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April 21, 2015
Kehkashan Basu, leader of the UAE hub, is the recipient of the NRI of the Year Award which recognizes the exemplary work of Non-Resident Indias. The award was presented in Mumbai, India on April 10th by the Times Group, India's largest media house. There were over 30,000 applicants this year from around the globe. Kehkashan was recognized in the Academics category and has become the youngest ever winner. Kehkashan was recognized for the work she has been doing to empower young people across the...
March 21, 2015
Our GlobalGiving campaign ends March 27. Help us get to $5,000: bit.ly/opagirls Summary To generate peace, we must foster compassion and education, especially among girls in Africa. They are under threat of kidnapping if they try to better themselves. However, when girls are educated and empowered, they support their communities. Families are better fed, and their health improves. Girls' Education and Empowerment Training project in Africa, mostly Nigeria, provides programs that give young...
January 27, 2015
“Volunteerism, education, and service are replacing rape, robbery and kidnapping in the culture of young people in south eastern Nigeria.” “As {the} Nigerian elections are approaching, if the youth that should have been used as instruments of mass destruction and violence by self-motivated politicians in achieving their selfish ambitions, are engaged in productive and promising ventures like {learning} ICT skills, the possibility of building a peaceful state is guaranteed.” — Femi Sylva, COE...
Spiritual leaders Raphaelle & Michael Tamura and Dr. Nina Meyerhof bless the violin
January 27, 2015
“The World Peace Violin serves as a powerful metaphor for both the beauty and diversity of our planet and for the successful integration of its religions, cultures, and people. It is bringing peace to the world.” —Reverend Patrick McCollum, Children of the Earth Director The violin has been traveling around the world and will continue traveling in 2015.  This year among others it is scheduled to play in Portugal at the opening of World Yoga Day, in Jordan and Israel for the World Peace...
January 21, 2015
Nina Meyerhof, president and founder of COE, finished as a finalist for the 2015 edition of the Public Peace Prize. A pioneer in rallying youth around the world for peace in the 21st century, this American educator founded the Children of the Earth organization, present in more than 30 countries. Her publications and achievements propose teaching models and training tools based on a conscious spirituality proposing awareness of ethical living and youth leadership for peace. She received...
January 15, 2015
“I hope our silence amplifies the voices of youth everywhere calling for climate action now!” -Itzcuauhtli, from Silence into Action Itzcuauhtli (Eat-Squat-Lee) is an 11 year old indigenous eco hip-hop activist with Earth Guardians. His parents recently attended a Children of the Earth program in Vermont, USA. Over the past year he says he has learned more about the urgency of our climate crisis and worries about the kind of world his generation will be left with if there isn’t a switch to...
January 13, 2015
Information Participants 28 young people (18 – 30 Years) – 1 from each EU country and 8 from other continents as guests Date 26th April to 3rd May 2015 Place Schloss Tempelhof – Germany Final Application Day 15th February 2015   The YES initiative aims to reduce youth unemployment primarily in Europe to be followed up in the rest of the world. With rates of 50/60% in Spain, followed closely by other countries like Greece, Portugal, Italy, UK and so on...
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...

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