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Chalks Corriette, Belgium I once read, or was it heard, a great statement that I can relate to as it connects to how I feel about volunteering. We are not asking you to think less of yourself, but to think of yourself less. Modern life does present us with many challenges; getting things done, working, … Read more

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Doing what we can

13 Nov, 2016

Doing something is better than doing nothing at all – every little bit helps, as the saying goes. It is amazing how several small acts of kindness can deliver huge benefits to communities. One person might choose to donate €1 each month. Another individual will support a youth project, such as scouting, dedicating time each … Read more

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Written by: Chalks Corriette, European President, Brussels, Belgium This short summary is my way of sharing with you my enthusiasm for strong communities. I don’t think its an exaggeration when I say there is nothing more important to any of us, than the communities that we are part of. I recently listened to a podcast … Read more

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People to People International (PTPI) Europe like many other successful non-profits, has to continually evaluate all roadblocks non-profits face when looking to increase the number of successful projects that we deliver. During a meeting with the Hartsook Foundation, we were given a book by Bob Hartsook entitled – Nobody Wants to Give Money Away! A … Read more

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With everyone leading such busy lives, offering your precious time to volunteer can seem counterproductive. However, in my experience the benefits of volunteering are enormous for me, my family, and my community. People who volunteer, do so for a wide variety of reasons. Volunteering can support the development of skills an individual did not know … Read more

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Many of us have heard that charities and nonprofits are poorly run, and use donor money to fund basic operations. Some of this stems back to the large NGO community, where indeed the operating costs are high. The sizable costs that all nonprofit organizations have are similar; manpower, mandatory operating items such as organization registration … Read more

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Everything old is new again, at least when it comes to searching for workable and proven solutions to addressing climate change. Indigenous peoples have developed, over time, innovative climate-smart practices rooted in traditional knowledge and their relationship with nature. Traditional knowledge is a blend of passed down observations, experiences, practices, and information about the intimate … Read more

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Journey into finance 17-20 September 2015 The aim of this project was to introduce the results of a workshop held in Romania. Four members of our chapter took part and on their return to Bulgaria, disseminated the information to three schools: Trudovets, Pravets and Botevgrad. A key objective was to motivate youth to seek other … Read more

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Sharing Cultural Diversity 15 September – 15 October 2015 We organized two meetings so that we could share our PTPI members’ project experiences, connected to workshops, youth exchanges and trainings aboard. The aim was to introduce the following cultural exchanges: 1) US; Presentations from Radiyana and Vasilena who studied at schools in the USA during … Read more

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Will you support us to deliver a generation of people skilled and passionate, as they explore solutions that might bring about peace and understanding to our world? People to People International has always believed in replacing cultural barriers with cultural understanding. We see the world as a place full of cultural beauty, and understand there … Read more

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Early March 2016, Ruta Pels from PTPI Estonia came to visit Denmark. She came to meet with the three main Danish ladies as we plan to establish a sistership. So we explored our opportunities for collaboration in educational, cultural and social matters. There are always quite some opportunities. Our two countries also have historical relations. … Read more

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Even though ”home is best” is it nice to visit other people, to see how and where they live. And our Danish chapter does this, lots! For the first time, PTPI Denmark travelled to South America. Thea Lauridsen travelled with 12 Danish adults to Peru and Bolivia, for almost three weeks. A fantastic colorful trip … Read more

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Chapters Chapters are the foundation of our truly global network. Chapters present a framework from which PTPI does grow its reputation as an organization with members around the world, who are actively engaged in creating a more sustainably peaceful world. Anyone who has worked and lived outside their home country understands how appealing it would … Read more

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Young people are the future policy makers, leaders, workers and keepers of our planet.  The more we include them in everything that we do today, the better the chances of having a world better than the one we have right now.  Or, at least no worse. Despite the many opportunities out there, such as Erasmus, … Read more

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