Peace Education Project

PEACE EDUCATION PROJECT

Preventing violence through youth education

The Insight Peace Education Project champions the prevention of violence by providing conflict resolution education to primary schoolchildren and their communities. With the strategic coordination of local leaders, state officials and international stakeholders, the project presents an innovative approach to a visionary goal: give every child on Earth the tools to create peace.

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Number of Schools

8300

Number of Students

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Our Mission

The mission of the Insight Peace Education Project is to advance the prevention of violence worldwide through youth education.

We achieve our mission by collaborating with communities and state officials to develop and standardize peace education curricula in primary schools around the world. Our programs provide children with locally-led, context-specific lessons in cooperation, diversity, communication and nonviolence. These learning experiences equip children with the foundation they need to promote peace as they become adult members of their societies. By involving parents, teachers, state actors and grassroots organizations, we take a comprehensive approach to ending violence through one of the most visionary and sustainable means possible: youth education.

Our Approach

Innovation in Prevention

Standard attempts to address violence are too often reactionary, initiated once violence has already broken out. Insight is committed to moving from a culture of reaction to one of prevention. Our priority is to stop future violence by providing children with lessons in their early development stages that promote peace with regularity, creativity and innovation.

 

Local Ownership

We strongly believe in the power of local leaders and home-grown development initiatives. We mindfully avoid the exportation of foreign models to local communities and emphasize local decision-making. Programs will only be successful if local communities have authority and ownership over peace education development and implementation.

International Collaboration

We live in an increasingly interdependent global community. In our range of activities, we prioritize the interdisciplinary, supportive nature of international collaboration, guided by the notion that addressing violence is in the best interest of people everywhere. Effective mechanisms for positive change can only be developed and implemented with endorsement and input from a wide range of contributors.

 

State Advocacy

Our priority is to deliver direct services to children, working closely with leaders at the community level. Education and development initiatives, however, often fail because they operate without sufficient government involvement. We are dedicated to working effectively with all levels of society, including state representatives and institutions that are crucial to program success.

Location – Northern Uganda

Uganda has suffered more than two decades of war. It experienced fragile stability in recent years only to topple back into violent conflict. Nearly 2 million people were displaced and over 50,000 children forced to serve in armed forces.

The Peace Education Prodject brings a unique contribution to youth conflict resolution education through our experience, expertise and partnerships relevant to conflict resolution skills and theory.

Ways to Support Us

The power of a dollar is overwhelming in this region, matched only by the significance of the need. Here are a few ways your donation will make a difference:

 

  • $5000 trains one teacher from every school in Gulu in the delivery and facilitation of peace curriculum
  • $1000 provides school supplies to one primary school (2000 children)
  • $500 translates peace education materials for broader use and understanding
  • $100 funds one month of program outreach for parents and community leaders
  • $50 provides peace education training to one teacher, who impacts 100 students each year
  • $30 equips one classroom with peace education materials
  • $20 provides one child with art supplies for peace education activities

 

Your help is meaningful and appreciated!

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