Uses of Funds:
- $350 for textbooks and workbooks
- $150 for the salary of a government English teacher
The Global Peace Exchange was started in August of 2006 as a student organization at Florida State University to coordinate and expand the service-based exchange opportunities for students throughout the world through the development of sustainable development projects. In 2008, GPE began its first project in Rwanda by funding the construction of an IT center at a home for streetchildren in Byimana, as well as partnering with Bukomero Primary School and the Universite Catholique de Kabgayi. Student volunteers work directly with these partners in addition to developing programs with university faculty. Operating under the auspices of The Claude Pepper Center for Intercultural Dialogue at Florida State University and the United Nation’s Alliance of Civilizations, GPE functions to foster the construction of a new civilization founded on mutual cooperation and understanding to support development and peace in the world.