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

Targets:

1.    Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

2.    Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels

 

Activities:

  1. We train youth on alternative to violence strategies
  2. We train youth as facilitators for peace education programs
  3. We establish practice groups for non-violent conflict transformation approaches

Our Peace Education Curriculum uses the following approaches:

1.    Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP) – The program that enables participant’s deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways

2.    Turning The Tide Program – It 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) – A trauma healing approach created in Rwanda in 2003. It believes that 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) – 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

5.    Non Violent Communication (NVC) – Developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s. It is based on the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion connection and only resort to violence when do not recognize more effective strategies for meeting needs.

6.    Imago Therapy- Co-developed by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt, and documented in Hendrix’s 1988 book. It focuses on collaboratively healing childhood wounds through structured Imago dialogues. 

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