I felt a bit privileged to be invited to participate in this Project (“Give Peace a Chance” – ROOTS Tandem Group Project – Istanbul, Turkey) as a guest since I was neither a Peace Work Institute participant, nor a Tandem Group member. As all my fellow friends, I had certain concerns about the visit to Turkey […]
When I was a child I loved the smell of new things. I could not help it. The erasers, the clay blocks, the cellophane, the glue, the plastic toys or the sharpened pencils gave off an intense aroma that always tried to soak me. As I grew up, I found out others: the one in […]
An iconic figure during 90-es and beginning of the new millennium – Pip Wilson has been the inspiration of generations of YMCA people worldwide. His, energy, motivation and charisma would leave few indifferent. And last week he made the big return – as one of the facilitators of YMCA Europe Roots for Reconciliation Project Peace […]
40 participants from 17 different European countries assembled in the medieval castle of San Servando within YMCA Europe Roots for Reconciliation Peace Work Institute Alumni Reunion. From Portugal to Azerbaijan, From Armenia to Northern Ireland – stretching the continent from all sides they came together – to celebrate their common journey of Peace… 2012 – […]
Regardless of our backgrounds, situations and experiences the thing that unites us is that we were all there for the same purpose – to empower young people and bring peace into the digital projects we do.
You are so good to be with you ROOTERS ……………. It was so good to be with you in Toledo It was powerful for me. I regret not being able to chat with everyone 121. But I had many individual encounters which were wondrous in terms of sharing, learning & helpful feedback to me. I […]
One week from November, 12 to November, 18 was marked by an outstanding 2nd session of the YMCA Europe Roots for Reconciliation Peace Work Institute in Berlin. I had the honor to ‘leap’ into this project missing the first step – the session in Tbilisi, to be embraced by the open and caring participants. This […]