Peace Education

Peace Education Project seeks to help individuals acquire the values, knowledge, develop attitudes, skills, and behaviors to live in harmony with one self, others and with the natural environment.
Peace Ambassadors Integration Organisation is working to expand Peace Education Programs, to reach a wider audience for effective peaceful coexistence. These programs have been known to help participants discover their own inner resources – innate tools for living such as inner choice, hope and the possibility of personal peace.

The objectives of this project through peace programs are to:
a. Create a more peaceful and Violence free country and continent.
b. Develop and implement Peace education programs in learning institutions
c. To train educators and peace facilitators who will in turn use their knowledge and expertise in pursuit of Peace Education

The programs we use in our quest for peace education include:

1. Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP) – This is a training programme enabling participants deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways.

2. Turning The Tide Program – Whose objectives are to explore violence and nonviolence within the context of social justice campaign. It also works to explore power, how change happens and prepare for effective nonviolent action. It aims at exploring knowledge and understanding of violence and nonviolence.

3. Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) -Which is a of trauma healing approach created in Rwanda in 2003.
HROC is based on the principles that:
-In every person, there is some good.
-Each person and society has the inner capacity to heal, and an inherent intuition of how to recover from trauma.
-Both victims and perpetrators of violence can experience trauma and its after effects.
-Healing from trauma requires that a person’s inner good and wisdom is sought and shared with others. It is through this effort that trust can begin to be restored.
-The violence in African Great Lakes region has been experienced at both a personal level and also at a community level. Therefore, efforts to heal and rebuild the country must also happen at both the individual and communal level.
-Healing from trauma and building peace between groups are deeply connected, therefore trauma healing and peace- building efforts must happen simultaneously.

4. Help Increase Peace Program, (HIPP) – Which is a participatory, experiential program developed by AFSC in 1991 to address issues of interpersonal violence, prejudice and injustice with participants of all ages, with a focus on middle and high school aged youth.

Pak members in an AVP session
Trust exercise, 'Healing and Rebuilding Our Community training'
Pak members in an NVC session