Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Congratulations to REAP-Canada's Two CIDA Youth Interns As They Start Their Overseas Experience in the Gambia, West Africa to Learn About Sustainable Agriculture and International Development!
August 1, 2004

REAP-Canada is proud to send interns Sean Sloan and Shelly Juurlink to the Gambia to work on REAP-Canada's development projects. There they will work with the rural farmers, local partners, and government institutions to implement REAP-Canada's Agro-Ecological Village Model, a holistic and participatory approach to agrarian development.
Sean and Shelly were hired in May 2003 as part of the CIDA International Youth Internship Program. They have spent approximately two months at the REAP-Canada office learning about the organization's goals and programs and are now in the Gambia for a six month term. Sean is a geography undergraduate with a rich background in participation and development from several overseas work experiences. Shelly is a farmer-at-heart with a master's degree in animal science and a minor in agribusiness. Filled with enthusiasm and a lot of spunk, Sean and Shelly hold a lot of potential to advance REAP-Canada in its programming which help rural farmers enjoy a more sustainable lifestyle. Go get 'em guys!


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