First Annual Albuquerque Couch Crash!
Youth are invited to participate in two Couchsurfing events!On Friday, October 5 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Facility (2500 Louisiana Blvd NE, ste 200), there will be a poster-making session for the "free hugs" event the next morning at the Mass Ascension of hot air balloons at Balloon Fiesta Field.
On Sunday, October 7 from 10:30am - 12 noon at Roosevelt Park (Sycamore & Lead in Albuquerque), Couchsurfers and interested youth will be making hula hoops to keep! This event -- which will also include brunch and games -- will be sponsored by local businesses, and proceeds will raise money for PeacePal and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Albuquerque.
For more information, please visit: www.abqcouchcrash.com
Project PeacePal's student exchanges between New Mexico and Afghanistan were featured in the Albuquerque Journal's Living section on Sunday, July 22, 2012. Read the Journal article about our exciting programs in Afghanistan, including the start of a new school in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, by clicking:
Last week Dr. Robert Fuselier of the Afghan Sister Village Project (ASVP) in Los Alamos and PeacePal staff member Blake Batten returned from Afghanistan after visiting Green Village Schools' Advanced Education Center in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province. ASVP and PeacePal have been supporting the work of Green Village Schools (GVS) in Helmand, where over the past year the Advanced Education Center provided English and computer/internet education to 250 local girls, boys, and teachers. Students at the center also participated in an internet correspondence program with Los Alamos High School students, promoting mutual understanding across cultures that are seemingly so different. Dr. Fuselier and Blake attended the graduation ceremonies and met with local officials and community members.
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