Saturday Feb 9, 2013
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Students from several local high schools throughout the Albuquerque area participate in a day-long training focusing on the service learning initiative, “Stamp Out Malaria.”
Students will learn and discuss issues related to this global health epidemic and develop plans for service projects to educate community members and raise funds for much needed bed nets. This process facilitates youth in developing leadership skills and empowers them to achieve goals. Students make connections with friends across the world through our year-long letter writing program. Participation in the service projects naturally evolve from these connections and are based on local needs. “Stamp Out Malaria” compels local youth to be the change they want to see in the world. A majority of PeacePal's international partners are located in Africa, where malaria is still the largest cause of death. Even in this age of advanced technology and medicines, the single most effective prevention for this devastating disease is a mosquito bed net. In response to this, PeacePal has launched its service project, “Stamp Out Malaria,” to raise funds to buy bed nets for our friends in West Africa. In the 2010-2011 school year PeacePal students around the country raised $20,000 enabling PeacePal to send 4,700 life-saving bed nets to friends in Ghana and Togo! About Project PeacePal Project PeacePal is an international peace through education pen pal and service learning organization which seeks to ignite a generation of young people to create peace globally through the development of person to person connections across borders and over time. With the work of our participants, PeacePal strives to provide an antidote to the inevitable conflict which arises when people are disconnected and view their differences more prominently. PeacePal currently has programs in: Afghanistan, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Senegal, Togo, Uganda, and the U.S.A.
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