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Reality Tours Announces Partnership With ActionAid Denmark

Action Aid 1Reality Tours is proud to announce a new partnership with ActionAid Denmark!

Global Exchange is partnering with the Danish branch of ActionAid to assist them with their international youth activist training programs. We’ll be supporting their 3-4 week programs in El Salvador, Nepal and Kenya in the Summer of 2013. These programs are focused on giving youth and emerging activists the hands-on skills to be successful campaigners in the field of human rights.

Past participants share some of the highlights of the program:

“Being in the Global Change course allowed me to understand the importance of working together in groups and how far you can get as a team. You learn how to plan and jump-start a campaign – your campaign is suddenly on TV, in the newspaper and on the radio. I don’t have words to describe these moments. I can just say – you have to live it!” -Gonzalo Chavarria, Nicaragua. Global Change Denmark, Autumn 2010.

“I learned so much from the ‘you learn as you do’ approach. I have not only learned to see things in a broader, global perspective, but I am also able to put the tools and skills I learned into practice. Since the course I have mobilised, initiated and am now facilitating an open Coffee Bar where young people get together and discuss politics and daily life experiences. I feel I have been empowered to make a difference in my community!”
Joseph Ochieng Kenya Global Change Autumn 2010, Tanzania.

The deadline to apply to each program is 2 months before departure, so act NOW to reserve your spot, and please share with all youth between the ages of 18-35 interested in deepening their commitment to social justice and campaign work.

For more information about the program in El Salvador, please contact Corina at corina (at) globalexchange.org. For more information about the programs in Nepal and Kenya, please contact Alessandro at alessandro (at) globalexchange.org.

2 Comments

  1. Jillian Thomsen

    I just returned from a Reality Tour in Afghanistan. It blew my mind. It was life-changing. I wish I had known about this opportunity for youth activism abroad in advance so I could have saved my annual leave accordingly. I hope we get more notice for future trips.

  2. Hi Jillian! We’re so glad to hear that you had an amazing time in Afghanistan! Yes, the deadline for these particular trips is soon, however I encourage you to check with ActionAid Denmark to see when they will have these 3-4 week programs scheduled in 2014. We also have many Reality Tours listed for the rest of 2013 and Spring of 2014 at http://www.realitytours.org. Where are you interested in headed next? 🙂

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