For a week in July, these teens and staff members gathered for a camp directed and sponsored by This Child Here. I believe only their words and their pictures can describe what happened at the summer camp for students who have graduated from the School for Creative Peacemaking. I don't know how it happens, but every time in my head there are thoughts about the school of peacekeeping, about people who create atmosphere and program, about young peacekeepers - I'm inspired.
These images come from the Peace Camp near Odessa, Ukraine, designed, directed and funded by This Child Here. Participating families are Internally Displaced Persons who live not far from the war in eastern Ukraine. We started four years ago with the idea of helping kids, then decided if we were to help kids, we needed to help the families. These photos give you a snapshot into the activities of this camp: above teens jump at sunset near the Black Sea, below, a boy makes a