The Peace Education Programme (Developed and endorsed by UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF and INEE) teaches the skills and values associated with peaceful behaviours. The programme is designed to enable and encourage people to think constructively about issues, both physical and social and to develop constructive attitudes towards living together and solving problems that arise in their communities through peaceful means. The programme allows the learners to practice these skills and helps them discover the benefits for themselves so that they psychologically ‘own’ the skills and behaviours.

To ensure that it is a viable programme, it is essential that peace education is not a ‘one-off’ initiative but rather a well structured and sustained programme. None of us learns these behaviours instantly and if programmes to change or develop behaviours are to succeed, they must be both activity based and sustained through a structured and sustained programme.

Objectives:

  • To create constructive behaviours for dealing with problems so as to minimise or eliminate conflict.
  • To reduce conflict and negative behaviour that may contribute to conflict.

The curriculum/ program is designed to be implemented:

  • Independently

This curriculum/program primarily focuses on:

  • Peace, nonviolence, conflict transformation

Group size works best for the curriculum/program:

  • Small classroom (12-20 people)

Age range the curriculum/program is aimed towards:

  • Lifelong Learners / Adult Education

Time frame of instruction:

  • Weekend retreat/ camp
Language of instruction/curriculum: 
  • English
  • French
  • Arabic

 Monetary Program Fee?

  • No cost program

Instruction qualifications:

  • Trained volunteer

Curriculum Contact Person if Rotarians wish to know more: