People to People International
Ekvalis undertakes the coordination of People to People International Skopje- Community Chapter. This is a non formal group of citizens, mainly students, who are part of the international network and organisation (www.ptpi.org) founded in 1956 by American President Dwight D. Eisenhower. All volunteers in this group are dedicated to promoting peace through understanding with organising cultural, humanitarian and educational events that are also in line with Ekvalis’s mission and vision. The non formal group in Skopje started to operate in 2013.
President Eisenhower’s belief that “peaceful relations between nations requires understanding and mutual respect between individuals” is as relevant today as when he first envisioned our organization nearly six decades ago. Today, this mission continues to resonate with members across the globe, yet we are ever changing in our quest to provide expanded opportunities that engage a new generation of globally minded citizens.
People to People International (PTPI) creates lasting cross-cultural connections between everyday citizens around the world to help them explore global issues, serve and enrich their diverse communities, and become more effective leaders in creating a more peaceful world.
PTPI’s MISSION is to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures.
PTPI’s VISION is that a cross-cultural network of engaged and knowledgeable everyday citizen leaders will be an active force in creating and sustaining a more peaceful world.
With a presence in more than 160 countries, PTPI participation knows no boundaries as members and friends work together to foster cross-cultural understanding in order to be an active force in creating and sustaining a more peaceful world.