• 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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  • Movies for Mukwashi: Incredible Tradition Continues!

       After the success of last school year’s fundraiser, the BoPHoper’s at AIS Vienna once again raised over €1,000 at the Movies for Mukwashi: Incredibles 2 Movie Night and Bake Sale!  This sale of popcorn, lemonade, and a sweet selection of treats will benefit the Mukwashi Sanitation Initiative.  What an Incredible tradition and a such sweet way […]

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  • Mukwashi Sanitation Initiative: Progress Report

    Mukwashi Sanitation Initiative: A Marvel in Motion! https://vimeo.com/313424228?loop=0The hole is dug, the foundation is laid, and the walls are going up! See Mukwashi Sanitation Initiative in action with a progress report from Head Teacher Judah Sikamikami and a thank you from the girls of Mukwashi Trust School!  Mukwashi Trust School’s new sanitation block will be […]

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  • February Bridge of the Month: Love <3

    Our Bridge of the Month for February is LOVE! At BoPH, we believe in the power of love to change the world.  Love is an endless source of light, courage, and connection. Spreading love to others makes for a life worth living!             Love is a well that never runs dry. There […]

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  • Two Baby Girls, Two Different Worlds, and Bridges That Connect Us

    Two Baby Girls, Two Different Worlds, Same Needs and Hopes   The first photo is my wife Ann Marie and our granddaughter Ella Brady in California. Ann Marie’s gaze conveys love and contentment, along with hope and devotion. The second photo was taken a few years ago during my visit to the Bridges of Peace and Hope Partner, Mukwashi Trust School, located in […]

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  • January Bridge of the Month: A SMILE :) :) :) :) :)

    “After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.” -William R. Alger   At BoPH, we are bridging the gap between 2018 and 2019 with a celebration of happiness! Our Bridge of the Month for January is A SMILE.  […]

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