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El Salvador

Panelists discuss Bpeace’s work in El Salvador at last week’s Young Professionals event in NYC. From left: Marvin Fuentes, Mary Stycos, and Marla Gitterman, with Claudia Barriere on screen from El Salvador. 

Afghanistan

It's been eight months since Abdul Rashid Reshad travelled to the U.S.  on the Bpeace Apprentice Road Trip.  Since returning home to Afghanistan, he has transformed his for-profit vocational school and it was recently accredited by the A

El Salvador

Claudia B.M. – Santa Tecla, Food Processing.  80 employees.

Claudia is at the helm of a family-owned business that produces packaged spices and ethnic/fruit drink powders.

Rwanda

We took time off this past August from our jobs at the Council on Foreign Relations to embark on an exploratory research project for Bpeace to investigate the budding film industry in Rwanda.

Rwanda

Ashley Harden and Ann-Elise Francis have taken two weeks off from their jobs at the Council on Foreign Relations to find out.  They arrive in Rwanda today and will be interviewing filmmakers, producers and distributors to determine whether Bp

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.