Table of Contents
- 2017 Feb • Hayley describes a transformative experience in Indonesia
- 2016 May-Sept • Feliz Zschoche volunteers at Peace Place
- 2016 FPT-AWP activities
- 2015 June • Vidya Sutton returns to Kathmandu after the earthquakes
- 2015 April • AVP workshops in Nepal
- 2015 March • Najla Drooby’s experience at the Peace Place International Workshop
- 2015 March • Discernment workshop in Nepal
- 2015 February – March • Autumn Star shares about her trip to Indonesia
- 2015 Feb • Autumn Star returns to Indonesia
- 2015 FPT-AWP activities
- 2014 September • English Classes with students at Raudlatul Falah, an Islamic high school in Java
- 2014 April • Philippines Peace Team Travel Log
- 2014 March – April • Indonesia Peace Team Travel Log
- 2014 • Indonesia Peace Team, Vydia Sutton
- New Generation of Barak Induk Team
- 2014 February • Indonesia Peace Team Travel Log
- 2013 December • Nepal Peace Team Travel Log
- Friends’ work continues
- 2013 October • Philippines Peace Team Travel Log
- 2013 Peace Team to Indonesia – Blaze Nowara, Christopher Hughes, Ludwig Bon Quirog
- 2013 Jun – Jul • Indonesia Peace Team Travel Log
- Never Underestimate the Power of a Few People — Growth Always Comes from Small Sprouts!
- 2013 Feb • Indonesia Peace Team
- Training Facilitators for AVP Workshops in Refugee Camps in Eastern Nepal
- Opening of the Taman Bermain Buemoe Ubeut (Small Earth Playground) Preschool in Langsa
- Community Noticing Improvement in Joglo Preschool Students’ Behavior
- Struggles in the Lhotshampa Refugee Camps
- Supporting AVP Facilitators in Nepal
- Yuyun’s Artist Scholarship
- 2012 • Indonesia Peace Team, John Michaelis
- 2012 • Extended Service, Kristina Blank
- 2012 Jan • Indonesia, Joe Dosch
- Norway, July 2011 • Team Member, Terese Longva Returns Home to Terror
- DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLLS!
- All in a day’s work
- 2011 • Extended Service, Esther Buckwalter
- Peace is Possible!!!
- We did it! Indonesians run AVP basic workshop in East Aceh
- 2007 Jan • Indonesia Peace Team, Jakarta
- 2007 Jan • Indonesia Peace Team, N Sumatra
- 2007 Jan • Indonesia Peace Team, Aceh
- An Adventure in Indonesia, Stephen S. Haynes February 2007 unpublished article.
DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLLS!
Article original printed in The Alfred Sun
It’s true. Many Hands + Generous Hearts = Happy Smiles. Once again, a community-wide response to an appeal to assist with a special project was wonderfully spontaneous and fun. The Dolls for Indonesia Campaign to benefit Friends Peace Teams-Indonesia Initiative was a great success. A grand total of 306 dolls, now settling into their new homes in schools across Indonesia, were packed to overflowing in four suitcases that had to be “sat on” in order to securely zip them closed.
Before their departure, dolls galore were scrunched together in “Nadine’s Suitcase” in the front window of Jeanne Hyland’s Hair Care on Main Street, Alfred, NY as well as snuggled closely on every available shelf, and tucked high and low in to every little nook and cranny inside the shop. Boy dolls and girl dolls; dolls with light skin, golden skin, and dark skin; dolls with red, brown, purple, green, and black hair; dolls dressed with sports logos, gingham checks, satins, and plaids; dolls accessorized with shorts, shoes, flowers, ribbons, and bows.
Montessori pre-schoolers, Alfred-Almond Girl Scouts, ladies from Updyke’s Willow Ridge Quality Care Facility, ASC & AU college students, Andover high school students, youngsters from the Alfred Friends, and individual community members of every age and occupation from Andover, Arkport, Hornell, Alfred, Almond, and beyond, as well as those who gave anonymously, are just a few who added their energy, love, and Spirit. The bright and colorful array of dolls with cheerful, happy smiling faces, whether hand-stitched, machine-embroidered or painted, offered a delightful glimpse of their individual creator’s imagination and artistic talents.
Also invaluable were the generous contributions of cash from those who could not sew, and from those with a sweet tooth who purchased baked goods. Monetary donations are always needed, welcomed, and appreciated. Your continuing generosity will help furnish the schools with basic early childhood/developmental play accessories such as crayons, legos, wooden blocks, wooden beads to lace, and powdered paint; and teaching manuals for the teachers and parents. To assist Nadine Hoover with these projects please make checks payable to: Friends Peace Teams, 1001 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104, Memo line: Indonesia/Dolls for Schools.