Kingston, RI- February 17, 2017 – This year, the Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies will be traveling with a group of 10 students to Nepal for a twelve day long excursion through the beautiful mountains and terrain of the Asian country. The group will be leaving on March 9 and will be returning on March 20.
Last year, the Center was unable to complete this annual trip due to an earthquake that ravaged the small country which lays between the Himalayas and China, and India on the southern coast. The tragedy affected the Kathmandu Early Childhood Development Butterfly Home that the Center usually visits during their trip. The trip coordinator, Paul Bueno de Mesquita, is looking forward to seeing the new facility that was built in the past year.
During their time in Nepal, the students will complete workshops for the Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Training, a course offered at the University of Rhode Island.
Nepal has a rich culture that will provide students with an amazing opportunity to experience a new and diverse atmosphere while experiencing the Nepalese way of life.