Saturday, December 24, 2011

Inspiration is universal

"Everyone smiles in the same language"

Check out more of the pictures of Jeb and Caitlin in India on Peace Pandemic's Facebook page!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Coming home

After an amazing couple of weeks in India, Jeb and Caitlin are returning home to Colorado!

Blog posts and more pictures from Jeb and Caitlin will be coming soon!

Peace Pandemic extends a HUGE thank you to everyone who made this trip possible.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Finding inspiration in India

"All I've seen is passion - a passion for life and a passion for football" - Jeb
A great video interview from CNN-IBN with Jeb and Caitlin:

"Hold onto your dreams, keep that passion"

A video from Jeb and Caitlin:

On a personal level, watching that last video has inspired me beyond belief. Seeing the looks of joy and happiness on the faces of those kids leaves me speechless. 
Jeb wrote to me in an email describing just how amazing these people are and how they value and appreciate the smallest things. 

This video and the efforts from Jeb and Caitlin here bring me nearly to tears - Jeb told me that if he and Caitlin could have an impact on one person, if they can get their message across to just one - then they have accomplished something.

I fully agree with them - but at this point, I think they've reached more than one.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chak de India!

"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." ~Bill Gates

Peace is all about Inspiration

They say pictures are worth a thousand words... So here are a few from out here in India that we would like to share! Peace is about Inspiring ACTION instead of speculative teaching.

This is how Football should be played!

Jeb kicking the ball around before 5:30 a.m. training in Jharkhand.


Caitlin consulting girls and boys individually with health concerns.

Boys and Girls from Yuwa as the sunsets on training.

“You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world.” ~Woodrow Wilson

Monday, December 12, 2011

A medium for peace

Hi everyone!
I received an email from Jeb today with updates!

Although he couldn't possibly sum up his experience thus far with an email, he did mention the words crazy, amazing, fascinating, rewarding, inspiring, and phenomenal.

One of the pitches Jeb played on in East Delhi.

"The stories and the people are incredible - they leave me speechless each and every day."

Here are just a few highlights so far from his trip, Jeb will soon be writing up a post!

Jeb meeting with Kaushul Das - General Secretary of the AIFF (All India Football Federation)

 Pictures with footballers from IYSA (India Youth Soccer Association)

Jeb's wonderful girlfriend Caitlin Phelan has been speaking to the boys and girls at the end of each soccer session regarding health and disease. She's also taken on the role of photographer!

Caitling with some of the boys and girls from camp!

Stay tuned for more pictures and stories!
Jeb and Caitlin with the kids.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bend it like Brovsky

Jeb is in India!!!
Stay tuned for pictures and updates very soon!

For now, check out these great articles about his trip:

"Rukka girls to bend it like Brovsky"

An article about the work Jeb and Peace Pandemic will be doing with young girls from the Rukka village in India.

"Football gives them confidence and a safe social environment"

In Rukka Jeb will be working with Yuwa, a "social outfit" used to challenge gender inequality. Yuwa works concurrently with the goals of Peace Pandemic to use team sport as a powerful outlet to promote health education and improved livelihoods amongst young women.

"If it moves kick it; if it doesn't, kick it till it moves."

- Kathryn