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RESPECT Intellectual Club

Please visit this link to watch a video about the RESPECT Intellectual Club (RIC) at the Buduburam Refugee Settlement in Ghana:
RESPECT is an international organization concerned with refugee education, raising awareness and encouraging action on refugee issues globally and locally, and making connections between non-refugee and refugee students. One of the organization’s associates, RESPECT Ghana, supports Liberian refugees both on and off the Buduburum refugee camp in Accra, Ghana. Within the refugee camp showcased in this video, RESPECT Ghana fosters an environment of self-respect and dignity through their Smart Kids Program, an intellectual club, competitive sports teams and challenging extracurricular programs for grade and high school students. RESPECT Ghana focuses on integrating refugees into the wider Ghanaian society and changing traditional assumptions and patterns in the way refugee camps are run. In teaching respect for…