Combine some big picture dreaming with practical thinking and the end result for Riverflow Peace is some exciting new steps ahead. Looking back on our original planning session, we checked on our progress and thought big about where we could go. Here's some of what's ahead:
- Peace celebration breakfast - May 16th
- Planning to "spend" $1000 raised from our Peace cards
- Riverflow - a place for peace - a new logo - coming soon!
- Maybe a sound box at the Peace Wall so that we can share more of the story with visitors
- Peace Art Show
- Peace bags - made from recycled/donated material - one step to help Peace with the Earth and to raise funds for our Peace work
- A skate/cycle event at the Warrandyte skate park - to support Skateistan
Peace Planning - the next steps
Peace Celebration Breakfast - Sunday 16th May - A Fairtrade fortnight event
Our Peace Breakfast was a great success, focusing on the following areas:
- We shared a wonderful pancake breakfast together, as well as some thoughts and readings on Peace and some samplings of Fair Trade products.
- We made a start on our aim to make at least 200 finger puppets for the Rangon Learning Centre - a school for refugees on the Thai-Burma border - if you would like to help reach our goal of 200 puppets then contact us.
- Riverflow recycling was launched with much enthusiasm.
- We agreed to spread the $1000 raised through the proceeds of our peace wall cards across a wide range of projects:
- a medical clinic and bonobo conversation project in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Skateistan a project developing peace through skateboarding in Afganistan
- KIVA, microfinancing providing a "hand up" not a "hand out"
- Transforming Gifts - a project of Uniting World which increases the $ amount by adding funding from AUS AID to the amount raised
- Partner church activities - to be explored, so watch this space
- Frontier Services, helping Australians hit by drought and floods
- YAP, a program helping young people in hot spots to link together to develop peace at a local level
- Daughters - more information to come
- Rangon Learning Centre - a school for Burmese refugees in Thailand