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  • The Li-k'ei Project | Projects for Peace
    Project Li k ei means peace in the Tlingit native language and this project s goal was to advance peace conflict resolution and understanding between young people in the racially and socially segregated community of Merritt in British Columbia Canada Building on an earlier project that Nicholas Kang began in the community the project s objectives included renovating a space and developing programs for a local Teen Center and reaching out to the young people in the First Nations community and engaging with them and other community members through a Youth Council The Teen Center was opened early in the summer with programming developed by a committee of teenagers representing all voices in the community Up to 50 young people between 12 and 19 years old frequented the center each day for workshops meetings and recreation After the summer a local nonprofit will assume the day to day management of the center The Merritt Youth Council is the first of its kind in the area After a thorough application process 10 young people were organized into a racially diverse group that met weekly to discuss issues of importance to youth in and around Merritt and to learn the skills necessary

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1727 (2016-02-13)
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  • Project Harmony Israel | Projects for Peace
    a four week English language summer camp for Arab and Jewish middle school children living in Jerusalem The goal of the camp was to enable the Arab and Jewish children to relate to one another as peers and not as members of a religious group or citizens of a troubled state The camp became a safe place where shared experience led to trust and support where all they had in common was more important than any perceived differences English was the focus of the camp as it is not only considered a crucial skill for Israelis today but also the only language that every child in Israel studies and as such a common bond In addition to English the 50 campers learned team building exercises and conflict resolution skills increased their computer literacy and shared in outdoor activities each morning The afternoons were devoted to photography video theater and art Fifteen volunteer counselors were recruited and trained and a local school contributed classroom and sports facilities The camp was registered with the Israeli government as an educational summer program and plans are in progress to create a registered nonprofit and secure future summer sessions Next summer s goal is to

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1743 (2016-02-13)
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  • Unity Park: Building Peace Together | Projects for Peace
    the University of Cartagena s medical school the Institute of Recreation and local community members to ensure the success of the park Five sections surrounded the land allocated for the park each ruled by a different gang While cause for concern at first the community came together and embraced the idea of the park with support from the first days of construction with a spontaneous Peace Walk with more than

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1754 (2016-02-13)
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  • Benefitting All Children in Korea (BACK) | Projects for Peace
    from North Korea to Seoul during the Korean War She knew firsthand how difficult it is for refugees to assimilate and prosper She was further motivated by founder Wendy Kopp s vision during a summer internship with Teach for America This led to her application for a Projects for Peace grant to pair American college students with young North Korean refugees in the Seoul area The college students most of them studying abroad in South Korea would be volunteer English tutors and mentors through BACK Students in South Korea are required to learn English and it is difficult to find employment without English fluency Most South Korean students supplement their time in school with evening English classes at fee based private schools North Korean refugees cannot afford these private schools and fall behind in language acquisition Uri s idea was that American college students could help fill the learning gap by offering classes and tutoring sessions She partnered with two schools to not only provide tutors and mentors but also to build much needed resources of English books and materials Uri s project garnered much attention In addition to her Projects for Peace grant Uri won a Washington and Lee

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1766 (2016-02-13)
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  • Camp Rafiqi | Projects for Peace
    and the goal of the camp is for visually impaired and sighted children to enjoy a four week summer session of recreational and educational activities For their Project for Peace in the summer of 2011 Sara and Maysa were joined by two other Wellesley students and ran two camps one in Beirut and one in Tripoli Their work began with recruiting and training volunteer counselors most of whom were Lebanese

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1768 (2016-02-13)
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  • Water Sanitation for Brighter Dawns | Projects for Peace
    She realized that clean water and basic safe sanitation practices would be keys to limiting disease and preventing many unnecessary deaths in the Khalishpur slum She vowed to return to Bangladesh and do something concrete to address the problem With her Projects for Peace grant and an additional 5 000 Dell Social Innovation Fellowship Tasmiha did just that Over the summer of 2011 Tasmiha worked with a local partner the World Peace and Cultural Foundation to establish 15 wells two new bathroom facilities and 20 latrines in Ward 12 of the Khalishpur slum She distributed 1 000 basic sanitation kits led seminars for adults and children on safe sanitation and hired and trained women from the local community to be community health workers to monitor the wells and latrines and to teach the importance of basic sanitary routines Back in the United States Tasmiha continues to work tirelessly on behalf of the people in Khalishpur With the support of friends family and fellow students she has established the nonprofit Brighter Dawns created a website formed several chapters of Brighter Dawns at other colleges and high schools and led fundraising efforts ranging from dinners to 5K races in support of the

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1770 (2016-02-13)
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  • Reading Towards Dreams | Projects for Peace
    program in two schools in Katutura near the capital city of Windhoek Merretta firmly believes that if the children learn to read they can succeed in school and have a chance to escape a cycle of poverty Merretta brought to her schools laptop computers loaded with phonics games early reader books and noncomputerized phonics and word recognition games Her summer was spent teaching phonics reading to and with students practicing

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/projects/node/1774 (2016-02-13)
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  • 2011 | Projects for Peace
    of Geneva Hip Hop 4 Peace Guatemala Grinnell College Straws of Steel Nepal Hamilton College Karate Ka for Peace Camp USA Harvard College Global Development Innovators Dominican Republic Haverford College Art Basketball and Condoms Madagascar Haverford College Moving Pakistan into Light Pakistan Hood College Community Artivism ProyectArte Peru International House Alberta Teaching English for Peace Morocco Kalamazoo College The Voice of Peace Sauti ya Amani Kenya Kenyon College Keep Those Hearts Beating Nigeria Lafayette College Turning Over a New Leaf USA Lake Forest College Youzhitupin Green Diet China Lehigh University Sustainable Empowerment through Agricultural Development Ghana Lewis Clark College Drilling Well Providing Clean Water and Promoting Peace Ethiopia Lewis Clark College Tools for Tolerance Morocco Luther College Music for Peace Timor Leste East Timor Macalester College Women and Peanut Processing Niger Methodist University Collecting Smiles in Srebrenica Bosnia Middlebury College Harrer Harrer Yaffa Israel MIT Hygienic Peace Kenya Mt Holyoke College Empowering Youth through Radio and Digital Storytelling Nicaragua Northwestern University Gemura Kitchen Solid Africa Honor Society Rwanda Notre Dame of Maryland University Intergenerational Harmony through the Arts Peru Oberlin College Interfaith Appalachia USA Occidental College Education Workshops to Promote Health and Peace India Pomona College Youth and Community Development in Valle de Angeles Honduras Princeton University Express Yourself Sri Lanka Princeton University Skills Training and Microfinance for Kono s Amputees Sierra Leone Randolph Macon College Arts for Change Today Summer Camp USA Reed College Connect Hungi Nepal Ringling College of Art Design Intercultural Dialogue Camp for Peace Building Tanzania San Francisco Art Institute Empowering Survivors of Sex Trafficking Cambodia Sarah Lawrence College Peace ing Together a Community in Transition USA School of the Art Insitute of Chicago Sustainable Bio Fuel Option for Kasigau Kenya Scripps College Community Education Center Mali Simmons College Peer to Peer Joint USA Ukrainian Workshop

    Original URL path: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects/2011?page=1 (2016-02-13)
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