Friday, October 30, 2009
Service Learning in the Perry Peace Room
This week we were so fortunate to have had an abundance of service learning volunteers working in our Perry Peace Room. Four of the volunteers are students at Georgetown, another three attend George Washington, three more are young professionals from a Washington & Lee alumni group, and another six volunteers were from our longtime Georgetown Medical student volunteer group.
We were especially excited that Amanda and Karishma, Georgetown students completing a “Writing for Social Change” project with LFFP, were able to capture this service learning in action for a video that they are creating. They were able to tape the peace play as well as interviews, and all were energized by the potential of her project to share our peace work in this captivating format.
It is always very special to incorporate the spirit and unique skills of volunteers to our peace education programming. The kids look forward to visitors setting aside time just for them and they really benefit from being exposed to an ever increasing number of folks who reinforce the importance of peace. At the same time, we aim for the volunteers to gain first-hand experience in teaching peace, taking this knowledge back to their personal, educational, and professional lives. Special thanks to these volunteers for the important part they play in spreading a culture of peace!