Saudi Arabia: Center of the World

Discover the rich culture and fast pace modernization of Saudi Arabia through the lens of Saudi National, Mohammed Al Hajjar and his wife, Aisha. Mohammed is a #Saudi businessman who completed his college studies in America. Aisha is an American convert to Islam who lived as an expatriate in Saudi Arabia for many years. Together

Support RISE Today!

December 2021 Warm greetings to members and friends!  We wish to share an update with you on a very important initiative.  People to People of Delaware is helping refugees from Afghanistan start a new life right here in Delaware! President Biden assigned our former governor, Jack Markell, the responsibility of overseeing the resettlement of Afghan

Refugee Resettlement

Refugee ResettlementFrom Afghanistan to Delaware Emily Griffith, Volunteer Coordinator for Jewish Family Services, will speak about the statewide Afghani refugee resettlement initiative. She will talk about Jewish Family Services’ role and how individuals can volunteer to help the families coming into our state as well as how an organization might sponsor a refugee family in

EVENT: September 29 – BANGLADESH, From “Basketcase” to “Asian Tiger”

September 29 – BANGLADESH, From“Basketcase” to “Asian Tiger” Dear Board, Advisors, Members, and Friends, It is my pleasure to invite you to a very exciting, virtual presentation on Bangladesh as around the world thepeople of Bangladeshi origin celebrate the 50th anniversary of their country with pride. Saleem Khan, MDCo-President Please registerat for this free

2021 PTPDE Youth Art Event

People to People Delaware Chapter provided a two day art workshop at the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware using the theme Unite for Justice, Unite for Peace.  The theme was created to reflect our nation’s reckoning with social justice issues.  Ms. Eunice Lafate, award winning artist, helped the students translate their ideas into visual concepts to

Donations for Haiti

Donations for Haiti The people of Haiti have again suffered from an earthquake.  Several months ago People to People Delaware sponsored a fun cooking/cultural program on Haiti given by Danielle Francois.  Unfortunately, Danielle’s family is from a mountain village that has been devastated by this earthquake.  She has given us a link that we can access that

Host a World Scholar!

Host a World Scholar! Dear Members and Friends of People to People Delaware, One of the most exciting aspects of our organization is the chance to meet with people around the globe. We are being offered a wonderful opportunity by Daniel C. Bottomley, PhD, Director of Public Diplomacy & Global Initiatives in the Department of

Annual PTPDE Meeting-Wednesday June 23, 2021 at 6:30pm

Dear Saleem and Sabira, The Annual PTPDE Meeting on Wednesday June 23, 2021 at 6:30pm will be on ZOOM this year. You may read the nomination slate of officers and board at THIS LINK and vote online or at the Zoom meeting. We will not have our normal annual dinner, meeting and program this year. The purpose

Circles of Understanding: Haiti- June 13th- 6-7pm

  Circles of Understanding: Haiti Are you ready to learn about the fascinating cuisine of Haiti during our next Circle of Understanding? Haitian food is a unique creole cuisine which has African and French influences.  Danielle Francois will be our guide as she demonstrates some of her favorite foods! Join us for this culinary treat!

In Memoriam: Hugh J. Kelly

Dear Members and Friends of PTPDE, Hugh Kelly was involved with our Chapter for many years often serving on our Board and offering his advice when needed for legal matters.  Hugh loved meeting people and that is why an organization such as People to People was a perfect match for his warm personality, inviting smile

Peace Corps Volunteers February 11th, 2021- 6pm-7:30pm

Peace Corps Volunteers Join us February 11th, 2021- 6pm-7:30pm Join Return Peace Corps Volunteers sharing their service.  Register Today: HERE   Return peace corps volunteers share how they impacted the communities they shared during their service and how one can do the same. Printable Version of Flyer    

CIRCLE OF UNDERSTANDING: SWITZERLAND- January 10, 2021 – 2pm to 3pm

CIRCLE OF UNDERSTANDING: SWITZERLAND January 10, 2021 – 2pm to 3pm Register Here View Flyer Here   Members of People to People International (PTPI) in Switzerland will talk about what is happening in their country and how they have been impacted as musicians during the closure of almost all musical events.


YOU ARE INVITED!!   MEET AND GREET   Sunday, NOVEMBER 29th, 2020   4:30 PM ZOOM EVENT!       YOU ARE INVITED TO A PTPDE MEET AND GREETZOOM EVENT! Sunday, NOVEMBER 29th, 4:30 PM YOU are important to us! Let’s have some fun together and talk about your ideas for programs and projects! [You

November Membership Letter from Membership Chair: Sharon Cooper

  A LETTER FROM SHARON COOPER  MEMBERSHIP CHAIR  To Our Members and Friends of People to People Delaware,  We hope this letter finds you safe and well.  As we move into the Fall and the holiday season, it is a time to reflect on gratitude. The change of seasons brings natural beauty in many forms.

Connections Covid 19: Focus Africa September 9th @ 6:00 pm

Join for Connections Covid 19: Focus Africa Learn how global Friends of People to People Delaware Chapter manage to stay in touch by use of technology. Today we are all affected by Covid-19 corona virus. This program will bring together panelists to share experiences and projects affecting themselves and their communities in Togo, Benin, Ghana,

Tajikistan: Circles of Understanding September 15 @ 7:00 pm

Join for Tajikistan: Circles of Understanding Please join People to People Delaware via Zoom to learn about the country of Tajikistan located in Central Asia, formerly the Soviet Union. The program will be presented by Layokat (Kate) Rasulova. ABOUT THE PRESENTER Kate is originally from Tajikistan. She moved to the US in 2007 and became

Save the Date: Upcoming September Events


A Message from your new Executive Director

  Greetings, Recently I was named the new Executive Director of PTPDE. This is indeed an honor to be involved with this worthwhile non-profit organization. Our mission of PTPi Delaware Chapter is to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational,cultural and humanitarian activities through the exchange of ideas and experiences among people of different countries

Virtual Zoom Session: “The Cultural Dividend” June 10th 6-7pm

The Culture Dividend  Culture totally affects the way we communicate with each other. Yet, more often than not, the beliefs, values and assumptions that form the basis of our own culture are mostly hidden to us. These factors become apparent to other people through our behavior. And, they shape the behavior of a group which

A Message from your Membership Chair

May 12, 2020     Dear Friends,   Our thoughts are with all of our People to People Delaware friends and membership during this challenging time with the coronavirus and sheltering in place.  We hope you are safe and healthy.  Given the current situation PTPDE will be offering some programs on Zoom.  Look for an

Announcement from your Executive Director, regarding COVID-19

  Dear PTPDE Members and other Citizens,   We hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy.  Below are some ways that you can find out information and help fellow citizens of our global community.      Keep your family and community safe with these guidelines: Center for Disease Control Delaware Public Health Johns

Circle of Understanding: Lithuania- March 29th 3-4:30pm-Bear Library-POSTPONED

Indefinite Postponement of the Circle of Understanding: Lithuania Then and Now People to People Delaware is announcing that the March 29th Circle of Understanding on Lithuania is now being indefinitely postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus.  We look forward to offering this event later in the year and hope to see many of you

Kim Burdick, Executive Director is retiring December 31, 2019

About: Fondly known as “Mrs. History,” Kim Burdick is one of Delaware’s best-known communicators. In 2008, she was named Chevalier l’Ordre des Palmes académiques by the French government for her work commemorating French assistance in the American Revolution. In demand as a speaker and consultant on history and historic preservation issues, Kim’s recent book, Revolutionary

Free Event: Colleen Connects us with Kenya 🌍 Tuesday afternoon 2/26th 2:30-4:30 in the afternoon Posted on:

#Kenyaconnection Stories from Kenya come alive at Newark Free Library Get even better connected to the work you help Water is Life Kenya accomplish by attending our #Kenyaconnection storytelling event. Colleen Leithren, WILK’s US Director, travels home to Newark to share what she has discovered from a month of meeting community members, hearing their powerful

National United Nations Day with Pamela Falk was a Great Success!

Thanks to all who helped and participated October 24.  Special thanks to PtPDE’s Anna White, Michael Lynch, Annette Fletcher & Sharon Cooper; World Trade Center Delaware’s Carla Stone, and Delaware Press Association’s Katherine Ward!  Photos by Michael Lynch.

United Nations Day Dinner!

6:00 pm. Wed, October 24, 2018 Dinner $30 per person. Cash Bar. Program at 7:30 p.m. CELEBRATE UNITED NATIONS DAY at Ed Oliver Golf Club, Wilmington, DE! Special Guest Speaker: PAMELA FALK, ESQ. CBS NEWS Foreign Affairs Analyst  – UN Headquarters in New York Please RSVP by October 16: Send dinner check to People to

Join us in Kent & Sussex Counties for Peace Week Presentations by Ivan Thomas! September 20 & 23, 2018.

People to People Delaware’s Peace Week Programs in Kent & Sussex County Will Feature IVAN THOMAS Peace Week Delaware [September 15-23] is part of a national movement commemorating International Peace Day (September 21) and the efforts of the United Nations to achieve international harmony. This year 85 events across the state have been registered as

Floyd Ho Honored

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO: LOCAL MEDIA Contact: KIM BURDICK, DPA-COA 2017. Executive Director, People to People Delaware. RE: People to People Delaware Cordially Invites the Public to its Annual Meeting, Wed June 13 Special Guests include Merrill Eisenhower Atwater & Ivan Thomas. Floyd Ho to be honored. Today’s Date: May 29, 2018 Links: Facebook:

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