May 17, 2010
Jordan's work will help support PeacePlayers International - Middle East, allowing hundreds of children just lke this each year to experience positive cross-communal interaction.
Jordan Dosch is a student at Brigham Young University Hawaii who’s now helping PeacePlayers International in two very different ways. Majoring in Conflict Management and English, Jordan has just arrived in Israel for a term abroad, where he’ll spend time volunteering with PPI. Jordan’s goal is to one day work in conflict management himself, and he views this experience as a major stepping stone to that life. He calls it “truly a once in a lifetime experience,” and has embraced it with whole-hearted enthusiasm.
But Jordan’s not only giving his time on the ground in the Middle East. He’s also taken it upon himself to raise funds for PPI’s work in Israel and the West Bank, with the hope of helping to support the very programs with which he’s volunteering. PPI is extremely grateful for Jordan’s commitment to our cause, and wishes him the best of luck on reaching his goal of $6,000!
Check out Jordan’s Firstgiving page – a one-stop hub for all information you’ll need regarding his initiative – here!
March 19, 2010
Theresa (right) in Durban with PPI-SA
PeacePlayers International would like thank Theresa Verzosa for choosing to support PPI – South Africa with her participation in the DC National Half Marathon on Saturday, March 20th. Theresa volunteered with PPI-SA in the Fall of 2008, and we’re extremely grateful for her willingness to give back. Writes Theresa on her Firstgiving page:
In the Fall of 2008, I was fortunate enough to work with PeacePlayers International in Durban, South Africa. I experienced first-hand the profound impact PPI has on its staff, children, families, and communities. Nonetheless, the framework of this organization is shaped by some of the most generous and kind people who opened their homes and their hearts to me, who shared their children and their families with me, and (my favorite) who I cooked and ate traditional meals with over endless storytelling and laughter– all after lots of lifeskill lessons and basketball…Many thanks and high-fives and hugs for your support.
Theresa even put together a wonderful video from her time in Durban to help introduce her friends and family to the program:
Thanks to these efforts, Theresa has already reached her goal of raising $2,000 for PPI – South Africa!
PeacePlayers International would like to extend its deepest gratitude to Theresa for her work on our behalf, and wish her the best of luck in the race on Saturday. Go get ‘em, Theresa!