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Peruvian delegation and GV06

The Global Village 2006 event centred on an international camp that was held in Kent from 29th July to the 9th of August 2006. The event was hosted by the Woodcraft Folk on behalf of the International Falcon Movement . It focussed on the theme of the Millenium Development Goals and sought to inform young people about these through a series of educational workshops, games and other activities. The camp was attended by 4,500 young people from over 50 countries around the world.

Delegations from developing countries who attended the camp were hosted by youth organisations from European countries who assisted them in the expenses associated with attending the event. The Cambridge District hosted a delegation from Peru belonging to the organisation Club Infantil 23 de Mayo - CHAP. The delegation visited Cambridge for several days before and after attending GV06 with the Cambridge District.

The visit by the Peruvian delegation was made possible by a massive fund raising effort which involved numerous members of the Cambridge District. In particular over £6,000 was raised by an auction of promises which was supported by donations from numerous people as listed here . The Cambridge District also acknowledges generous financial donations from the following companies and organisations: Rio Tinto plc, The National Union of Teachers, Cambridge Cooperative Party, Education Services. Additional support from many other individuals and organisations is also gratefully acknowledged.

Reports from various people are available here.
More information about the GV06 event is available through the following links:

* A general account of the event published by the Guardian newspaper.