I wanted to invite anyone here who is interested to participate in a simple peace project in partnership with children in Pennsylvania, USA.
Next week, a group of children attending a Peace Camp in Pennsylvania, USA, will be writing coded messages to share with children living around the world, particularly places that have known systemic violence. If we send you copies of our children’s messages, would you be interested and able to share them with children near you? Any group of children can participate, and decoding the messages of peace from friends across the globe is a fun, simple activity that we hope will be accessible to individuals or programs working in a wide variety of circumstances.
Also, we have designed this project with an understanding of many of the risks faced by people working in areas where there has been systemic violence, and done what we can to avoid increasing that risk in any way. One way we've done that is to make the project very flexible, so that participants can use their understanding of their home areas to adapt the activity as needed.
If you’d like to receive our children’s messages of peace to share with children in your area, please let me know. If so, I'll send more details about how exactly everything works, and if you choose to participate, I'll also send our messages at the end of next week.
Thank you all for reading this post. I hope to hear from one or more of you soon! Please feel free to ask me any questions, either here in this discussion thread or privately via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you very much for working toward peace,
Director, Peace Camp for Kids 2009
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA