Building Resilient Communities – International Volunteer Day 2018

With nearly 11,500 volunteers trained around the world, Generations For Peace is committed to and driven by volunteerism to help build peace and transform conflict from the grassroots. Through our volunteers, we have reached over 520,000 children, youth, and adults through our programmes. Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate volunteerism’s ability to build resilient communities by sharing 5 stories of our own volunteers, in … Continue reading Building Resilient Communities – International Volunteer Day 2018

The Difference between Changing Attitudes and Installing Metal Detectors

By Tornike Chargeishvilli, Lead Pioneer at Generations For Peace Whenever we speak or think about children, all that comes to our mind is happiness, joy, innocence, hope, love, friendship, and many other positive feelings. After all, that is what children are associated with. But if something goes in the opposite way, it deeply concerns us all in a very strong way. I have been volunteering … Continue reading The Difference between Changing Attitudes and Installing Metal Detectors

Achieving a Life-Work-Volunteer Balance

By Tornike Chargeishvili, Generations For Peace volunteer and Pioneer Facilitator from Georgia Sometimes I say that I was born to be a volunteer. I started volunteering as far back as I can remember, following my inner call to action, and I have volunteered for many social activities and organisations, both on a local and on international level. Volunteering brings me so much fulfillment and I … Continue reading Achieving a Life-Work-Volunteer Balance

Piloting Dialogue For Peace: Research on Three Pilot Dialogue Programmes in Georgia, Ghana, and Macedonia

By Edward Beswick, Research Coordinator, Generations For Peace Institute In August 2015, Generations For Peace (GFP) held an international training offering local volunteers from Georgia, Ghana and Macedonia expertise on dialogue, one of the five GFP vehicles for peace building. GFP’s Dialogue For Peace Programme (DPP) involves carefully facilitated dialogue sessions with older youth and adults from different sides of the conflict divide, to deepen … Continue reading Piloting Dialogue For Peace: Research on Three Pilot Dialogue Programmes in Georgia, Ghana, and Macedonia

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The Military Highway: a Journey through Georgia (part 1)

By Edward Beswick, Research Coordinator, Generations For Peace Institute First engineered as a road by the Russians in the 19th century, the Georgian military highway works its way from Tbilisi through the towering peaks of the Caucasus Mountains to Russia. The journey along it provides a snapshot of Georgia: its landscapes, culture, history, and conflicts. Shortly after leaving the Georgian capital, we pass by the ancient … Continue reading The Military Highway: a Journey through Georgia (part 1)