Foto’s Blog: Peace begins with a Smile-Salute to Sargent Shriver

Jan 24, 2011   //   Costa Rica, Foto's Blog, Kenya  //  Comments Off on Foto’s Blog: Peace begins with a Smile-Salute to Sargent Shriver

PeaceCorps Phodographers in Costa Rica and Kenya, 2009

PeaceCorps volunteers have been venturing out in the world since 1961 when Sargent Shriver first organized the program to send Americans into the developing world with the mandate to ‚Äúpromote world peace and friendship”. In 1981 he said

The cure is care. Caring for others is the practice of peace. Caring becomes as important as curing. Caring produces the cure, not the reverse. Peace doesn’t not come through strength, strength comes through peace.

May Dog Meets World in it’s own small way, be a seed of peace. One PeaceCorp volunteer said “Thank you Dog Meets World for giving purpose to my Peace Corps service. Through DMW, I not only distributed photographs. I also brought a service to the people my communities. I showed them that I see them.”

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Praise for DMW

"Participating in Dog Meets World was a truly magical experience, bringing joy and wonderment to all I met."

John Carr, Phodographer across South America

"Dog Meets World unleashes the power of photography as a diplomatic and personal tool in building connections among the people of the world. It embeds a memory in photographer and subject alike."

Prof. Patrick Fleming, Fulbright scholar & Phodographer Cambodia & Kyrgzystan

"You will never know just how important that photo will be long after it is taken and given."

Delores Barr Weaver, co-owner Jacksonville Jaguars

"Dog Meets World went over fabulously in my village. It is a perfect option for Peace Corps volunteers like myself. I like the Foto dog mascot, kids like it, and it is a representation of the peace and the ideas of the project."

Kristen Woodruff, Phodographer Costa Rica

"The kids are absolutely loving Dog Meets World. For a majority, these were the first images of themselves that they have ever owned."

Marti Johnson, Phodographer Uganda