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Private Grants the Route for Sustaining Chapter Projects

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Private Grants the Route for Sustaining Chapter Projects

As Covid-19 took hold on the global economy, much of the regular revenue that sustains the chapter projects program at People to People International, as well as the revenue for many of the endowments and corporate giving programs that support PTPI has been significantly reduced or has been redirected to Covid-19 relief, affecting our ability to continue funding many of the very important projects around the globe.Fortunately, some of the chapter projects quickly pivoted into Covid-19 relief work and qualified for private funding.One of those projects is the ‘I Wash My Hands Project’ the Imo State, Nigeria, chapter has been engaged in for several years.The project was initially established as a solution for reducing childhood mortality by improving hygiene practices. “When handwashing facilities are both free of charge and made mandatory by community leaders, health outcomes are improved. Because safe water, sanitation and hygie…

PTPI Nepal Peace Chapter gives food aid to 61 Kathmandu families

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Nepal Peace Chapter gives food aid to 61 Kathmandu familiesCOVID-19 has changed the world as we know it but it has not changed the spirit of kindness or our People to People members. Amidst the global pandemic, the People to People Nepal Chapter delivered food to those in need. The chapter members created food bags and delivered them to families in Kathmandu, Nepal.There were 61 food bags and each contained: 10 kg of rice, 1 kg of lentil, 1 kg of sugar, 1 kg of salt, 1 liter of edible oil, 1 packet of tea and 1 piece of hand soap.Chapter members distributed 61 food bags to 61 families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There were 305 people impacted by their food relief.This incredible work is what People to People chapters are doing all over the world amidst the pandemic, taking risks themselves to help those in great need.

PTPI Togo Chapter creates partnership with Association for Visually Handicapped People

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PTPI Togo Chapter creates partnership with Association for Visually Handicapped PeopleThroughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, People to People chapters around the world have been hard at work serving their communities and creating lasting relationships even amid such hardship.The People to People Togo Chapter in Lome, Togo created partnership with the Association for Visually Handicapped People in Amadahome, Lome, Togo. This partnership began very recently when the PTPI Chapter President, Newlove Bobson Atiso and several other members visited the home.They brought with them friendship and supplies to help during this difficult time in their country and around the world. They also got to know and introduced the chapter members and the organization of People to People International. It was a wonderful experience where a lasting partnership was created.This chapter work is reflective of the highest values that People to People represents and is greatly appreciated and recognized during this di…

Chapter Grants Help PTPI Chapters do Humanitarian Work

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Chapter Grants Help PTPI Chapters do Humanitarian Work


Originally founded as a “personal diplomacy program”, People to People International functions today much as it looked like when it was founded in 1956, with the members themselves at the heart of our mission to create peace through understanding.  Nothing demonstrates this more clearly than our annual Chapter Project Grant program. Each year, chapters around the world submit applications for funding to complete local service projects.  Funded by donations and revenue from the travel program, chapter project grants support cultural, educational and humanitarian projects that focus on cultural competency, education and humanitarian need.Chapter grants are part of the core of our non-profit mission and truly speak to the heart of why we exist.This year, four chapters submitted grant applications that exemplified the mission of the organization and the intent of the program: Tanzania-Nyargusu refugee camp; Lome, Togo; Imo, Nigeria; an…

2019 Global Youth Forum: More Relevant Than Ever

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2019 Global Youth Forum: More Relevant Than EverAs a servicemember, I’ve worked in and around public diplomacy and what we call mil-to-mil operations in a number of countries, and invariably, there are elements of the civilian population involved in the planning and execution of these events.  Typically, those civilian participants are seasoned diplomats or representatives of large non-governmental organizations. But on more tactical levels, I’ve been part of some of the most amazing experiences empowering young people at the grassroots level. At an elementary school in Haiti, while we brought toothbrushes and water to the school, what happened afterwards made the biggest impact on us all.  An impromptu dance that literally swept us all up in the joy and simplicity of being a child with hope, regardless of the fact that their lives exist in the slums of Port-au-Prince and ours exist inside the borders of stable, developed countries.  At that moment, we were all just people.  That day,…

Australia: A Down Under Experience

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Australia: A Down Under Experience
When I was a junior in high school, I found my love for travel. I attended a People to People International (PTPI) student travel program to England & France. That trip sparked a passion in international relations that carries on to this day. Ten years later, I am fortunate enough to now oversee the adult travel division at PTPI. Thanks to my dream job, I was fortunate enough to travel to Australia this past May for a familiarization trip (FAM) so that I could better understand the terrain of “Down Under” and share our program with future delegates to travel with us this October!Australia was always on my list of places to visit just not at the top of my list, but I fell head-over-heels in love with this phenomenal country! I adored the food, the culture, the weather, the terrain, and especially the people! If the stars ever aligned, I would move there in a heartbeat. I’ve been to many, many countries in my lifetime, but the Land Down Under tops m…

Uganda Student Chapter visits New Hope Children’s Hostel

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Uganda Student Chapter visits New Hope Children’s HostelThe People to People International Kampala Student Chapter recently gave back by supporting and visiting the New Hope Hostel, which supports children with cancer in Uganda.The New Hope Hostel was started by the Kawempe Health Center in 2016 to support the Uganda Cancer Institute in helping the children affected with this disease. The Hostel provides accommodations, meals and social services. It is under the leadership of Dr. Baguma, who was instrumental in allowing the PTPI Kampala Chapter to visit and support the hostel.The children go to the Uganda Cancer Institute for medication and treatment, but New Hope Hostel is a home away from home for them. It accommodates those that live a distance from Kampala. It allows the children to be easily monitored and to get their medications and treatment on time. Since 2016, more than 315 children have been hosted at the hostel. Sadly, not all get to go home, but others have been able to he…