Connecting with People in the Field – Does It Matter?

By Wala Al-Smadi, Lead Pioneer and Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace Throughout my volunteering and my working experience, the field has always been the cornerstone of everything I do. Engaging directly with and working alongside people in the field is something I really enjoy: it has empowered me with life-changing experiences, left a great impact on my character and personality, and supported me in … Continue reading Connecting with People in the Field – Does It Matter?

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

Lines Drawn: How a Hoop and a Court Combat Ethnic Violence

By Megan Mineiro, Communications Department The world’s youngest nation is operating in a state of lawlessness—with some reports suggesting that events on the ground are signaling an impending genocide. South Sudan has witnessed large-scale conflicts along ethnic lines since 2013, when violence first erupted in the country’s capital of Juba. While the reasons behind the violent attacks triggered in December 2013 are complex, political and … Continue reading Lines Drawn: How a Hoop and a Court Combat Ethnic Violence

11 Years of GFP (Video)

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter for Generations For Peace It was 11 years ago today that Generations For Peace began as a peace-through-sport organisation. In just over a decade, we have grown immensely – with active programmes in 50 countries around the globe and five vehicles for peace building, GFP has made a name for itself in the peace-building field, reaching hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading 11 Years of GFP (Video)

How ‘Commonplace’ Activities Build Peace

By Sarah Squires, Senior Communications Officer Imagine your life is defined by a before and after. Many of us can relate to this idea. Those of us who have experienced illness, bereavement or a great upheaval can pinpoint a moment when life as we knew it was turned on its head. In the midst of this realisation, a silent voice screams out – things will … Continue reading How ‘Commonplace’ Activities Build Peace