Trauma’s Transformation to Peacebuilding

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace The walls of the tiny cell shook as grenades exploded outside the confines of the local police station where Alpha and his family hid for the better part of two days. It was April 2, 1994. 24 hours earlier, at 6pm on April 1, the small township of Masingbi in the centre of Sierra Leone fell … Continue reading Trauma’s Transformation to Peacebuilding

Full Circle: How I Chose to Take a Risk…and It Paid Off

By Rosie Awad, Generations For Peace Communications Team I knew my parents would not take the news well, which is exactly why I had avoided telling them. But as I had a signed contract in my inbox, two weeks until my start date, and a one-way flight to book, I decided it was time to break the news. “I’m moving back to Jordan,” I blurted … Continue reading Full Circle: How I Chose to Take a Risk…and It Paid Off

Choosing Forgiveness over Blame in Nigeria

By Generations For Peace, Nigeria The attack happened one night after he had returned from giving a lecture at the Kaduna State University, while he was walking from his home in Narayi to visit a friend in the nearby community of Unguwan Maigero. His wife, Laitu, was called to identify his body, which had multiple knife wounds from the attack, carried out by Hausa-Fulani Muslims … Continue reading Choosing Forgiveness over Blame in Nigeria

Breaking the Cycle – Trading Bullying for Friendship

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace He sat next to a new friend – one of his classmates – going over homework, reviewing lessons, helping him study for exams. School didn’t come as easily to everyone as it did to Ephraim, who thrived in the classroom. But his success on paper and in grades made him an easy target for the bullies … Continue reading Breaking the Cycle – Trading Bullying for Friendship

And Step by Step…We are Making Progress

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace “All are human beings. All are Sri Lankan. We should not separate between Singhalese, Tamil…that is my personal idea.” K.S. Lankathilaka spent his entire adult life – from the time he was 22 until he had reached almost 50 years of age – residing in a country engulfed in an ethnically- and religiously-charged civil war. For … Continue reading And Step by Step…We are Making Progress