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Volume 1 - Edition 3
October 4, 2004
Engineering Student Off To Guyana
On September 22, Nima Rohani left Canada to gain some real-world experience by volunteering with two youth organizations in the country of Guyana. Rohani will be in Guyana for the next eight months working with the Youth Can Move the World Program and On the Wings of Words.
The Youth Can Move the World Program, in collaboration with the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education and the University of Guyana, develops workshops whereby youth from across the country are trained on various crucial topics such as literacy, gender equity, drug abuse, promotion of the arts, AIDS, and so on.  These youth are then sent out to their individual communities to perform these same workshops with their villages and towns.
On the Wings of Words is working towards abolishing the problem of illiteracy in the country.  Working with organizations such as UNICEF and CIDA, it has been able to reach over 10,000 youth since its inception in 1996.
Having started university a couple years early, Rohani feels this is an incredible chance to gain some real-world experience which will allow him to finish his engineering degree with a new-found vision.
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