Amman, Jordan: 14 May 2015: A local team of Generations For Peace volunteers in Nepal has mobilised to support emergency relief efforts following the country’s devastating earthquakes. In partnership with the Nepal Olympic Committee, Generations For Peace has used sports activities with youth to build peace in local communities in Nepal since 2009.
Generations For Peace is supporting relief efforts on the ground in Kathmandu and has announced that all online donations received on their website through 30 May will go to support programmes in Nepal.
Mark Clark, CEO of Generations For Peace, said:
“On behalf of the entire Generations For Peace family, I want our volunteers to know that we are thinking of you, your families, and your communities devastated by the recent earthquake. The way you have mobilised together as GFP volunteers to support relief efforts in your communities is inspirational, and a powerful demonstration of that ‘GFP spirit’ to overcome challenges and create a better future. I am proud of our dedicated Nepali volunteers who are using teamwork and collaboration to support relief efforts in Nepal. Generations For Peace’s efforts to build social cohesion, active tolerance and responsible citizenship are needed now more than ever.”
Since 2007, Generations For Peace, founded and based in Jordan, has trained and mentored more than 8,700 volunteer leaders of youth in 50 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe, with programmes touching the lives of more than 227,000 children, youth and adults in communities facing conflict and violence.