2007 ANNUAL REPORT
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A Message from the Chairman
Carlson Wagonlit Travel applauds the important work Seeds of Peace undertakes helping young people from the Middle East and South Asia. We’re proud to sponsor this terrific organization. Programs that help young people with conflict resolution and leadership training do indeed plant seeds of peace, creating a network of young leaders ready to support peace on a global scale. – Jack O’Neill, President North America, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Dear Friends: At Seeds of Peace, we empower young people from regions of conflict to be leaders and agents of positive change. We call them “Seeds.” Against a backdrop of fear, mistrust, and violence, the story of how Seeds from around the world overcome these challenges and evolve into leaders and peacemakers is a source of great hope for our shared future. Their stories are the ones we would like to share with you, our supporters, without whom none of it would be possible. The year 2007 marked the 15th anniversary of the founding of the International Camp operated by Seeds of Peace. Some 320 Seeds participated in the camp program this year. What began as an improbable dream in 1993 was made a reality by the vision and determination of John Wallach, our late founder. That year the first delegation of 46 Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians, and Egyptians arrived in the United States to participate in what would become an internationally recognized conflict resolution program that drew teenagers together, face to face with their supposed enemies.
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For most Seeds this camp is the first time each has ever met a young person from the other side. Dialogue sessions elicit painful emotions that force each Seed to confront others’ stereotypes, along with his or her own. The sessions break down barriers and build bridges in their place. Netta, an Israeli camper, said, “As I looked to the side for a moment, I caught a glimpse of my two best friends—one Israeli and one
International Summer Camp
will be like—because we knew each other at Seeds of Peace.”
The hard work of peace does not end when camp is over, however. Seeds of Peace operates in Amman, Cairo, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv,
Palestinian. At that moment I realized that I love them both the same way. No doubts. No limits.” And Jawad, a Palestinian camper, had this to say: “My friend wants to be prime minister of his country, and I want to become the head of my country. Imagine what that
Ramallah, Lahore, Mumbai, and Kabul to augment understanding once the Seeds return home. Our engaging and original follow-up programs support Seeds as they navigate the transition back into their daily lives with altered beliefs, new perspectives, and new friends. Leadership programs such as our Conflict Management and Mediation Training course allow Seeds and other
members of the community to effectively facilitate conversations between opposing sides of conflict.
Nearly 4,000 Seeds are dispersed around the world today, working to spread hope for peace by living our values of respect,
empathy, understanding, and tolerance. Hundreds of Seeds, including those from the first delegation in 1993, have grown into young leaders in business, the nonprofit community, government, education, media, medicine, and politics. Our mission is to inspire young people to be future leaders with a new vision of the path forward. But the truth is, they inspire us every day. We are so often reminded by our Seeds how much this work matters. They possess an abiding faith in the future—a future filled with mutual respect, understanding, shared prosperity, and lasting peace. Thank you for your support.
Richard Berman Chairman Board of Directors Seeds of Peace LEFT: Seeds walk together playing music at the International Camp in Otisfield, Maine. RIGHT: Seeds return home to be leaders in their communities. (All photography: Seeds of Peace)
From Maine to the West Bank, Seeds of Peace is leveraging the underutilized power of young people to change the way the world deals with conflict. The organization and its “Seeds” have realized the sorts of accomplishments that have eluded diplomats and governments for decades. We are proud to support this important organization not only because it is a critical part of Maine’s culture, but more importantly because it is enabling youth to reshape the peace processes of some of the world’s most serious political conflicts. – Justin Schair, Trustee, Hudson Family Foundation
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Seeds of Peace entered its 15th summer season in 2007,
D IALOG U E SESSIONS
C AM P A C T I V I T IES
Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Salai Merridor; the Egyptian
welcoming 320 future leaders to the serene shores of
Grouped by conflict region, campers sat side by side in daily
Friendships grew as Seeds spent hours playing sports, learning
ambassador to the U.S., Nabil Fahmy; the Palestinian
Pleasant Lake in Otisfield, Maine. The International Camp
90-minute sessions to get to know their peers on the other
crafts, swimming, and chatting in the bunk after dark. Even
ambassador to the U.S., Afif Safieh; and the Palestinian
hosted participants from the Middle East and South
side. Seeds tackled the toughest, most sensitive issues and
ordinary camp moments put the principles of coexistence into
ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, traveled
Asia to this program even as tensions increased on the
braved rage, insults, and tears. Confrontations often centered
practice. As always, each session concluded with three days
to the International Camp. They visited with nearly 150 Seeds,
ground. Camp lays the foundation for Seeds’ education in
on some of the most contentious issues of conflict, such as
of Color Games. Campers were divided into two teams—
toured the facilities, and answered campers’ questions.
peacemaking and reconciliation. Delegations of Afghan,
borders, religion, and the media. Guided by professional
green and blue—and competed in a variety of pastimes, from
American, Egyptian, Indian, Israeli, Jordanian, Pakistani,
facilitators, many of them trained by Seeds of Peace through
soccer to art to cooking. As campers learned to depend on
and Palestinian teenagers arrived for two three-week
the Conflict Management and Mediation Training program,
themselves and one another, team spirit overrode national,
sessions. More than 20 adult graduates of the Seeds of
they learned communication and negotiation techniques
political, or religious identity. Israelis and Palestinians,
Peace camp program returned as counselors and facilitators,
that allowed them to listen to alien views and develop
Indians and Pakistanis, were grouped with one another.
Israeli ambassador Merridor noted that youth is a
bringing continuity and vital energy to the camp.
tolerance and understanding. Campers were instructed
They discovered common joys and overcame challenges
special time in life to commit to change in the world. “It
to avoid personal attacks, respect each other’s beliefs, and
in an atmosphere of fun universal to all young people.
cannot only be at the top,” he told the Seeds. “It should
MAINE SEE D S
be with the people, and especially young people.”
For the eighth year, teenagers from the state of Maine
attended the International Camp. As more immigrants settle
On Monday, July 30, stars from the National Basketball
in this area, local communities are coping with their own
Association (NBA) held the sixth annual Play for Peace
youth faced the day, speaking seriously about
D ELEGA T ION LEA D ERS
ethnicity-based problems. Thirty Maine Seeds addressed
clinic at the International Camp. NBA stars included
their hatreds and fears in intense daily dialogues.
Adult educators who travel to camp with the Seeds each
specific problems they face, deconstructing stereotypes
Boston Celtics Brian Scalabrine and Ryan Gomes and
After looking deeply into what divides them,
summer have an intense dialogue and coexistence program
and misconceptions in their daily life. These teens learned
Portland Trailblazer Josh McRoberts. Former Chicago
they emerged to find common ground in games,
of their own. At camp they participate in educational
the principles of coexistence alongside Middle Eastern
Bulls great B.J. Armstrong and Women’s NBA player
shared meals, laughter, and sheer good fun.
workshops and create partnerships to support, teach, and
and South Asian campers. In October, 13 Maine Seeds
Andrea Stinson of the Detroit Shock joined the group. The
empower Seeds, as well as other students back home.
met with Maine Governor John E. Baldacci to discuss
stars were welcomed by 160 Israeli, Palestinian, Egyptian,
In 2007, Seeds of Peace and USAID partnered to create
important issues facing their state and presented him
Jordanian, and American youths. The players worked with
follow-up programs in the Middle East to create peaceful
with a proposal of their solutions to those problems.
campers on basketball fundamentals and teamwork drills.
S P E C IAL E V EN T S
Throughout, players reinforced the value of cooperation,
On Friday, July 6, 24 campers traveled to New York City
as enemies turned into teammates on the basketball court.
Many campers left behind daily scenes of bloodshed at home to wake up amid the natural beauty of cold Maine mornings next to their supposed enemies: teenagers who are just like them but from the other side of the conflict. Together these
listen with an open mind. Through hard emotional work, the campers came to respect each other as individuals. This powerful process can happen only in the neutral, supportive environment that the International Camp provides.
learning environments in Israeli and Palestinian schools.
for a private meeting with Zalmay Khalilzad, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Khalilzad hosted I N T E R FA I T H S E RV I C E S
them in his private residence for an ice cream roundtable
Like the dialogue sessions, interfaith services
discussion about peace and coexistence. The ambassador
offered Seeds a neutral setting in which to learn
praised the campers’ work and encouraged them to continue
about one another’s religions and traditions.
their dialogue throughout their lives. “The mission has to
In a way that would be almost impossible at home, they were able to explore other faiths
be how to transcend these differences and live in a mutually
Palestinian ambassador Safieh commended the openminded spirit that drew the campers to participate in Seeds of Peace. “It’s only the optimists that make history,” he said.
The event was organized by Arn Tellem, an agent for the players and a member of the NBA’s Board of Directors. Tellem arranges the Play for Peace clinic because he values the work of Seeds of Peace. “At these challenging times in the Middle East,” he said, “it’s important that the players do their part to advance understanding and coexistence.”
respectful environment,” the ambassador said. He urged
Leslie Lewin, camp director for Seeds of Peace, said the
Seeds to form relationships across sectarian and ethnic lines,
basketball clinic is an especially useful exercise because it
came away from the interfaith services with new
to “achieve all of the potential that their societies have.”
teaches teamwork. “Sports, and in particular basketball,
understanding and respect for beliefs that were
firsthand. Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Hindu services were held on a regular basis. Seeds
once foreign and off-limits.
On Sunday, July 29, Seeds of Peace hosted a Day of Dialogue at camp for ambassadors from around the world. The
is a very important part of the camp experience,” Lewin said. “Cooperation and communication on the basketball court can pave the way to breakthroughs off the court.”
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We are pleased to be a leading supporter of Seeds of Peace’s efforts to educate and empower young people throughout the Middle East and South Asia. Through this important partnership, we are building Seeds of Peace’s capacity to equip young people with the skills necessary to advance to leadership positions in government, institutions of higher-learning, and the corporate and non-profit sectors. – Ken Cohen, Vice President of Public Affairs for ExxonMobil Corporation
Palestinian conflict. Their sessions included simulations of
Peaceing It Together
In March, Seeds of Peace facilitators met in London for a
The peacebuilding process and leadership training that
various solutions, lively debate, and thoughtful study.
Seeds of Peace organized a weekend conference in March to
weeklong combined study. This unique program allowed
guide 52 Israeli and Palestinian Seeds through the dynam-
them to apply their skills to discussions with each other and
ics of national conflicts outside the Middle East. Held at
with international students attending the American School
the Tantur Institute in Jerusalem, “Peaceing It Together”
of London, who opened their homes to host the visitors.
began in Maine continued throughout 2007 as new Seeds returned to their homes. This year Seeds of Peace built on the strong programs that have proven so successful in reinforcing friendships, leadership skills, and community outreach. At the same time, new initiatives included “In Your Shoes,” a program that matched Israeli and Palestinian Seeds for four months to learn each other’s personal stories, and a weeklong trip to London for graduate students, during which Israeli and Palestinian facilitators practiced conflict
Another highlight was a convention in the Israeli-Palestinian mixed village of Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salam in Israel. One hundred Israeli and Palestinian Seeds attended the keynote address by Dr. Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian Negotiator. The young people then divided into working groups to address final status concerns such as economic development, security, water supply, the environment, borders, Jerusalem, and refugees and the right of return.
resolution together for the first time. Dialogue sessions,
language courses, community presentations, and a new
Israeli and Palestinian Seeds took advantage of language and
online forum kept the Seeds of Peace centers humming.
cultural training in Hebrew and Arabic. Nearly 70 Palestinian
D IALOG U E P ROGRAM Overcoming incredible obstacles—suspicion, war, poverty—Seeds of Peace field operations continue the lessons of dialogue and coexistence begun at the International Camp in Maine. Throughout 2007 nearly two dozen Seeds
Seeds received Hebrew lessons in Bethlehem, Hebron, Jenin, Jericho, Jerusalem, and Ramallah. Thirty Israeli Seeds were trained in Arabic in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. These young people met regularly throughout the year in Jerusalem to practice their newly acquired skills and to share stories about their cultures.
examined two case studies: the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa as a method of repairing divisions after a treaty, and the Tibetans’ strategy of dialogue and nonviolence in their struggle with China.
These young adults, aged 22 to 27, completed 30 hours of training under expert guidance. “Our conversations this week are the best we have ever had since joining Seeds of Peace 10 years ago,” one Seed said. “We now
have tools to help us conduct these very difficult con-
There are significant physical challenges to bringing young
versations, and we are mature enough to use them.”
people together not only from opposite sides of a conflict but between conflicts, too. That’s why Seeds of Peace modernized
The graduate students also spent several hours each day
its online forum for Seeds in 2007, giving them an opportuni-
teaching in the American School. Students from kindergarten
ty to meet online and continue their communication training.
through high school learned about cross-cultural conver-
SeedsNet was updated this year to resemble the Facebook for-
sations and considered whether it’s better to fight or talk.
mat and renamed SeedsBook. Weekly moderated discussions
“The Seeds made me understand things better,” said one
among Arabs, Israelis, South Asians, and Americans took
eighth-grade student. “An Israeli and a Palestinian came to
place in a secure, password-protected online environment.
talk to my class about staying cool and having hard conversa-
of Peace dialogue groups convened under the guidance
In Your Shoes
Nearly 700 Seeds have registered so far. SeedsBook members
tions. If they can do it, we can do it here in our school too.”
of professional facilitators. Each group of 12 to 16 Seeds
In February, 22 Israeli and Palestinian Seeds were paired
can send messages to each other privately or sign in to the
Creating Peaceful Learning Environments
was equally attended by Israelis and Palestinians.
to spend four months exploring each other’s community and
chat room for a shared discussion. The site also contains docu-
In partnership with the U.S. Agency for
culture. They worked on assignments about family history
ments, a slide show, and a kit for making presentations about
For example, Seeds of Peace hosted a dialogue group in April
International Development (USAID), Seeds
and traditions, life at school, ambitions, desired legacies,
Seeds of Peace. Reports about activities all over the world
in partnership with the Gilo Institute of Hebrew University.
of Peace targeted Israeli and Palestinian centers of learning
and envisioning peace. The result was a more personal
are just a click away, as are links to 25 global news sources.
Thirty Israeli and Palestinian Seeds met with professors
to promote peace education and dialogue in 2007. Through
understanding of life on the other side of the conflict.
E D U C A T ION , T RAINING , AN D LEA D ERS H I P B U IL D ING Conflict Management “and Mediation Training Courses
these initiatives, Seeds of Peace trained dozens of Israeli and
from both sides to envision a final resolution to the Israeli-
Peace facilitation is a necessary and growing profession. Seeds of Peace offers courses in media-
en communication skills, increase respect for diversity, sharpen critical thinking, promote peaceful methods of dispute resolution, and encourage leadership and civic engagement.
tion and negotiation that serve as a broad introduc-
For example, 30 Palestinian educators participated in a three-
tion and a basis for professional work in the field.
day workshop in May to consider ways to engage Palestinian
This year 38 participants completed 10 daylong sessions of classroom instruction. In addition, students conducted intensive, highly supervised field work, often facilitating dialogue sessions at the International Camp. Upon graduation, participants received official certification as Seeds of Peace Trained Facilitators.
LEFT: Seeds build trust during a ropes course at camp. RIGHT: Intensive daily dialogue sessions form the backbone of the conflict resolution program.
Palestinian educators from public schools in how to strength-
students in critical thinking about the peace process. The program was developed and led by three Palestinian educators who had previously participated in Seeds of Peace programs. Most educators, however, came from United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools, with no previous Seeds of Peace experience. They left eager to learn more and to share the new methods with other Palestinian educators.
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In 2007, Palestinian Seeds of Peace educators and youth also
more,” said one camper excitedly. Another added, “I never
nent in 1947 and its lingering aftermath, were followed
organized two camps in the West Bank for children aged 10
The Seeds of Peace regional offices in India and Pakistan
used to speak at all. But yesterday I went home and my fam-
by public discussion facilitated by Seeds graduates.
to 12. Each camp brought together approximately 50 Palestin-
pursued very active follow-up programs in 2007 to welcome
ily was there. It was the first time that I sat amongst them
ian children to learn about communication and tolerance.
Seeds back home. The facilitated dialogues, community
and gave my opinion about things. And it felt really good.”
C OMM U NI T Y SER V I C E AN D O U T REA C H Seeds Café: Jerusalem
events, and workshops helped Seeds incorporate new lessons
B RING - A - F RIEN D W OR K S H O P S
of coexistence as they worked on overcoming anger, hatred,
ences. It was widely covered by television, newspapers,
Another important follow-up program is the Bring-a-Friend
and prejudice. Afghanistan was scheduled to participate for
and magazines. Seeds began organizing school presen-
Seeds Cafés are among the only regularly scheduled events
workshops held twice a year, which focus on leadership
the first time in 2007 in the Homestay program, which has
tations on peace and the relationship with Pakistan, as
in Jerusalem that allow Israelis and Palestinians to come
training. Professional facilitators come in for two-day
formed the centerpiece of follow-up activities. Each year a
well as a joint film screening with the Asia Society.
together for public education and dialogue. These popu-
sessions with Seeds graduates to discuss community build-
delegation of Indian or Pakistani Seeds has traveled to the
ing, volunteerism, and leadership skills. On the third day
During the summer Seeds in Pakistan participated in the
lar forums reach out broadly to interested members of
other country for a weeklong stay that has without fail resulted
each Seed invites a friend to join the workshop. The Seeds
Punjabi government-sponsored Convention for Youth
both communities, as well as the international public in or
in a profound ripple effect in the host community. This year
themselves facilitate the third day using the tools they have
Empowerment, as well as a program held at the Institute
near Jerusalem. Many attendees are educators, nonprofit
Seeds from India and Afghanistan were planning to travel
gained. Bring-a-Friend workshops not only spread the Seeds
of Peace and Secular Studies in Lahore. The Seeds con-
leaders, and others not actively involved in peacemak-
to Lahore, Pakistan. However, the Homestay visit was post-
of Peace message in the community, they also help in the
tinued their popular film series, inviting the public and
ing who nonetheless want to meet people from “the other
poned this year because of instability on the ground in India.
ongoing effort to prepare Seeds for leadership roles in busi-
the press for facilitated discussions after the screenings.
IN T ER F AI T H H ARMON Y C AM P
ness, government, health care, and the nonprofit world.
Graduates also participated in a radio talk show, which
One of the most successful Seeds Cafés was held in May,
In Pakistan, Seeds of Peace brought together 40 Muslim and
C OMM U NI T Y O U T REA C H
attracting more than 500 guests. Sari Nusseibeh, Presi-
40 Christian students for three days of dialogues and games,
Beyond the successful Bring-a-Friend workshops, several other
dent of Al Quds University and the author of a recent
modeled on the summer experience at the International
community outreach programs spread the Seeds of Peace phi-
book of memoirs, and Amos Oz, a noted Israeli author,
Camp. The camp, on the grounds of St. Anthony’s College
losophy to a wide audience. These include speaker series, film
gave presentations about their experiences in Jerusalem.
in Lahore, was organized and facilitated entirely by Seeds
screenings, press conferences, school presentations, Peace Part-
E D U C A T ORS P ROGRAM
Another successful event, in November, featured Dr. Saeb
graduates, which reinforced the goodwill and outreach to
ner activities, and more. Each of these events is organized by
Educators from the participating schools in Lahore and
Erekat and Israeli cabinet minister Ami Ayalon. More
minority communities in Pakistan. This was an opportunity
the Seeds to help spread the message of tolerance, coexistence,
Mumbai gather for workshops, trainings, and cross-border
than 100 guests attended a presentation on the Annapolis
for the young students to eat together, play together, talk to
and mutual understanding. Community outreach programs also
exchanges. Each teacher touches many students in his or her
peace conference. Participants explored the objectives of
each other, and, most important, listen to each other. As in
serve to reinforce and build on the leadership training for Seeds.
life. Understanding Seeds of Peace and its mission allows for
both sides and the difficulty of constructive compromise.
Maine, for many of these teenagers the Interfaith Harmony
side.” Graduate Seeds and their parents often participate.
Jerusalem for All A community service initiative, “Jerusalem for All,” was
Indian Seeds were featured at the United States consulate in Mumbai for a press conference about their experi-
was broadcast throughout the Punjab, about the success of the Interfaith Harmony Camp. There was also a widely publicized “Tree Planting for Peace” ceremony held at a Trust School for underprivileged youth in Lahore.
this information to be spread to a wide audience. Personally
Camp offered the first opportunity to sit with someone from
In Mumbai in 2007 Seeds of Peace held meetings and film
understanding that widely held stereotypes of those on the other
the other side and ask questions that are usually off limits.
screenings every other week for Seeds and the general
side of the border are incorrect can help teachers generate lively
launched in December to identify neighborhood needs for
community. Films included “In This World,” about AfThis program, “Together We Rise,” opened many eyes and
and crucial discussions in their own classrooms. These educa-
volunteers or labor. Ideas include working in hospitals and
ghans traveling with the help of smugglers to the Middle
minds in a short few days. Structured dialogues were run
tors support the activities of the Seeds within their schools.
libraries, visiting the elderly, organizing cultural events,
East and beyond. “The Day India Burned” and “Remem-
by Seeds trained in the basic rules: avoid personal attacks,
and renovating youth centers. This initiative will bring
bering Partition,” about the partition of the subconti-
respect each other’s beliefs, listen, participate actively, and
together Seeds from East and West Jerusalem. Israeli and
keep an open mind. As the discussions proceeded and turned
Palestinian Seeds will work together, building on the skills
serious, the students’ faces registered amusement and sur-
they learned at camp to improve their own communities.
prise as they saw doors of understanding open. The founda-
The South Asia program began in 2000, in partnership
tions for mutual respect and coexistence were forming.
with the U.S. Department of State, with the first Seeds from
Games of basketball and football and a talent show helped
India and Pakistan attending camp in Maine that summer.
break the tension and strengthen friendships across religious
Shortly afterward, Afghanistan began sending a delegation
and ethnic lines. Many of the attendees exchanged e-mail
to camp too. The young people come from schools in Kabul,
addresses and telephone numbers before they left, taking along
Lahore, and Mumbai. Care is taken to recruit young people
new confidence, new ideas, new thoughts, and new friends.
from diverse economic backgrounds. What matters most is that prospective Seeds demonstrate leadership qualities.
On the final day the campers pledged that they would continue to work on their own misconceptions and baseless beliefs, and spread the word to their families and friends. “I think we achieved everything we wanted to and even LEFT: Seeds play sports to learn teambuilding and build confidence. RIGHT: Graduate Seeds convene in Morocco to launch community service initiatives.
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In April, Seeds of Peace received the Reflections of Hope Award, given by the Oklahoma City National Memorial in honor of those who died in the bombing in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. This award is given annually to a group whose extraordinary work has significantly impacted a community, state, or nation. The judges praised Seeds of Peace’s commitment to reaching across cultural, religious, and racial barriers.
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In President Bill Clinton’s 2007 book, “Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World” he applauded the original idea and the sustained efforts of Seeds of Peace. The former president said, “The most important part of Seeds of Peace remains the sustained human contact among young people of different religious and ethnic groups long at odds with each other. Anyone who supports Seeds of Peace is…giving all the world’s children a better chance for a safer and brighter future.” In August, six Israeli Seeds participated in the United Nations’ International Children’s Parliament on waraffected children in Helsinki, Finland. They met with a group of young Palestinians, and together they adopted an agreement to work for peace in the Middle East. In September, Seeds of Peace hosted the World Leadership Summit in New York City to commemorate our 15th anniversary. Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan delivered the keynote speech, and NBC’s Tom Brokaw led a panel of dignitaries in a discussion on the peace process. Former President Clinton,a member of the Seeds of Peace Advisory Board, delivered a video address prior to the panel discussion.
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The Board of Directors of
Seeds of Peace, Inc. We have audited the accompanying statements of financial position of Seeds of Peace, Inc., (a not-for-profit organization) as of December 31, 2007 and 2006, and the related statements of activities and cash flows for the years then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Organizations’ management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with U.S. generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform our audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatements. An audit in-
In May, Seeds of Peace presented Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan with the John Wallach Humanitarian Award in New York City. Queen Rania has challenged stereotypes of the Arab and Muslim worlds and has encouraged dialogue across cultures. “Seeds of Peace is both inspiring and humbling, for it shows us all the simple power of friendship to change the world,” Her Majesty said. “By giving young people the chance to get to know one another in person, instead of through the distorting lens of bitter legacies and conflict, Seeds of Peace is creating a new generation of thoughtful leaders who approach the world with open minds and empathetic eyes.” Ted Koppel also received a Peacemaker Award for his outstanding contributions to journalism. A special video message was delivered by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Jane and Robert Toll, members of the Board of Directors, hosted the event.
cludes examining on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the
In February, the French design house Marithe+Francois Girbaud launched an advertising campaign that featured Seeds of Peace. The multimillion-dollar campaign ran in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Marie-Claire, Glamour, and Vanity Fair; it was seen by an estimated 9 million readers in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The advertisements were also featured on billboards in high-traffic locations throughout Europe and Asia.
and the results of its activities and its cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity
financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluation the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Seeds of Peace, Inc. at December 31, 2007 and 2006, with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Skody Scot & Company CPAS. P.C.
In July, Seeds of Peace formed an official partnership with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations, strengthening the communications capacities of both organizations worldwide.
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Seeds create bonds and friendships that last a lifetime through activities, service and dialogue.
Seeds participate in competitive sports and other activities during Color Games.
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Support and Revenues:
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Less: auction related expenses
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Less: related direct costs
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Cash and cash equivalents
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liabilities and net assets: Liabilities
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Sports and dialogue form critical components of the International Camp program.
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