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Social Cohesion Programme by UNICEF and Generations For Peace Gets off to a Great Start!

“When I was a child, people used to ask me, ‘what is your dream’? I always said peace. Now I am at the Generations For Peace (GFP) training, learning how to equip myself in order to convey a message that I already love and believe in. Peace is a noble goal and it deserves attention. It will have a great impact on us and on … Continue reading Social Cohesion Programme by UNICEF and Generations For Peace Gets off to a Great Start!

Kasandra Says “Thank You”!

By Kasandra Kachakji, Communications Intern, Generations for Peace The Advanced Training 2014 has flown by! Over five days, I have met some of the most inspiring people, taken a thousand photos, laughed until I cried, ate delicious food (and more cookies than I would like to admit), and made some amazing memories. Day one: I got to see GFP in a different light on this first … Continue reading Kasandra Says “Thank You”!

From Transcriptions to Birthday Cakes: My Time at GFP

By Josh Wizman, Intern, Generations for Peace Working as a Generations For Peace intern over the past month, I was constantly reminded of Advance Training: “Oh wait till the Advanced Training”, or “You’ll see at Advanced Training”. Last Saturday these words began to resonate in a different tune. The work of GFP began to happen right in front of my eyes: teamwork, peace building, cooperation, and … Continue reading From Transcriptions to Birthday Cakes: My Time at GFP

Advancing our Training: What have We Learnt?

By Edward Beswick, Research Coordinator, Generations For Peace Institute It is the final day of Advanced Training 2014 and I decided to devote the last blog post to finding out what people had gained from the experience. Starting this evening, participants will be travelling back to their communities full of fresh ideas and new knowledge. I wanted to find out what they had learnt and … Continue reading Advancing our Training: What have We Learnt?

A Day with His Royal Highness

On the final day of the Advanced Training, focus was placed on future GFP programmes. The Pioneers took turn raising and discussing possible obstacles to the implementation of successful programmes. Examples of such obstacles included insufficient human resources, collective action problems, and external circumstances such as national unrest. Simultaneously, the Pioneers also discussed how these challenges could be overcome. Examples of such solutions included mentoring … Continue reading A Day with His Royal Highness