Global PACT Training in Zagreb
June 24th - July 21st, 2007
Do you have the desire to make the world a better place, but feel that so many issues seem too overwhelming to even approach? Does the scope and depth of problems like hunger, violence, or issues in your local community make them seemingly impossible to resolve? Where do you, as an ordinary person, even begin if you want to make a meaningful change? With Global PACT training you can learn how.
In Global Partnerships for Activism and Cross-Cultural Training, or Global PACT for short, you will find an organization of citizen-activists that encourages all people, regardless of circumstance, to realize that anyone can take initiative and make a meaningful difference in their lives, the lives of their friends and ultimately the entire world.
Global PACT invites you to join our exciting program in Zagreb, Croatia, from June 24th until July 21st, joining forty young Croatians, Serbians and Bosnians - Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim - to learn what it takes to be an activist as you literally take on the challenge of rebuilding community in the post-civil war Balkans.
From the first day, you will be grouped in multi-ethnic-religious-linguistic teams, each of which will identify a real problem for which you will provide an action plan by the end of the course. This intensive, four week program will use the Global PACT activism and advocacy training program, supplemented by numerous visits by leading Croatian journalists, politicians, organizers, military and religious figures. You will travel to the sites of critical battles during the war such as Vukovar, where you will interview local government and civic organizations about the real challenges of community rebuilding.
As you learn the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for building a non-governmental organization (NGO) to make meaningful, long-term community change, you will learn skills which are transferable to the development and management of any organization. At the end of Global PACT, in your group, you will launch the first project of your organization.
Global PACT is run through a partnership with Rutgers University and therefore it is very possible to get transfer credit to the university that one is studying at. However, by no means is this program just for college students! For more information, you can visit our website at www.globalpact.org
or email Robert Uvanovic at Uvanovic.email@example.com
. Formated for CROWN by Marko Puljiæ
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