S.E.A. PEACE AMBASSADORS VISIT THE CONGO
S.E.A. PEACE AMBASSADORS VISIT THE CONGO14-Sep-2012
This June S.E.A. Peace Ambassadors traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to meet with local youth and discuss strategies to export peace rather than violence. Invited by Dr. Mutombo Nukulu_ N’Sengha, a native Congolese who's a U.S. Citizen and professor at Cal State Northridge, the ambassadors were motivated by his passion to bring peace and justice to his country.
The trip offered opportunities for ambassadors to learn about the Congo, its people, rich history and culture, but also to learn what happens to a country when it is colonized and exploited for its material riches. The trip's hands-on approach turned young ambassadors into global citizens.
“The Congo was a life changing experience for me. I learned to appreciate other cultures, but most importantly to appreciate my own. The poorest person in America is still much better off than an average person in the Congo. But as bad as they have it, they still manage to get by and face their daily struggles with grace,” said S.E.A. Peace Ambassador, Flor Gonzalez.
For more information about the Youth Peace Movement contact Sr. Ines Telles at 213.480.4200 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.