In 1998, Seeds of Peace expanded for the first time, bringing together young leaders from the divided island of Cyprus, along with smaller delegations from Greece and Turkey. Greek and Turkish Cypriots, living on opposite sides of the Green Line, met for the fist time at the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine. Once home, they developed bicommunal projects to continue building bridges between their communities.
The Cyprus program is now closed, having graduated over 250 Seeds.
“Our common ambition to see Cyprus in peace, our common love for our island, our friendships that are being developed, are what makes us carry on, overcoming obstacles and finding new ways to build peace.” —Anna (Cypriot Seed)