April 12, 2010
PPI was thrilled to recently hear from Aaron Bilek, the Director of Students Taking Action for Medicine and Peace (STAMP) at McGill University. STAMP is McGill’s grassroots activist organization at the medical and dental faculties, open to the participation of all, that encourages students to take action to address important world problems.
The McGill community taking in the vernissage.
This January, STAMP held a vernissage on McGill’s campus, exhibiting the winners of a photography contest called “Picturing Peace.” The winners were made into a calendar, with all proceeds going to PeacePlayers International. Besides raising awareness among the McGill community, STAMP raised $650 (Canadian) for PeacePlayers International’s work in the Middle East – that’s almost enough to fund two children in our program for an entire year!
PeacePlayers International sincerely thanks STAMP for their support, and wishes them the best of luck in their future projects. If you’d like more information about STAMP, you can email them here.
The winners of "Picturing Peace."
March 15, 2010
The Irish Club of La Jolla High School, out in full force.
Congratulations to the Irish Club of La Jolla High School, in La Jolla, California, our third official members of the PPI Sixth Man and Woman Hall of Fame.
The Irish Club of La Jolla High School, led by Bo and Will Peterson, has supported PPI – Northern Ireland for several years, in any number of ways – from participating in St. Patrick Day parades, to hosting bake sales, to organizing concerts with authentic Irish bands, to performing what we understand was an uncanny Temptations impersonation in a local air band competition.
All in all, the Irish Club has raised over $3,500 for PPI – NI, but just as important have been their steadfast efforts to raise awareness for the work of PPI – NI in their community. We applaud the Club on their accomplishments thus far, and congratulate them on entering the Sixth Man and Woman Hall of Fame!
On behalf of all the participants of PPI-NI, thank you!!!