Getting to Know GFPI’s Interns (CIEE) Ester Fang, Alexandra Turley, and Ash Malhotra, three university students from the United States, recently completed an internship with the Generations For Peace Institute (GFPI). They helped us out with a lot of different, important tasks, from a research project on Countering Violent Extremism to providing vital assistance at the recent Samsung Advanced Training 2016 (AT16). Their internship has … Continue reading Coffee, Tea, and Treasured Memories!
What was your favourite experience at Sochi Camp 2014? My favourite experience was when I got the chance to facilitate in a large group. I have facilitated with children because I am a basketball coach, but I have never had the chance to facilitate with adults. Before coming here, I lacked confidence and was nervous about my English. Now, these barriers have been broken and … Continue reading Our Serbian Delegate: Nenad Ilic
On each day of the 2014 Sochi Camp, the blog will focus on one of the eight countries in attendance. Today’s focus? Bosnia and Herzegovina! We start the day with an interview with one of our eight Delegates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Merima Celik. Prior to the Sochi Camp, Merima volunteered at several camps for children with Down Syndrome, and participated in numerous peace-building events … Continue reading Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Spotlight: Merima Celik
“Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all.” – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon On the auspicious occasion of International Women’s … Continue reading International Women’s Day – Saluting Judy Kent
This post is a tribute to the former South African president, whose visionary leadership inspired the world. There are many things we could write in testament to Nelson Mandela’s courageous character. However, we have chosen to highlight his use of sport as a uniting force. Speaking on the subject, he once said: “Sport can create hope where once there was only despair, it’s more powerful … Continue reading Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)