IPP by the Sea: An eye opening experience in Egypt

Historically, most of the CISV programs have been designed for youth (ages 11 to 19). These children and teenagers travel, typically in delegations of four, from their own cities and countries to an international camp-based program. They act as ambassadors from their countries and experience a leadership and education focused program with other delegates from around the world. All of these programs, the local organizations, and the national associations are run by a committed group of adults who volunteer their time to create these memorable experiences for the participants. But, in the early 2000s, a program just for adults was launched.

The IPP (International People’s Project) was established and programs under this umbrella are run in an average of 8 countries each year for two to three weeks at a time. Each initiative is hosted by a CISV chapter and open for up to 25 participants, ages 19 and up, from different parts of the world. From December 28, 2018 to January 18, 2019, CISV Egypt hosted its 7th IPP program and welcomed 22 adults from 12 countries to embark on a series of projects to promote education, conservation, and sustainability in the Red Sea.

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