Atlanta Leadership Academy Pilot Program Concludes First Year

The first year of the GPFF’s Atlanta-based Leadership Academy, a character education pilot program at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, concluded on May 9, 2012 with an event honoring participants, college student facilitators, and other stakeholders. 

Dr. Michael McKnight, principal of ML King Jr. Middle School, congratulated participants and recalled the events on Martin Luther King Day of Service this past January. “To get there that morning, to see our students, community leaders, business partners, all stakeholders involved, that was a wonderful thing to see. I truly believe that the dream that Martin Luther King had was coming true through our students.”

GPFF Kenya Hosts Community Awareness, Citizenship Training in Kariobangi Community

A nation’s people define the character of that country, Brand Kenya Board member Ms. Elsie Adawa told youth leaders at a Nairobi workshop on February 23-24,  2012. “Every citizen should be united by a vision and shared values to work together and align our behavior toward a common goal—promoting the ‘Kenyan brand.'” 

The training program, Our Community: Our Responsibility, attracted fifty youth leaders from Kariobangi and aimed to foster responsible citizenship and, specifically, encourage proper waste management in the sprawling community.

The two-day capacity building program at Kariobangi North Girls Secondary School was organized by GPFF Kenya and Kariobangi youth organizations with support of the Nairobi City Council, Equity Bank Kariobangi Branch, Brand Kenya Board, Administrative Police, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, Africa Institute of Health and Development, Destiny Africa, Oxford University Press, Addiction Rehabilitation Services, Kariobangi North Area chief, and Global Peace Youth Corps Kenya. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rizal Technological University hosts first university-level workshop.

Twenty National Service Training Program (NSTP) implementers and 120 students attended the first university-level Peace Education Module Workshop on May 16 at Rizal Technological University in Mandaluyong City, Manila. The workshop presented the module contents while equipping implementers with effective classroom teaching methodologies and models of youth-led community service.

The GPFF Peace Education Module was formally adopted by the Philippine Society of NSTP Educators and Implementers, Inc. (PSNEI) on June 2, 2011. PSNEI is responsible for the implementation of the National Service Training Program, which includes Peace Education as one of its eight components.

Workshop sessions covered the three principal themes of the Peace Education Module: Our Common Identity: Conflict Resolution and Peace-building; Human Rights are Endowed to the People; and A Culture of Peace through Service. Dr. Ann Montejo-Arevalo, Curriculum Developer and Peace Educator of GPFF Philippines, gave presentations on three topics.