conservation, secure water sources or others),
Choice of the destination country (Mozambique, Zambia,Namibia, Malawi or various countries in Central America),
Theoretical and practical preparation - In the USA (EtnaCampus, The San Francisco Bay Area and other location)
Travel arrangements including visas, vaccinations and othernecessities when traveling to a third world country
Regular contact and support during time in Africa or CentralAmerica
Final time for evaluation and readjustment after return
Since 2000, we had over to 2000 people traveling to the projects.The value of the work they done is reflected in manyinternational awards and partnerships Humana Federation or itsmembers received. An example of a development project withinternational recognition is Children's town near Lusaka, Zambia.This project has been featured in a TV series "The New Heroes",hosted by Robert Redford.(http://www.pbs.org/opb/thenewheroes/meet/zulu.html). One ofCCTG's participants choose this project for her volunteer periodin Africa and spent 6 months there working with AIDS orphans in2007. All the volunteer program expenses are covered partiallyby tuition paid by the participants, fundraising during theprogram, grants from Humana People to People and the profitsfrom the clothing donation program.
The Clothing donation program has been started in the Bay Areain 2003. Oakland was one of the first cities where we place thegreen donation boxes and for long time it was also the center ofthe operation, with warehouse first on Filbert St and later in theformer Army base. Only after the base was closed for businessin 2006 we moved to our current location in Richmond. Currentlywe service 26 locations throughout Oakland, and last year wecollected almost 180 000 pounds of used clothing and shoes inthe city. (the whole operation currently has little over 370 boxes