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Spreading joy --- a happy group after the distribution
December 23, 2014
by Kehkashan Basu, leader of the COE UAE Hub The chill of winter has enveloped us and has heralded the onset of the festive season. Our city is full of tourists and residents preparing to celebrate Christmas and usher in the New Year. The beautiful decorations, brightly lit shop windows and the pleasant weather are combining to make the coming weeks really memorable for the residents. Yet in the shadows of these bright lights are groups of people who conscientously toil night and day to keep...
*Artist’s rendition of the center in Nepal. The architecture is inspired by local Sherpa homes.
December 17, 2014
Support the development of a new cultural center in Nepal while finding respite in the serene Himalayan Mountains. For the past few months, the Toronto Group has been organizing the creation of a cultural center in Nepal that will eventually host retreats and workshops on spirituality, leadership and the arts. On November 27th members of the group presented to a community group for social justice, about the idea of the center and its workshops. In the spring of 2015, members from the Toronto...
October 29, 2014
The One Peaceful Africa (OPA) logo is the true face of who we are, sharing the reality of our projects in Africa. Our shirt highlights the face of a girl on our logo who does not have the opportunity of going to school because of what she is taught.  Princess Ukaga, OPA Director, believes One Peaceful Africa heralds a new era, one to empower African youth to pursue peace. When asked what OPA means to the African people she responded, “OPA is PEACE.” It has been a year since the first training...
October 28, 2014
Jimmy Lama, COE Chapter Leader in Nepal, and Director of the Helambu Education Livelihood Projecy (HELP) shares his excitement in an update on dozens of volunteer placements across 18 partner schools over the summer. The Helambu Education and Livelihood Project (HELP) is a registered non-profit organization based in Kathmandu originally supported by Mondo Foundation (a UK charity), which was started in 2009 to work on improving education in the Helambu region and its surrounding valleys of...
October 10, 2014
Girls’ education is a basic right that benefits the whole of society. After the 2012 attack on Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating education for women and the kidnapping of more than 200 young girls from a school in Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram girls education including the safety of young girls going to school became right at the heart of the public interest. Today according to the BBC World Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai...
October 6, 2014
On September 19, two days before the world recognized The International Day of Peace, and held the Climate March, youth from around the nation gathered at the UN in New York City to participate in the student day event. 50 culturally diverse Vermont students attended the event, and were excited to be at the UN, celebrating the important day. The students were engaged with the panelists which included Jane Goodall and Yo Yo Ma. Feedback from the group was that they were very excited to be at the...
September 30, 2014
This year Rosie Waygood (Strategy Development Manager, COE) and Saskia Troy (Regional Coordinator Europe, COE) have been participating within the Globalization for the Common Good Conference in Oxford with theme The Value of Values: Spiritual Wisdom in Everyday Life. The Globalization for the Common Good Initiative (GCGI) first came into being at an international conference held in Oxford, United Kingdom in 2002. An extraordinarily diverse group of scholars, academics, students, policy experts...
September 24, 2014
Saskia Troy (MSc.) is a business economist specialised in Global Business and Stakeholder Management and amongst others Regional Coordinator Europe and Chapter Leader Netherlands Children of the Earth (NGO of the United Nations) and she is a member of the Working Group Sustainable Finance (Changing Finance, Financing Change) of the UNEP/World Resources Institute in Washington. “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers and...
September 22, 2014
Click the link below to download and listen to Nina Meyerhof and Noah Miller's interview on the Summer of Peace as part of the 11 Days of Global Unity session: Download interview. The entire conference was jam-packed with amazing speakers. Click here to sign up to listen to them all for free.
September 22, 2014
Reported by: Simran Vedvyas, COE Chapter Leader, Green Team Student Coordinator & Student at UAS Dubai ‘Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.’- Lyndon B. Johnson Simran and the ESOL-UAS Green Team at The Universal American School, Dubai UAE partnered with global organisations like Eno Program, Peace Pals International and Peoples Climate March and participated in the ‘Plant A Tree For Peace' project. Every September 21st trees are planted to...

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