Liberian Students Join Leadership Academy
The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa and the CIEE Leadership Academy have partnered to send two Liberian high school students abroad this summer. The Foundation seeks “to promote and facilitate activities and initiatives aimed at promoting peace and reconciliation through the holistic participation of local communities.”
The organization’s founder—Leymah Gbowee—was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her contributions to the women’s peace movement which helped bring about an end to the Second Liberian Civil War. Gbowee spoke at CIEE headquarters in Portland this past March.