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Afghanistan

Bpeace Advocates are a rare breed.  Part skill-based volunteer and part business coach, they offer specific and often technical advisory remotely through email and Skype.  Advocates bring knowledge and generosity to help a Bpeace Afghan

Events

 

More than 100 Bpeace Young Professionals and a few over-40 rock stars convened to celebrate the partnership of Bpeace, Blue Marble and the forthcoming documentary, Sweet Dreams.

Afghanistan

In April 2012, 11 Bpeace Afghan Fast Runners apprenticed on the job at 33 Host Companies in 12 states for the Bpeace Apprentice Road Trip (BART).

Skillanthropists

Since 2004, Bpeacers have logged 1.8 million miles traveling to Afghanistan, Rwanda and El Salvador and have spent 1,321 days in the field on Bpeace expeditions!

Afghanistan

Once a year, Bpeace hosts a reunion for all of the past and present Fast Runners in Kabul. Country Director, Soraya Omar, held the annual gathering for 21 business owners from the class of 2004, 2007, and the most recent class that started in 2010

Afghanistan

Thirty-seven Host Companies opened their doors to 9 Afghan Bpeace Fast Runners for the 2011 Bpeace Apprentice Road Trip (BART), sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of State.

Events

The Annual Bpeace VERAs (Volunteer Excellence Recognition Awards) give a nod to Bpeace’s most exceptional members.

Rwanda

Jerrie Gullick, a retired Pontiflex exec, describes Inzozi Nziza (Sweet Dreams) Ice Cream

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Afghanistan

A meeting of the minds at Dubai Women’s College with Bpeace members from the U.S. spending the week with 16 Afghan Fast Runners.

Rwanda

After an engaging week in Pennsylvania, four Bpeace Rwandan Fast Runner entrepreneurs traveled to New York City  to apprentice with Host Companies and continue gathering transferable business and technical skills.

Rwanda

The Columbia Business School eagerly embraced Bpeace's four visiting Rwandan Fast Runners when they shared their personal stories on a panel titled, “Doing Business Our Way: Voices of Rwanda Female Entrepreneurs.”

Rwanda

Four Bpeace Rwanda Fast Runners rolled into Harrisburg, PA in early April 2011 and left with inspiring business lessons in to expand their hospitality, landscaping and funeral service businesses.

Rwanda

The garden center manager held the garden center owner’s face in her hands. A perfect fit for a garden center owner, the woman’s name is Soline. “Soline, does th

Events

The red carpet was the hallway at the global law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf.  The fashion statements were more sassy than flashy.  The opening video took the night’s first award.