Ken Hannaford-Ricardi

Ken Hannaford-Ricardi has been representing Voices for Creative Nonviolence ( as a guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul.


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Sunday, January 21, 2018
The Kids the World Forgot
I spent much of yesterday with some kids the world forgot. Young, remarkably sturdy and resilient, they can often be naïve and almost willfully gullible. They inhabit a world that delights in tripping them up and watching them fall. They are Kabul’s Street Kids. Every Friday morning, roughly 100 of...
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As I was departing from my first visit here, a 15 year-old friend said, “Goodbye, Mr. Ken. You are very brave to come here.” “No,” I replied. “You are the brave one. I can go home. You live here.”(Photo: VCNC) Views
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Death at the Gate
The number of visitors passing through the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ (APVs’) Borderfree Nonviolence Community Center in Kabul is incredible. Each afternoon, nearly sixty high-school-age students attend free classes to prepare them for the rigorous KanKor test, required of every Afghan desiring to...
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