NOTE: The following is a summary of the just-concluded People to People Peace Camp for ages 15-19 held in Turkey. Why would anyone voluntarily agree to spend 11 days with a bunch of teenagers? If you believe the stereotypes about these alleged slackers—lazy, self centered, video heads, drugged out, dispassionate—then this prospect must seem like 11 days in purgatory. ... Read More About Peace Camp inspires teens and the semi-elderly (me) »
Are you aware of successful social cohesion models that have been sustainable w/ clear develoment outcomes? If so, I'd like to hear from you. My website at www.modelsofunity.net features case studies of where people have come together across racial, ethnic, and religious divides to advance the spiritual, social, and/or economic life of their communities. But, I'm looking for... Read More About Models of Unity Website »
Like in many aspects of today’s world, globalization has not held back on security. Threats of violence or instability have become increasingly interconnected. Ranging from trafficking of arms, the drugs trade, the global war of terror or refugee flows after natural disasters, challenges to security do not abide by the regulations of borders. The interconnectedness of these different... Read More About When one’s security becomes the other’s insecurity »
This was officially my last day in Kibera. During the morning I was visiting other areas of the slum and speaking with local people, especially with many young people that were just sitting in the streets. They were almost all unemployed and most of them told me that it is very hard to find a job and they were not motivated to study. Unemployment is one of the biggest problems pointed... Read More About 21st April – Day 6 »
This Wednesday I went with a member of KYF to a meeting in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to have a 20 minutes conversation with an officer that introduced herself as Mrs. Chrystabel. After the meeting the day before about the National Youth Council I was very interested to have the view of the government about it and I was also interested to understand how the government... Read More About 20th April – Day 5 »
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