The Peace Education Program (PEP) workshops in Arizona are now being presented in Sun City, the nation’s first active adult retirement community. Sun City has over 40,000 residents, who either live there permanently or seasonally, and lies about 24 miles NW of Phoenix.
Always interested in new and interesting programs to run at the Fairway Library in Sun City, Library Manager Gail Ellis welcomed the PEP curriculum when it was presented to her. The library did most of the promotion. The classes are organized and presented by a group of friends of TPRF who work as a team, volunteering their time.
Gardens and trees are flourishing in the desert in Niger, thanks to a new borehole that brings fresh water up from a natural aquifer more than 600 feet underground.
Funding for the borehole was a joint project of Vibrant Village Foundation and TPRF. The project was envisioned and managed by Amman Imman: Water for Life. The deep well is located in Ebagueye, one of several tiny villages that have sprung up in the parched Azawak region.
Govinda Adhikari, a journalist with The Nagarik Daily published in Kathmandu and widely read throughout Nepal, recently wrote an editorial praising Food for People as the first working solution to a long-time challenge: how to help the Chepang, an aboriginal Tibeto-Burman people who live in the rugged Mahabharat mountain range of central Nepal.
On New Year’s Eve, inhabitants of the quiet little village of about 900 people in Aujargues, located in southern France, were invited to bring in the New Year with a special fundraising pot luck in aid of TPRF’s Food for People (FFP) program. For the pot luck dinner, or “auberge espagnole” as it is known in France, everybody brought one sweet dish and one savory dish and, of course, a bottle of French wine!
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