February 17, 2014

News update: Volcanic Eruption in Indonesia

CWY currently has two teams on the island of Java, in Indonesia, where a volcano, Mount Kelud, erupted last Friday, Feb.14th, 2014. Both teams are safe and sound and, while a blanket of dust and ash has covered most of the island, none of our youth volunteers or staff are in any immediate danger. Dust masks have been distributed to everyone and other measure to ensure the safety of our staff and volunteers have been put in place, including recommendations to avoid strenuous outdoor activities until the air quality improves. We will keep you informed of any further important updates and information and will provide further information should the situation change.

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About Canada World Youth

Canada World Youth is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth aged up to 35 who want to become informed and active global citizens. CWY offers international transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge, leadership and skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects. For more than 40 years, 38,000 youth and 12,000 host families have participated in CWY programs, in Canada and abroad.

CWY is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization (#118973999RR0001).

Source : Mary McGee, Communications Officer, Canada World Youth, 514 931-3526 # 336,

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Mary McGee
1 800 605-3526 #336
514 931-3526 # 336