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  • Teaching English for Peace | Projects for Peace
    House News Search International House 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Log On Teaching English for Peace Project 574 Year 2011 Country Morocco School International House Alberta Proposal 574pro Students Caitlin Cobb Alex Freeman Nyamal Guet Tinu

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/international/projects/node/1784 (2016-02-13)
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  • Sustainable Empowerment through Agricultural Development | Projects for Peace
    News Search Projects 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Log On Sustainable Empowerment through Agricultural Development Project 517 Year 2011 Country Ghana School Lehigh University Proposal 517pro Report 517rep Students Lauren Collins Glen De Villafranca Nicholas Lancaster

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1668 (2016-02-13)
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  • Tools for Tolerance | Projects for Peace
    consists of classroom space a computer lab and a library stocked with human rights related materials Over the course of the summer the Lewis and Clark students not only constructed the spaces but also worked with local educators to develop curriculum deliver workshops and tutor children in the community reaching more than 300 children One unique aspect of this project is that it was conceived as an ongoing opportunity for

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1672 (2016-02-13)
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  • Music for Peace | Projects for Peace
    world s newest democracies and poorest countries still recovering from a long struggle for independence from Indonesia a struggle that destroyed much of the country s infrastructure and cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of its citizens Natalino Guterres a Timorese native and student at Luther College was inspired by the opportunity of a Projects for Peace award to promote reconciliation and peace in his country through young people and music Natalino worked with Movimento de Adolescentes e Crianças MAC a nonprofit founded in 2001 with the goal to unite young people from different communities and backgrounds using music and art to promote conflict resolution Over the course of eight weeks Natalino collaborated with MAC leaders and volunteers purchased a full band of musical instruments secured instructors and promoted the idea of a Concert for Peace to be held at the residence of the president of Timor Leste Nobel laureate José Ramos Horta The Concert for Peace was held on August 13 to an audience of thousands including President Ramos Horta and his wife various government dignitaries and the American ambassador to Timor Leste The 200 children presented music with themes of peace reconciliation and understanding while a large

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1674 (2016-02-13)
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  • Harrer Harrer Yaffa | Projects for Peace
    grew up in Israel as a member of the Arab minority and she knows firsthand how difficult it can be to find an outlet in which to discuss complicated issues and concerns openly She and Nejla Calvo both Middlebury students used their Projects for Peace grant to provide a group of Arab Palestinian young people living in Yaffa Israel a way to express themselves and the challenges they face through the use of film Duna and Nejla partnered with the local organization Sadaka Reut and with the Doha Film Festival s cross regional project Harrer Harrer Liberate Liberate in Arabic Space was allocated at Sadaka Reut and 15 young people were chosen to participate in workshops and discussions on contemporary issues leadership teamwork and artistic expression Each participant wrote a script for a one minute film The group ultimately produced seven films with the Doha Film Institute assisting in the final productions with professional sound cinematography and editorial staff As a testament to the strength of the productions the films produced will be presented in the traveling Doha Tribeca Film Festival along with other productions from around the Arab world While the main beneficiaries of Harrer Harrer Yaffa were the

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1682 (2016-02-13)
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  • Gemura Kitchen & Solid'Africa Honor Society | Projects for Peace
    work in Rwanda with the grassroots organization Solid Africa in construction of a sustainable soup kitchen and in the establishment of a countrywide Solid Africa Honor Society for high achieving high school students Isabelle Kamariza a Rwandan law student founded Solid Africa in 2010 The organization is dedicated to serving the most vulnerable patients in Rwandan hospitals While access to health care has improved dramatically in Rwanda food is not offered to inpatients As more than half the country s population exists under the poverty level and many patients travel long distances for hospitalization hunger is a great concern and has a direct and negative impact on recovery rates When Lydia was introduced to Solid Africa volunteers were working out of two makeshift kitchens trying to supply at least one meal a day to hundreds of patients Lydia realized that a professional kitchen could make a significant difference and one of her goals became the building of the Gemura Kitchen Gemura means to bring food in Kinyarwanda Lydia secured materials for the construction of the Gemura Kitchen and has future plans for the creation of a chicken farm to benefit Solid Africa Lydia was awarded a Fulbright grant to continue

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1686 (2016-02-13)
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  • Skills-Training and Microfinance for Kono's Amputees | Projects for Peace
    promote economic development and try to address widespread hunger When Raphael arrived in Sierra Leone he realized the situation was dire and that the success of small scale entrepreneurship would be limited partly because the rising dollar increased the price of commodity goods beyond the capacity of most villagers The prevailing problem was acute hunger After lengthy discussions with community members and the staff of a local nongovernmental organization devoted

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1699 (2016-02-13)
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  • Paz-Movil (Peace-Mobile) | Projects for Peace
    enhancing educational opportunities The Paz Movil or Peace Mobile is actually a 25 passenger bus now being driven around the remote communities of San Ramón and Matagalpa with an ever growing number of children s books textbooks novels and other resources Staffed by a team that includes one young adult staff member and several volunteers the Paz Movil visits preschools elementary schools and one community library on a weekly rotation

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1717 (2016-02-13)
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