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December 20, 2017

I rebuild for peace because I believe that youth are at the heart of sustainable change. Not only do they shape the future with their hands and hearts, they actively change the present with their determination to create a better world. In my most recent work with youth...

December 14, 2017

Aloha, my name is Aaron Hiroyuki Zakimi.  My family’s great grandparents immigrated from the islands of Japan and Okinawa in the early 1900s.  They journeyed to the pacific islands of Hawaii for better economic opportunities to provide a better future for their childre...

December 13, 2017

“I finished high school last year, but didn't have enough money to go to college. I lost hope that I would ever be on a track that would allow me to contribute to my family. My sister is unemployed and I didn't want to be in the same situation. My accomplishments in th...

December 8, 2017

Like most people, I have spent a lot of time worrying that I might never find an enjoyable, fulfilling job. My brain has enjoyed taunting me, particularly with the creation of an imaginary scene in which I take a huge container containing everything I learnt from my Mo...

December 6, 2017

"Because of the traditions in the southern area, it is not very common for women to leave their homes and go to school or work. However, my insistence and passion along with my husband’s willingness to help, has allowed me to work in many places within this region.

This...

December 1, 2017

“I know I can apply what I learn in this training immediately after I graduate. I can either buy products and work as a hair stylist from home or I can, with this specialized training, go to Karak (which is the nearest city) and find a full time job.

Despite the very fe...

November 25, 2017

We hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving! We are grateful this time of year for our donors who have helped make our efforts possible. Over the last 8 months donations have been the fuel enabling us to establish 8 vocational training programs and serve over 120 students in area...

November 24, 2017

“I had so much fun in this training! I would like to have even more structured courses like this one for the girls in my area. I would also like to have beauty salons established where we can market our product to other women. My family can’t afford an official salon,...

November 22, 2017

I felt my heart become very heavy as I stared at the father’s prosthetic leg while he told of how he stepped on a landmine in Burma (Myanmar). This was one of many traumatic experiences this family had gone through before arriving here in the United States, and all wer...

November 21, 2017

“It was an easy, enjoyable course because the trainer was great and gave good instructions. I didn't have much trouble learning how to make the kafia. I was the first of my class to complete the project, in six days, and because of this I was able to make another durin...

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