San Pedro de Atacama, II Region, Chile
"Play for Peace activities not only focus on social skills useful for personal development but can also enhance teaching curriculum as well as harmony and equilibrium among social classes and with the environment." Ricki is a geologist and adventure education guide from the United States currently living in Chile. She worked with groups of youth for over three years in China developing and guiding home-stay and adventure programs. In Chile, she founded a non-profit organization called Pañña Vision. Pañña Vision is dedicated to leading workshops and exchange programs designed to promoting personal identity and empowering communities for continued education, improved environmental management practices and development of sustainable technologies with accessible materials. Ricki works mostly with indigenous youth groups in the Americas promoting ancestral knowledge parallel to modern and scientific concepts.