I am Hossam Hamdy - an Egyptian scout , who has worked with scouting4peace international foundation
Since its establishment in 2007, Scouting4Peace Foundation has united both scouts and non-scouts in the name of worldwide peace and understanding. Scouting4Peace Foundation produces events and youth programs, which instruct participants in subjects related to peace, responsibility, and the environment. Members also share their cultures and experiences with one another through international discussion on our website, Scouting4Peace.org. By fostering empathy, knowledge, tolerance and a global conscience within young people, we hope to give youth the qualities necessary to create a more peaceful and clean world.
Scouting4Peace began in 2007 as an online community for youth and scouts to gather and share their opinions on peace and the environment. The brainchild of Tarek Y Aziz, an Egyptian scoutmaster, Scouting4Peace has connected over 4500 scouts and young people on its website, Scouting4Peace.org.
Scouting4Peace Foundation's vision later expanded to include its International Peace Club program, which includes 27 clubs that work for our mission in countries around the globe. The Foundation also began holding events and gatherings that raise awareness about non-violence and the natural world. Members organize online peace concerts, plant trees, and form lasting friendships. Most importantly, they form something larger—Scouting4Peace Foundation, the world’s first international scout family.
In December 2010, Scouting4Peace Foundation held its first international camp in Egypt, Together for Peace. This week-long peace gathering included participants from 9 different countries worldwide, who joined together to send a message of peace to the world. Campers brought the mission of the Foundation to life with Scouting activities, cultural and historical tours, and service. More information about Together for Peace can be found here.
Scouting4Peace Foundation plans to develop programs in various charitable fields. These fields include:
- Friendship between nations
- Mother and child care
- Family care
- Culture, Scientific, and Environmental actions
- Special Needs care
- Care for street children
- Environmental education and protection
- Family economic development
- Human resource education
- Human and youth rights
We will utilize youth and scout involvement in order to work in each one of these fields. By using youth volunteers to help plan, fund, and carry out projects in these fields, we aim to both contribute to these fields and educate our volunteers.
Scouting4Peace Foundation also plans to expand the role of its international peace clubs. We will also develop a system whereby peace clubs will receive up-to-date information on current Scouting4Peace events and projects, as well as ideas for projects of their own.