Peace Works Travel Blog

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Blake School in Rwanda 2019

Kigali: Aspire and Chicken Farm: June 14 Friday morning we visited Aspire, a program that provides a range of services to a village in Kigali.  Started by Peace Ruzage, Aspire provides three levels of preschool schooling, which allows mothers to create businesses, including crafts and plots of land in low-lying areas of the city often referred to as the swamps.  Aspire also… [Read Full Article]
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Crossing Borders: Pingry 2019

Bienvenidos!  Today was an absolute blast, with experiences ranging from playing Uno to watching a police chase along the border.  It all began at 5:30 am sharp, when we all sleepily said goodbye to our parents and embarked on the long flight to San Diego.  After arriving, we met our amazing tour guide Krystal, who brought us exactly where we… [Read Full Article]
Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Peace Works Travel: LBGTQIA+ Inclusion and Safety Policies

Student Support- All students need a safe and supportive environment to be fully present for educational travel. If a transgender or gender non-conforming student and/or their parent/guardian express a desire for support and/or special accommodations during the program, Peace Works Travel may convene a Student Support Team. The Team will develop a student support plan in conformity with Gender Spectrum’s… [Read Full Article]
Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Teaching Resource: LGBTQIA+ Community Vocabulary

Identity and words are intrinsically connected in all cultures. Vocabulary is essential to an accurate understanding of issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community. Through words, we can educate, support and amplify the many voices of the LGBTQIA+ community. LGBTQIA+ stands for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual community. The plus sign is included to ensure people that don't… [Read Full Article]
Thursday, May 23th, 2019

A Reflection on Educational Privilege

A Reflection on Educational Privilege I have attended private schools my entire life; from the second I stepped on campus to Mayfield Junior School as a kindergartener to now a Junior at Westridge, the worry of not have a school to attend has never crossed my mind. I wish I could say I understood the immense privilege of receiving a… [Read Full Article]