• International Peace Initiatives (IPI) is a Kenya and U.S. based organization that is dedicated to supporting and funding initiatives that mitigate the effects of poverty, disease, discrimination and violence. IPI provides Homes for orphans and vulnerable children, supports African grassroots organizations and community leaders, and provides trainings in peace education and conflict resolution. The IPI tools are education, enterprise and empowerment.

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  • I, Dr. Karambu Ringera, first met a group of women who were who were living with HIV/AIDS in July of 2002. The women were meeting at my mother's home and they all were struggling to support themselves and their children. They asked me whether I could assist them in sending the AIDS orphans to school and also if I could help the women living with AIDS get medication...

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  • Rather than an orphanage, the Amani Homes are a community’s effort to keep their own children home in the community where they grew up, which preserves a child’s network of support.

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  • Travel to Kenya to experience the local culture and customs, the incredible people, and the beauty of its landscapes.

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IPI-US Summer 2016 Newsletter
Each of you has had a role in growing International Peace Initiatives (IPI) and we are grateful for your support and interest. Whether you give generously of your time, your money, your encouragement or prayers, we consider you part of the IPI family and we thank you. We have exciting projects both in the planning process and currently underway and you can read about some of them in this newsletter. It is our mission to invest in the future of those in Kenya and our ability to render change is made possible through your continuous support.

In this latest edition of our newsletter, you can read updates about new board members in both Kenya and the U.S.; the newest class of students in our hairdressing and beauty training program; the Global Youth Peace Summit that was held at our very own Tiriji Eco Center, and you also have the opportunity to read about Evans, one of IPI's College Scholars who recorded a video about his experience at the Kithoka Amani Children's Home.

We also encourage you to share your email address with us so you can quickly hear about all of the exciting news happening with IPI in Meru, Kenya! Simply send an email to the IPI staff, Cara Hoevet at cara.hoevet@ipeacei.org to join our mailing list. Click Here to read our latest newsletter.

Events at IPI-Kenya
October 1-7th, 2016 - IPI-Kenya recently hosted the first Global Youth Peace Summit in Africa, run by the Amala Foundation of Austin, USA in partnership with International Peace Initiatives (IPI), Meru, Kenya at IPI's Eco Center, Tiriji. The Kenya Global Youth Peace Summit (https://www.facebook.com/groups/kenyagyps/) was a great success!

October 17-19th, 2016 - Dr. Karambu Ringera presented a workshop at the Africa Peace Summit, with the theme: 'Nurturing a culture of peace within the youth' at Kenyatta University. She presented a model sustainable peacebuilding approach she has developed working with youth and women on peace for over ten years. The overall goal of the summit was to provide a forum for youth of Africa to connect, learn, and discover practical tips for co-creating a culture of peace and conflict transformation in Africa.

November 29-December 3rd, 2016 - Mind Transform Africa will partner with IPI to host the Kenya Youth Peace Summit at IPI's Tiriji Eco Center. The focus of the summit is to build leadership skills for young Kenyans interested in ethical leadership. IPI will further be partnering with Rolf and Owsa Beckman, founders of Eight Directions AB, Sweden and Lottie Moore, founder of Mindset Metaphors, UK to run a leadership program in April 2017.


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