Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative works with young men and women to develop their skills as leaders, as peace builders, and community builders.

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WPDI Prepares Another Cohort of 285 Female Refugees to Launch Their Own Small Businesses at the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement

November 22, 2019 – In September, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative...

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480 students and teachers from schools in the #Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement graduated from WPDI's #CRE in schools program. The knowledge and skills they gained will help them manage conflict in their everyday lives. #peace #education #Uganda @TheWUFoundation

#Kiryandongo #CRE #peace #education #Uganda

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We must plant the
seeds of hope,
We must nurture
the seeds of peace.

Together, it’s possible.

Forest Whitaker, Founder and CEO
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