSO Recruitment
>To: Tracy Glynn <tracy at jatam.org>
>WOULD YOU PLEASE SEND TO THE SUS'T TIMES LIST.
>CUSO Recruitment presentations by CUSO Alumni, Ashleigh Mitchell -
>7 PM, Tuesday, April 24th at the Bridge St. Cafe, 8 Bridge St. in Sackville.
>7 PM, Wednesday, April 25th, Church of St Andrew - St. David, 164 Germain St.
>7 PM, Thursday, April 26th, Renaissance College, 811 Charlotte St.,
>7PM, Monday, April 30th at the McCain Building, Room 2016, Dalhousie
>7:30pm May 2, Rm 205 Murphy Community Centre, 200 Richmond Street
>Ashleigh Mitchell, a former CUSO cooperant in the Solomon Islands, will be
>in Fredericton on April 26th raising awareness of social justice issues and
>encouraging others to pursue overseas volunteer placements with Canada's
>global social justice organization CUSO.
>After three adventurous years of international backpacking, Ashleigh
>Mitchell was determined to find a way to give back to the many kindnesses
>that the world had shown her. Her wish was granted when a fortuitous
>encounter with a CUSO recruiter during a high speed bus chase on the
>Manitoba Prairies led her to a six month volunteer placement in the Solomon
>Islands, a paradisiacal country in the South Pacific.
>Working on behalf of CUSO and the Government of Canada's NetCorps program,
>Ashleigh's placement was with Vois Blong Mere, a local women's rights
>organization striving hard to educate, enable and empower women in the
>Solomons. Although originally intended to do "skills transfer" of IT skills
>to enable the women of her host organization to better fulfill the goals of
>their mandate, Ashleigh soon found her job responsibilities broaden. She
>taught computer skills to women of 12 other NGOs as well, spoke weekly on
>Vois's nation-wide educational radio program, started a weekly literacy
>class and wrote articles for the country's national newspaper, all of which
>aimed to raise women's profile and level of self-determinism.
>Ashleigh hopes that she left the people of the Solomons with at least a
>fraction of the happy memories and life lessons that they gave her. She
>returned to Canada with a newfound admiration for the limitless strength of
>women and a desire to spend her life working for the cause of social
>justice. Thanks to this experience, Ashleigh is currently pursuing a degree
>in Social Work at the University of Manitoba. She is thrilled to have the
>opportunity to visit the Maritime provinces to raise awareness of social
>justice issues and encourage others to pursue overseas volunteer placements.
>Complete list of open jobs at <http://www.cuso.org>www.cuso.org
>81 Prince St., Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4R3
>902 393-4550 Cell
>1 800 676-8411 (Atlantic only)
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