We are an extremely efficient non-profit due to volunteers. Most of our work is
in Africa which means the money we do spend goes very far.
You may wonder how it is possible that year after year we deliver so much with
so little. The above pie chart tells the story and is supplemented with four
2011 bullet points.
Dr. Tom King summed up our
work with "It's as though America
received a heart transplant, its new heart installed in Davis, California,
and given a name: Teach Peace."
Teach Peace Foundation IRS filings and financials are available in the
About Us section of the website.
We do something few non-profits do and is the reason many people support our
work. We combine acts of kindness to end the cycle of poverty with the
education needed to identify the root causes of poverty. When organizations
are silent about the root causes to the problems they are trying to solve
(e.g., the planned economic exploitation in Africa to advance a one-world
government), they serve to promote injustice that is literally mass
murdering children. The Teach Peace Foundation can never be part of any
action that violates the Ten Commandments. Our answer to our enemies is to
use the pen to expose evil and return hostility with acts of kindness.
2011 Core Changes and 2012 Success Plan
In early 2011 the board reviewed our vision, missions and core values. As a
result, core changes to the Teach Peace Foundation were approved on April 30,
changes resulted from looking at the reason people were donating time and money
to the Teach Peace Foundation. As we started 2011 none of the board members
could clearly predict what we would learn from our introspection. We learned
that over the last several years we become an organization with 100% of the
people volunteering time who were Christians and almost the same percentage of
people who were donating money. To be transparent to our 3,305 members, we
shared this information so that people could make decisions based on
what Teach Peace is in 2011 instead of what Teach Peace was in 2010.
To promote that we are a Christ-centered organization, we are
making the following message available on the Teach Peace Foundation homepage
for the duration of 2012. "We offer life-changing education and acts of
kindness! On August 30, 2011 the board made core changes to the Teach Peace
Foundation, including writing the new
Vision and Core Values and
launching the program
In a sentence our focus for 2012 is exposing the root causes
of poverty while simultaneously helping the disabled in Liberia, Africa live
with dignity. Another way we say this is to reach peace, we teach peace! Click here to access our 2012 Success Plan.
Danik Daniels, a businessman in Canada and participant in the 2010 Liberia trip,
was asked to join the board of directors. Danik accepted our invitation and we
now benefit from his tremendous life experiences bringing a special expertise on
poverty issues in India.
The Special Ambassadors
program is dedicated to providing disabled, poverty-stricken children in
third-world countries with care, love and the basics needed to allow them to
survive and live with dignity. Due to the continual presence of native, on-site
staff, this program has a primary focus on providing care for the handicapped
children of Liberia, Africa.
The Special Ambassadors program has
two primary dimensions:
To provide the poor, handicapped
children of Liberia with the basics needed to live with dignity. These include:
Toiletries (e.g. toothpaste, toothbrushes,
Special Equipment (e.g. wheelchairs,
Education & School Supplies (pens, pencils,
2. To educate
the parents/guardians of handicapped children in Liberia as well as local people
that these children are not “witched” or cursed and can succeed like “normal”
children if, instead of abandoning them, they give them their love and
Africa 2011 Trip
Carmen Cueto led the 2011 Liberia, Africa trip. She organized students at Seattle
University making this life-changing experience possible for the 14 people that
participated. In 2010, Carmen participated in a Teach Peace Foundation trip to
the Holocaust Museum (available online at
www.teachpeace.com/wecantforgettheholocaust.htm) and our service learning
trip to Ethiopia and Liberia.
The feedback over the years from trip participants explains how a single
volunteer experience is literally life-changing. Trip participant endorsements from prior trips are
Click here to
read about trip participant experiences.
Annual Awards Program
Each year we recognize special contributors for peace and justice.
For 2012, we accept
until August 1, 2012. The dinner portion of this program, in past years offered
in September, is not funded for 2012 which means unless funding surfaces, awards
will be mailed.
Green Dignity program is global stewardship in action that
'recycles a smile.' The program encourages schools and communities to replace
plastic bags with reusable fabric bags called Green Dignity bags. When people
buy the Green Dignity bag they help the environment, because one Green Dignity
bag can save a person from using more than 1,000 plastic bags.
The name of the micro-business is Green Dignity because we replace plastic bags
with reusable bags and in the process generate profits to enable orphans to live
Green Dignity micro-business has three basic parts:
1. Staff members at an orphanage, with some of the older children, make reusable
bags using attractive local fabrics. The bags range from a simple produce bag to
a basic grocery shopping bag and a fancy bag. The fancy bag has the best fabric
and includes a pouch for a water bottle, a produce bag, a key clip holder and an
attached zipper wallet.
2. Students learn about being good global stewards and educate members of the
community on the benefits of becoming a plastic bag-free school.
3. The students develop business skills as they help raise awareness for
environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic bags and fulfill Green Dignity
Global Stewardship with Dr. Seuss
Global stewardship education and training helps students learn about sustainable
living and how to make smart choices. The
Dr. Seuss online portion of our global stewardship program is available free
Month-by-month explanations of our work are provided in our newsletters.
One of the major subjects we covered is the
Global Nuclear Disaster that started in Fukushima on March 11, 2011. While
the U.S. and Japanese governments provided multiple false reports in their
effort to downplay this global disaster, our reporting on what happened in
Fukushima has proven to be consistently accurate.
Peace be with you,