Creating a sustainable vision of nonviolence in schools and societies through collaborative dialogue and peace education is one of the best strategies to crack present and future chaos faced by communities. The collaborative dialogue and peace education, being a tool in peace-building, lead to the understanding of conflicts and the process of peace resolution while accentuating on measures and procedures to create sustainable global and national peace for all. According to the United Nations for Development Program (UNDP), dialogue brings together a diverse set of voices to create a microcosm of the larger society.
When talking about collaborative dialogue and peace education, we want to create a pedagogical space where people can learn from each other, which allows all communities including students to create a new mindset that changes their lives and ways to respond to conflicts in case they occur. To achieve this, we need to regularly interact with people and also show the willingness to learn from one another. One of the important things about collaborative dialogue and peace education is that it helps individuals, who know about it, deal with conflict in effective ways.
How should we create a sustainable vision of nonviolence in schools and societies through collaborative dialogue and peace education?
The purpose of conflict management skills is to solve problems and learn how to act in a peaceful and non-violent way.
The need to promote training aimed at preventing conflicts and keeping and building peace in post-conflict situation at risk of relapsing into violence is becoming increasingly evident.
Developing Peace Education Curriculum
Peace must become an inter-disciplinary exercise in order to be integrated into our attitude and behavior.
Culture of Understanding Diversity
We have the obligation to create spaces of mutuality and cultural diversity as a universal protocol to combat violence and oppression.
As an organization that understands the importance of creating a nonviolent world in schools and communities, the Teach Peace Early Peace Education program we have in schools has empowered teachers through training on peace-building & communication skills to impact the children they are teaching.
In addition, we are currently developing peace education lesson plans and curriculum for the Teach Peace Early project which will be made available in our mini online school for teachers, and parents to access from any part of the world. – By Heritier Barekeriyo