July 7, 2012

Article: Children’s International Summer Village in Maine

From http://bangordailynews.com/2012/07/01/news/bangor/children-from-12-countries-gather-in-holden-to-learn-about-other-cultures-embrace-peace

Children from 12 countries gather in Holden to learn about other cultures, embrace peace
By Nok-Noi Ricker
July 1, 2012

A monthlong international children’s village, designed to teach young people from around the world that peace is a better alternative to war, is sponsored every four years by the Maine Chapter of Children’s International Summer Village. This year’s village is dubbed, “Artists of the World: Creating a MasterPeace.”

Children’s International Summer Village is an independent, nonprofit, nonpolitical, volunteer organization that offers children, youths and adults the opportunity to make new friends worldwide and learn about different cultures.

The program started after World War II when Allen was a University of Cincinnati psychologist and decided to found an international organization to bring children together in fellowship. The first Peace Village was held in 1951 in Cincinnati. The program has grown significantly since and includes a number of local events, including minicamps, a Passport to the World program, Spanish immersion camps and a community-service project called Plant to Plate.

Read the full article at http://bangordailynews.com/2012/07/01/news/bangor/children-from-12-countries-gather-in-holden-to-learn-about-other-cultures-embrace-peace

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.