Promoting Peace Education in Our Communities
|Title||Promoting Peace Education in Our Communities|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
’Promoting Peace Education in Our Communities’ was the theme of the third African Alliance for Peace Summit. This Summit, hosted by Shalom Educating for Peace and in partnership with the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), took place in Kigali, Rwanda from the 16th to the 19th of February 2014.
The Summit brought together 62 participants from various organisations and 11 countries, each with their own character and agenda but with one common goal of exploring how we can promote peace education in our communities. The event highlighted participants striving for an Africa that moves from handling conflict with violence to one that solely use peace-building as the conduit of security – a vision of moving from action to prevention.
Participants shared their belief that peace education should involve the teaching of African values, allowing peace-building to become a unique and beautiful structuring of a new history for the African continent. The event was designed to enhance awareness and understanding of the various models of peace education and infrastructures for peace, with a particular focus on home-grown approaches.