Category: PEPY News

Posted on: August 20, 2007 Posted by: PEPY Comments: 0

PEPY President Finalist in Cartier Competition

Congrats to our Executive Director Daniela Papi, who will be going to France as a finalist in the Cartier Women’s Initiative business plan competition! She was chosen for her approach to sustainable tourism through PEPY Tours. She is one of 15 finalists worldwide in the contest which concludes October 11, …

Posted on: August 3, 2007 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

PEPY Fundraising Events in Japan

PEPY fundraising events have taken place around the world, from a student organized stuffed animal auction in Minnesota to a community concert in rural Japan. Please feel free to let us know about great events or opportunities that PEPY can publicize here!

Below are some on-going and featured PEPY fundraising events which also happen to be tons of fun!  Sign up, have a good time, and support our work. There is nothing like having fun in the name of a good cause!

Posted on: June 15, 2007 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

JET and The PEPY Friends School

A group of JETs traveled to Cambodia with PEPY in 2006 and left determined to raise enough money for a new PEPY school. The group raised over $20,000 to fund the project and returned one-year later in March of 2007 to celebrate the opening of the PEPY Friends School in …

Posted on: June 3, 2007 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

What’s JET Got to Do With It?

In 2004, two participants on JET hatched an idea to fundraise for the construction of a school in rural Cambodia. Their fundraising project, the PEPY Ride, consisted of a cross Cambodia bicycle ride, which stopped along the way at schools and orphanages to teach environmental lessons. To kick off the …

Posted on: May 31, 2007 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Reflections from Natalie Dushney, Golden Week May 2007 Trip Leader

It has been a year and a half since the genesis of our PEPY tours and though each of the ride and volunteer trips are unique, they share some similar aspects from volunteering or riding to visiting historical and cultural sites and temples.  We have all witnessed how unbelievably loving …

Posted on: January 19, 2007 Posted by: Maryann Comments: 0

January 12th — RDIC

I think our entire team has a new definition of the word hero — Mickey Sampson. I wasn’t expecting my first hero to look so disarmingly normal, with a shallow southern accent, plain clothes, and a laid-back way of talking to us like we were already friends. Though he has …