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October 27, 2000

Sign-ups Being Taken for
Student Expedition to Africa

Applications are being accepted for high school and college students to take part in the third annual Youth/Peace Cultural Education Program in Ghana. The students will leave July 5 and return Aug. 6.

Director of the program and California State University, Sacramento criminal justice professor Ernest Uwazie has led numerous projects on conflict resolution in Africa.

The students will stay with host families and at schools and universities throughout the country. They will complete individual and group peace projects. Student participants may receive 1-3 unit(s) of college or high school credits.

Activities will include:

Lectures and demonstrations on African/Ghanaian peace-making and violence prevention methods

An examination of the culture through visits to major historic sites

First-hand experience with urban and rural/village life

Interaction with Ghanaian youth, families and government officials

Conflict resolution workshops

Ghana is a West African country of 18 million people. A former British colony, Ghana's official language is English, with numerous indigenous languages.

The deadline for applications is Nov. 17. More information is available at (916) 278-6282.


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