Choosing Respect: Peacebuilding and Addressing Bullying

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace Today marks the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week, which recognises that children and young people have the power to set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online. This idea of youth leadership is something that Generations For Peace supports and upon which our programmes and activities … Continue reading Choosing Respect: Peacebuilding and Addressing Bullying

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

Mercia at the GFPI Forum 2014

Do I Need to Be an Expert to Build Peace?

By Mercia Takavarasha, Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace I have always had a call to give back. But it was not until in 1996 when I began teaching in Mvuma, a small mining town in the Midlands province of Zimbabwe, that my volunteer streak was awakened. The mining community had people from poor economic and social backgrounds. My interaction was with mischievous students who … Continue reading Do I Need to Be an Expert to Build Peace?

Can a Storyteller Ever Truly Convey the Full Story?

By Sarah Squires, Communications Officer, Generations for Peace A story is a chain of events whose components consist of a beginning, middle and an end – this much is clear. But how we choose to shape the details within is entirely up to us. The inclusion or omission of those finer points results in a perspective, an understanding, but not a conclusion. Storytelling is the fundamental … Continue reading Can a Storyteller Ever Truly Convey the Full Story?

Volcanoes, Coconuts, and so much more…

By Edward Beswick, Research Coordinator, Generations For Peace Institute and Josh Wizman, Intern, Generations for Peace For our first Generations For Peace Samsung Advanced Training 2014 blog post, Josh and I decided to learn something about the participants’ countries. After a brief search online, we collected a stand-out fact for each of the 11 countries present. We then asked participants to come up with a … Continue reading Volcanoes, Coconuts, and so much more…