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Ikando and the UNHCR Collaborated to Commemorate the World Refugee Day

Ikando volunteers and Interns for the Foundation of Contemporary Art and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) collaborated to commemorate World Refugee Day with the refugees at the Buduburam Camp.

Accra, Ghana, June 22, 2010 --( Ikando volunteers/interns and the UNHCR – Ewurabena Hutchful were at the Buduburam Camp to encourage the youth to paint and make artefacts which express what this day means to them. This event took place on the 12th of June. The best of these creative endeavours were exhibited on the 20th of June in Accra.

On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day annually. Resolution 55/76 noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.

Ikando already has collaborated with the UNHCR-The New Liberian Women’s Skills Training Centre whose core areas are:
- Practical skills training.
- Micro credit loans enabling graduates from the training centre to set up their own small-scale businesses.
- Information sessions on women’s rights, particularly focused to education of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV).

Ikando provides skilled volunteers and interns to organisations in Ghana, West Africa. Their objective is to help more people gain the life changing, life affirming experiences that volunteering can give. They are committed to enabling skill transfer, enabling organisations in the developing world to access different skill sets and to helping volunteers realize the value they can add using the skills they hold.

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Ikando Foundation
John Bart-Plange
+233 21 222 726

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