Travel season in full swing at PPI

As an international organization, we are always on the move, but this last month has been particularly exciting with over 100 PPI participants, staff, and board stamping their passports and leaving the place they call home! Here is a recap:

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A group picture from the Lead4Peace Summer Camp in Cyprus.

In Mid-July PPI-Cyprus hosted their annual summer camp, with a little bit of a twist! Through the Erasmus+ exchange program, we had young leaders from all four PPI sites as well members of Nesodden Basketball Club in Norway together for a week of leadership development, water balloon fights, and of course some hoops! Special thanks to Chad Ford for delivering some powerful sessions on conflict and to Ambassador Doherty for stopping by to say hello. Check out highlights from the camp below.

NI big bridgeBefore the Cyprus camp participants made it back home, the DC- LDP (Leadership Development Program) went out to PPI-Northern Ireland on a seven-day cultural exchange. Highlights of the trip included visits with PPI-Northern Ireland managing director Gareth Harper and board chair Trevor Ringland, some twinning sessions with the Champions4Peace leadership program, and work with over 150 PPI-NI participants at the annual Belfast Interface Games. The guys even found time to squeeze in a trip to the beautiful North Coast! Hope none of them had a fear of heights!

Big Summer Flagship

Belfast Interface Games

As if this excitement wasn’t enough for a great summer, this week PPI- Middle East is hosting PPI executive director Brendan Tuohey and members of the PPI global board to show off some of the awesome work they do!

A big thank you to all of our funders, including USAID, Laureus, adidas Basketball, Erasmus+ and the US State Department for making this summer so incredible, and also to all of our volunteers, coaches and fellows who dedicated resources, time and so much more to make these events successful. Check back next week for a sneak peek at what we will be up to this Autumn!

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