Ceeds of Peace 2017


Maya Soetoro-Ng, Ph.D. | Ceeds of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service

We support and build bridges between families, community leaders and educators to share resources and develop action plans to strengthen our communities and improve our children’s lives. Imagine if we were to plant these Ceeds of Peace around children and youth, and cultivate these skills in the adults who interact with them at home, in schools, and in the community, wrapping them in the practice of these skills every day?

Maya Soetoro-Ng, Ph.D. is the founder of Ceeds of Peace. She is the maternal half-sister of the 44th U.S. President Barack Obama and has a rich background in global and multicultural education. Maya currently holds the position of Director of Community Outreach and Global Learning at University of Hawai’i’s Matsunaga Institute for Peace. She has an MA in Secondary Education from New York University, and a PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Hawai‘i. Maya has taught and developed curriculum at a progressive public middle school in New York City, and has also taught at the UH Laboratory High School and La Pietra Hawai ‘i School for Girls, where she facilitated classes on world cultures, U.S. history and the constitution; and Peacemakers, a course she designed to teach the power of nonviolence. Maya worked as an Education Specialist at the East West Center, facilitating exchange between teachers in Asia and the United States.


This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 6 Nov 2017.

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