• AIS Danbury Collects for Dorothy Day House

    BoPHoper’s at AIS Danbury and their fellow students have been hard at work collecting food and clothing for donation to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House.  Students had the opportunity to drop off their contributions to the Danbury, CT service center and received a tour of the facility. Dorothy Day Hospitality House has been feeding the […]

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  • Strengthening Bridges: AIS Vienna at the Mukwashi Trust School

    AIS Vienna’s trip to Mukwashi Trust School was an incredible success and testament to the deep bond of friendship between both educational communities. Enjoy these photos from the excursion and check soon back for teacher testimonies!

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  • John’s Journal: Meaningful Connections in May

    In the past few months, I’ve been reminded that some connections we make with others don’t reveal themselves until long after they occur. This isn’t a unique or unusual observation but I’m writing about it now because our theme this month is stories, and these are two stories that have enriched my life in unexpected […]

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  • Share and Celebrate Stories This May!

    Joan Didion said, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” It is an inherently human quality, to look for narrative structure in a chaotic world. In fact, it is believed by most historians and psychologists that storytelling is one of the many things that define and bind our humanity. In stories we create comfort, purport […]

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  • Seeds of Hope: Bethel Community Earth Day

    Bridges of Peace and Hope was delighted to spend another Earth Day celebrating sustainability and stewardship in Bethel, CT! Last year at the BoPH booth, we built spaghetti bridges and raised funds for the Mukwashi Sanitation Initiative. We also spent some quality time with community members and the awesome alpacas at the event! This year […]

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  • Strengthening Bridges: AIS Vienna and the Mukwashi Trust School

    (From left to right: Elissavet Pontikakis, Nicole Forbes, Nicola Del Fabbro, Gen Trutschmann, Rosalie Rozema — front: Kilian Kröll) Greetings from Vienna! Our teacher team is eagerly planning and preparing for our visit to Mukwashi Trust School. Thanks to the connecting power of BoPH, for years AIS Vienna and the Mukwashi Trust School have been […]

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  • April Brings Bridges of Imagination

    Imagination is a bridge that excites and incites. To imagine is to think beyond the known realm of possibility, to dream without limitations. Everyone has the ability and everyone hears the call to create if they listen closely.  Throughout April, we encourage you to listen to your inner voice of creativity. The more you stop […]

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  • John’s Journal: Students Cross Bridge of Hope

    While traveling this past week I had a chance to see some of the “bridges” we are creating in schools in action. At AVPS in Kingston, Ontario, Canada 4th graders in Nick Manolakas’ class did a Skype call with BoPH Club Members at the Western Connecticut AIS Magnet School in Danbury, CT in the USA. […]

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  • Hope Is A Bridge We Crossed Together in March

    This April, our BoPHoper’s expressed their hopes and dreams for the future. We asked them to answer the question: Who/What brings you Hope? Or fill in the blank: I hope that someday I will _____ The goal of the project was simple: to inspire and instill in our students that their hopes are valid and very […]

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  • March Bridge of the Month: HOPE

    #Hopeisabridge, what gives you hope? Throughout the month of March, Bridges of Peace and Hope will be exploring answers to this question and sharing the hopes of the world through song and story. Hope is a seed, trust in the fruition of the future. It can be hard to leave seeds of hope to sprout […]

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