BENEFITING: PEACEPLAYERS INTERNATIONAL
We are college students aiming to raise $ 800 for PeacePlayers International.
PeacePlayers International aims to create peace and understanding in conflicting communities through basketball. PeacePlayers is built on the principle that 'children who play together can learn to live together.'
Alongside skills in basketball, PeacePlayers aims to arm children participating in the program skills in leadership and practical conflict transformation. Children in the program participate in service projects, as well as various peacebuilding and leadership trainings. In addition, the program helps forge friendships across divides. Many of these children therefore become important ambassadors for peace in their communities.
All proceeds of our fundraising is going to the program of PeacePlayers in Israel-Palestine. The conflict in Israel-Palestine has lasted for roughly 70 years, still with no resolution in sight. It has spanned several generations and has impacted other conflicts in the region.
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