- November 19, 2018 at 10:34 pm #157605
Hi community,photo: courtesy, NASAHi PCDN community,Our team is offering a small scholarship of 360$ to an outstanding Peace Student. The scholarship is being offered by Social worker Michelle Lee Rosenthal and volunteer Stany Nzobonimpa.Note this is a continuation of the Going For A Global Truce Peace scholarship initially announced in 2011 by Miss Rosenthal(see https://pcdnetwork.org/blogs/announcing-our-first-two-winners-of-the-going-for-a-global-truce-peace-scholarship/ ).Between 2012 and 2013, as Peace Volunteers for the Global Truce Movement, Michelle and Stany worked on a peace treaty proposal that was submitted to a few world leaders including in Addis Ababa (at the African Union Headquarters), Washington DC, Arusha (Tanzania) and Nairobi (Kenya).Today, almost 7 years after the first edition, we are returning the favor to another aspiring peacemaker. We invite potential applicants to comment below and tell us why they want to pursue a degree or diploma in Peace Studies. The deadline to apply is Dec 31 2018. All we require is a comment (on The PCDN Website, see first link above) stating why you are interested in Peace Studies. The winner will provide proof of class registration in the January/Winter semester.ThanksStanyNovember 25, 2018 at 7:16 am #158082
Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya.
I am a 3rd year peace and conflict studies student in St Paul’s University, Kenya. 3 years ago, I chose to set up an organization that would empower children and youth with peace-building, conflict management and violence prevention skills, knowledge and information. My goal was to address as well as empower young people to play an active role in preventing communal and ethnic violence, institutional and urban conflicts in Nairobi’s informal settlements. This passion has been strengthened by the knowledge gained from my degree course in peace and conflict studies, whereby I am imparting vital skills and knowledge to young people who are my target group. I believe this is a prerequisite for achieving of sustainable peace in Nairobi’s informal settlements and other growing towns in Kenya. To date, I am happy to have reached more than 650 young people directly in Nairobi’s urban and peri-urban informal settlements.
Yvonne. ADecember 31, 2018 at 6:52 pm #158511
Michelle Lee Rosenthal, LMSWParticipant
Hi PCDN MEMBERS
THIS IS MICHELLE ROSENTHAL. I AM OFFERING THE SCHOLARSHIP WITH STANY TO AN OUTSTANDING PEACE STUDIES STUDENT ON ANY LEVEL OF STUDIES.
TWO ADDITIONAL ASPECTS FOR CONSIDERATION WHEN JUDGING THE CANDIDATES TO SELECT S WINNER OF THE GOING FOR A GLOBAL TRUCE PEACE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WAS MENTIONED ON MY BLOG HOWEVER STANY IN AN APPARANT OVERSITE DID NOT INCLUDE THIS INFORMATION IN HIS POST SO FUTURE APPLICANTS PLEASE INCLUDE A RESPONSE TO THESE POINTS.
WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IF CANDIDATES AGREE TO PARTICIPATE IN OR ORGANIZE A PEACE DAY ACTIVITY OF YOUR CHOICE ON SEPTEMBER 21 2019. THE U.N. HAS ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 21 OF EACH YEAR AS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE WITH AN INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL TRUCE AND CEASE FIRE FOR THE DAY AGREED TO BY THE PASSAGE OF A U.N. GENERAL ASSENBLY RESOLUTION. APPLICANTS MAY CHECK OUT EXAMPLES OF ACTIVITIES ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE, PEACE ONE DAY AND THE UNITED NATIONS SEPTEMBER 21 WEBSITE. PLEASE SEE MY BLOG FOR DETAILS. YOU MAY PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE, A SCHOOL ACTIVITY OR ARRANGE A PEACE PROMOTING ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN, STUDENTS, PROFESSIONALS OR COMMUNITY MEMBERS. WE WOULD ALSO APPRECIATE IF YOU POST A COMMENT ON OUR BLOG ON SEPTEMBER 21 2019.
WE ALSO ASK APPLICANTS TO THINK ABOUT HOW TO HELP CONTRIBUTE TO HUMANITY ACTUALLY ACHIEVE A COMPLETE GLOBAL TRUCE AND GLOBAL CEASE FIRE FOR PEACEDAY AND FOR EVERYDAY.
THANK YOU ALL.
HAVE A HAPPY, HEALTHY, BLESSED AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR EVERY YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES
MICHELLE ROSENTHALJanuary 1, 2019 at 6:36 pm #158513
Just an update: we will be announcing the winners this week. We had two applicants and have asked them to provide us with some additional information to verify their commitment to peace studies. Keep an eye on this trend to see our announcement in the near future.
ThanksJanuary 3, 2019 at 6:54 am #158517
Thank you for the updated information.
This year, we will celebrate International Peace Day on 21st September with children through our ‘Children’s Peace Hub’ project. We will organize activities that include peace artwork displays for our peace room, a play and a peace song that will be presented and shared with children in the whole school. We also look forward to sharing the activities in your blog to mark the day.
Yvonne AkothJanuary 5, 2019 at 2:03 pm #158562
Michelle Lee Rosenthal, LMSWParticipant
<sup>DEAR YVONNE AKOTH,</sup>
I REALLY LIKE YOUR PEACE DAY PLAN FOR THE CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES. IT SOUNDS LIKE A WONDERFUL PLAN FOR THE DAY. PLEASE INSPIRE THE GOAL OF A GLOBAL TRUCE FOR EVERY DAY.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS.
THEY ARE APPRECIATED AND WILL HAVE LONG LASTING POSITIVE EFFECTS THAT WE MAY NEVER EVEN REALIZE OR FIND OUT ABOUT.
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