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Religious Youth Service

UPF chapters organize Religious Youth Service projects that offer service-learning opportunities with a special focus on developing personal leadership and peacemaking skills. Through living together and providing altruistic service in a community, participants demonstrate that it is possible for our global human family to come together in peace for our mutual well being.

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Ialoveni, Moldova - Fourteen people from four nations assembled on August 5, 2012 in Ialoveni for a week-long Religious Youth Service project working at a geriatric center, joining in interactive learning experiences, visiting places of worship and enjoying the beauty of nature.

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Krymsk, Russia - After devastating floods in early July 2012, a Religious Youth Service team of ten people from various parts of Russia arrived in Krymsk on July 19 and spent seven days cleaning out rubbish, erecting tents to shelter the homeless and organizing donations that poured in from throughout the nation.

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Zugdidi, Georgia - Youth from eight nations arrived in Zugdidi in western Georgia on July 21, 2012, to spend ten days living and working as an interfaith and international community and gain insights into the culture, life, and faith of the people of this nation in the South Caucasus.

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The Religious Youth Service is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986 to give opportunities to young religious people to live and work together as a community. The RYS has done projects in North America and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

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Kathmandu, Nepal - Religious Youth Service-Nepal organized a service-learning project June 2-9 in the village of Chitlang to build a library at the secondary school and renovate the community drinking water system. Read the detailed report by P. Venugopal, a participant from Malaysia.

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Chitlang, Nepal - Thirty-six participants and four staff members set out by bus on June 2 from Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, to the village of Chitlang, where we would spend seven days together serving a school and local community. It was an interesting, valuable, and educational experience; we will never forget how we survived with limited resources, good lectures, and leadership training.

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Since 2002, Religious Youth Service has been organizing service-learning programs to build understanding, respect and cooperation among youth of Nepal's Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim communities. Here is a sampling of reports of projects through 2012.

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UPF chapters organize Religious Youth Service projects that offer service-learning opportunities with a special focus on developing personal leadership and peacemaking skills. Through living together and providing altruistic service in a community, participants demonstrate that it is possible for our global human family to come together in peace for our mutual well being.

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Portland Parish, Jamaica - Religious Youth Service-Jamaica is inviting applicants for a service-learning experience from August 3 to 16 to help make improvements at three schools on Jamaica's northeast coast and experience the vibrant culture of this Caribbean island nation celebrating its 50th anniversary of independence under the motto "Out of Many, One People."

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Ialoveni, Moldova - UPF-Moldova is organizing a Religious Youth Service project from July 21 to 29 that will include cleaning and repairing a senior citizens center in the Ialoveni region and creating a video promoting interfaith understanding and cooperation.

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Samegrelo, Georgia - Building on the success of last July's Religious Youth Service project at an orphanage in Zugdidi, UPF-Georgia is organizing a project in that region of western Georgia from July 21 to 30.

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Since 1989, Religious Youth Service has been organizing interfaith service-learning projects for youth in various parts of Thailand. Here is a sampling of reports of projects through 2012.

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