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 Launches a Crowdfunding Campaign to Support the Education of Refugee Children in Uganda

July 29, 2021 – Recently, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative launched...

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Recently, the United Mothers Union of #SouthSudan awarded WPDI in recognition of our efforts at helping the country's youths build a more #peaceful future. #education #changemakers

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Our Leadership

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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