PPI-CY is excited to welcome new Fellow Henry Louis to Cyprus. Henry recently graduated from Tufts University (go Jumbos!) with a BA in History and a focus on Middle Eastern Studies. While in college Henry played for and managed the varsity basketball. Henry also already has a lot of international experience. Henry lived and worked in Cairo, Egypt in 2010 for a organization called Project Hope. Before that, Henry worked in Yerevan, Armenia doing volunteer activities in poverty-stricken villages. Henry, who is half Armenian, also interned at UNDP Armenia.
PPI-CY is happy to have Henry join the team. Henry arrived in Larnaca airport on Sunday night where he was picked up by current Fellows Adam and Gunnar. Wasting no time they took Henry straight to a Taverna for a giant mixed kebab full of strange meats. The next day Henry was taken to his first PPI-CY basketball practice in Kyrenia. Henry was great with the kids, but in his first game he had a pass stolen and taken back for a layup by the other team… nice going Henry!
Henry also had the opportunity to play pickup basketball with some friends of the program where he showed off some of his skills (the kid has hops!). But the real work has yet to begin. For the next two Saturdays Henry will help PPI-CY organize a bicommunal twinning and tournament that will bring together over 150 Cypriot youth. Everyone at PPI-CY is happy to have him here, and can’t wait to see what he can bring to PeacePlayers. Welcome to Cyprus, Henry!