|Project||Chungju University Global PeaceMakers, Kenya|
|Deadline To Apply||17 December, 2011|
|Begin Date||07 January, 2012|
|End Date||19 January, 2012|
|Contact Person||Janna Gullery|
In this Global PeaceMakers program, volunteers from the Chungju University will collaborate with local community members, Kenyan university students, and local SFP Kenya volunteers to contruct a Dreamcatcher Library and Learning Center in the new Community of Peace of Pumwani, an impoverished neighborhood outside of Nairobi.
Service For Peace Kenya has been developing plans for projects in Pumwani based on their lack of access to education. Most children are born into single-family households who survive through the commercial sex industry. Already put at a disadvantage, these children are deprived of adequate learning facilities and provided with even less than the bare minimum mandated by the government. Many don't even know how to read. The construction of the Dreamcatcher Library will be the first of many steps to increase education and involvement among children and community members in Pumwani.
Global PeaceMakers projects bring together young adults from nations throughout the world in an effort to offer models for intercultural cooperation through service. This unique partnership between Korean and Kenyan volunteers ensures for a fascinating experience in cross-cultural service.
The GPM is a service-learning project with a special focus on building personal leadership and peacemaking skills through service. Also woven into the schedule is time to see and experience the local culture and beautiful landscapes of Kenya, including a real safari!
Want to know more? Contact Janna at email@example.com for more info!
- More than just planting a seed
More than just planting a seed
But also building a friendship. A Korean volunteer with a community auntie from Dagoretti plant a sapling together to provide nutrients to the adjoining greenhouse
- Volunteers and local kids admire the new community greenhouse
Volunteers and local kids admire the new community greenhouse
- The whole community takes a musical break
The whole community takes a musical break
Language barrier proves to be no problem for these musical volunteers--the community bonds with them through song, dance, and of course, service.
- Exchanging cultures