Kiva Lending Team: Global Peace Exchange
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The Global Peace Exchange was started in August of 2006 as a student organization at Florida State University to coordinate and expand the service-based exchange opportunities for students throughout the world.
The mission was simple enough—to create sustainable, grassroots development projects through student exchanges. The effect would be two-fold: Not only would local communities receive benefit at the grassroots level, but students would also be exposed to opportunities in the humanitarian field. GPE functions to foster the construction of a new civilization founded on mutual cooperation and understanding to support development and peace in the world.
Building upon a network of linked universities and partners, students travel and work on projects with partners in the various regions of the world. They also participate in activities to provide them with a knowledge of global issues and development ideology. The hope is that students achieve a shared understanding of the common human struggle to survive, a moral and ethical education about the issues affecting a particular area or culture, and the hope to aid in the building of a new “civilization” of humanity. The best way to achieve these goals among the youth of today lies in service, as actions will always speak louder than words.
Location: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Team website
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