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blog posts from GYC's participants, alumni, & staff

Anger in the Camp

By Alain Twagirayezu “The International Community has rejected us. I don’t even know where I can ask my questions any more.” – A refugee in KIZIBA refugee camp youth during … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Measure? Quantify?

By Suprita Datta (GYC Rwanda Jan 2015) Human rights, unlike other aspects of policy and politics, have impacts that can be measured and quantified. How many kids are receiving an … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Turikumwe!

By Nan Zhang (China) Rwanda, a country that I had never thought I would have an opportunity to go to, has become a turning point of my life. It was … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Malnutrition in a Refugee Camp and My Inspiration to Overcome It

By Moise Dushime (D.R.C.) Chronic malnutrition is the lack of a balanced diet that can help a human being to survive. Chronic malnutrition is one of the problems that affects … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tracy Chapman: Unofficial Rwanda Version

By Jesse Hawkes (GYC Executive Director) This past summer, I was enjoying a mountain of food at a local Rwandan buffet with a few of the Turikumwe human rights program … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Caught in an Oppressive System

By Kevin Tang I ran up to Brookie Maxwell’s Gallery 138 in Chelsea for barely an hour with the GYC group, but during that time I was able to truly … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

18 Year Old Camps

By Timothee Mwizihire I didn’t fully grasp what it means to live like a refugee before I met the youth living in refugee camps in Rwanda: Kiziba and Gihembe. Listening … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Do you want to stay or to survive?

By Aurelie Servalie (GYC Bosnia Delegate from France, July 2014) After 5 hours journey, we finally arrived in Srebrenica. Miki took us to the heart of the city, upright near … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

And they should get more!

By Maja Pecanac (GYC Rwanda and NYC Alumna from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Program Assistant July 2014 in Bosnia) When I was writing the political update for the GYC Bosnia Report from July … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Identification

By Sierra Kraft (GYC Bosnia Delegate from NYC, July 2014) As we walked the 30 minutes under a hot sun to the Reflection-Sejkovaca Identification Center in Sanski Most, I was trying … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reflecting on Srebrenica

By Aviva Silburt  The air was cool on that somber afternoon, and I felt a tense energy in the crowd around me as we waited for the men to carry … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Some Memorable Moments (Bosnia July 2014)

UN in Sarajevo By Cameron Macaskill Our last week in Sarajevo could not possibly have started out on a more energetic note that our morning meeting on July 14th with … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Wind of Spirituality

By Aurelie Servalie (GYC Bosnia Delegate from France, July 2014) Being a Muslim Bosniak is considered as an ethnic identity here in Bosnia, but it can also refer to the … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An American in Sanski Most

By Melanie Dominski I first came to Bosnia in the summer of 2010 as a delegate with Global Youth Connect. I was in the middle of completing a two-year Master’s … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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