Monthly Archives: March 2014
Mar 29, 2014

Maine Seeds organize dialogue to find solutions to high school problems

PORTLAND | On March 29, Maine Seeds from five Portland High Schools held an open dialogue session at the Portland Public Library to address pressing issues they face in their schools. These ranged from problems with the English Language Learners programs (ELL), tension between the differing global and national perspectives in school culture, and LGBTQ bullying, and stereotyping by both students and teachers. The dialogue session was student-led, empowering the teenagers to find solutions together. Ideas generated during the solution-seeking … FULL STORY

Mar 27, 2014

Syracuse Seeds meet with Mayor Miner

SYRACUSE, NY | On March 27, three Seeds represented the Syracuse Seeds program in a lunch meeting with Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. Cimone, Anna, and Abdinoor met with Mayor Miner at City Hall to inform her of the various efforts that Seeds are involved in and future program plans. Additionally, the Seeds presented Mayor Miner with a letter requesting the proclamation of August 22 as “Syracuse Seeds of Peace Day.” “We ask that you proclaim August 22 as Syracuse Seeds … FULL STORY

Mar 18, 2014

Seeds of Peace again organizes monthly dialogue program for parents of Seeds

JERUSALEM | Seeds of Peace’s dialogue programs for parents of Israeli and Palestinian Seeds is continuing for a second year. Two groups of a dozen or so Israeli and Palestinian parents are meeting for dialogue on a monthly basis in Jerusalem. Palestinian parents are also meeting uninationally to address challenges particular to Palestinian Seeds. In March, 15 parents from Gaza traveled to Jerusalem and Ramallah to meet with their peers, marking the first-ever meeting of parents from the West Bank … FULL STORY

Mar 9, 2014

58 Maine Seeds address challenges facing state's education system

PORTLAND | High school student leaders from across the state met March 8 to find solutions to challenges facing Maine’s education system as part of the Seeds of Peace Maine Youth Summit on Education in Portland. The goal of the 2nd Annual Youth Summit was to empower Maine youth to communicate their educational needs while also providing a forum in which they could discuss the issues with influential policy makers. The students hailed from 14 public and private high schools … FULL STORY

Students gather to solve problems
in Maine's school system

PORTLAND, Maine — The lack of funding for public schools, the cost of higher education and a dysfunctional program for English language learners were some of the problems more than 50 students, representing 13 schools from Dexter to Scarborough, tackled Saturday at the Portland Public Library. The event consisted of student-led presentations and discussions about how to improve Maine’s education system. It was sponsored by Seeds of Peace, a program that attempts to alleviate intercommunal tensions in Maine by bringing … FULL STORY

Mar 4, 2014

Seeds of Peace India program director helps 450 youth engage in social change

MUMBAI | To gain a better understanding of how to engage Seeds in social change, Seeds of Peace India Programs Director Sagar Gangurde recently joined 450 Indian youth for an 8,000 kilometer train journey across India. The 15-day Jagriti Yatra experience focused on social enterprise, an area of increasing focus for Seeds of Peace, which aims to empower Seeds to pursue their own social change projects after Camp. Sagar helped participants aboard the train gain inspiration for building India through … FULL STORY

Mar 1, 2014

Pakistani students hold video conference dialogue with Indian Seeds

LAHORE | Over 60 Indian and Pakistani students participated in a video conference on March 1 to engage in discussion over the ongoing political scenarios in their respective countries. The event began with a presentation from two Indian Seeds, Jehan and Neel, who spoke about the 2014 Indian general elections, their expected results, and their potential impact on Indo-Pak relations. Both expressed hope that the results would improve ties between India and Pakistan on the economic, political, and social levels. … FULL STORY

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