Fazl-e-Rabi, left, president of the British Pashtoon Association, visits classes at the Zamung Kor orphanage in Peshawar April 9. [Photo: Karwan Tanzeem]

Education essential for peace, progress in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Two organizations, Karwan Tanzeem, based in Peshawar, and the British Pashtoon Association (BPA), based in the UK, are joining forces to raise the education level, create awareness among youth, and steer them away from militancy, violence and extremism.

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations. (Photo: Mitsu (Eric) Kimura, SUA Archivist)

Critical Next Steps in Enhancing Women’s Equality and Empowerment

Enhancing women’s equality is fundamental to the possibility of peace and is an essential realm of inquiry and action for peace education.  Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury highlights significant historical developments, disappointments and possibilities for transformative change in support of gender equality that is essential for the possibility of sustainable peace.

Prof. Olusola Oyewole (left), the President AAU, presenting an appreciation certificate to President Akufo-Addo. (Photo: Samuel Tei Adano)

President of Ghana: Don’t rely on World Bank on education funding choices

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has challenged African governments not to rely on the World Bank and other institutions to decide on the choices they have to make concerning policies and the funding of education on the continent. “We should not get into arguments with foreign agencies about our priorities. We must set our own priorities and we must accept that we must provide the funds to translate our plans into reality,” he said. 

Children from both communities participate in the pilot application of the joint education project IMAGINE, taking place under the auspices of the Bi-Communal Technical Committee of Education and implemented by the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) and the Home for Cooperation (H4C) between 26 May and 2 June 2017. (Photo: UNFICYP/Ludovit Veres)

‘Imagine’ project kicks off (Cyprus)

The pilot application of the joint education project IMAGINE was successfully completed on June 2, 2017. The pilot, supported by the United Nations, took place in May with the participation of 160 primary school children ages 9-12, coming from 4 Turkish Cypriot and 4 Greek Cypriot schools.

Prof. Rugege speaks during the commemoration event at the memorial site. (Photo: Nadege Imbabazi / The New Times)

The Genocide Archive of Rwanda Opens

The Genocide Archive of Rwanda has so far uploaded and digitized about 8,000 information items-related to 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, including confessions by perpetrators. Chief Justice Sam Rugege believes that the facility will be an important tool for students, teachers and researchers to easily access history about Rwanda and specifically the Genocide.

Nabaa holds a trophy with her basketball teammates after winning a game against a nearby school. (Photo: ©UNICEF/ Iraq/ 2015/ Anmar)

In Kirkuk, teamwork builds tolerance

UNICEF has been responding to friction and shortages in Kirkuk by establishing a programme to foster peace and tolerance, starting in schools. “It’s essential that education provision is equitable and that schools are conflict-sensitive so that they can promote peace,” says Kelsey Shanks, a consultant with UNICEF.

(Photo via: Particular Paws)

How Dogs are Helping Children Read and Bring Peace to the Classroom

In schools all over the world, children with learning difficulties such as reading aloud, are finding not only solace, but firm loving support from dogs. Reading dogs are providing a stable sense of love and comfort without judgement, so children can practice reading and fix any mistakes they make without having to fear their peers.

The author's 5th grade students get into character dressed as their favorite "changemaker," as a part of global-citizenship study at Marin County Day School in Madera, Calif.

How One School Turns Elementary Students Into Global Citizens

Today, teaching global competency hardly seems novel. In fact, in a rapidly changing political and environmental landscape, focusing on the development of global competency seems urgent. The ability to imagine other perspectives and recognize one’s own point of view is essential to understanding the current complexities related to immigration, environmental challenges, and racial and religious tensions at home and abroad. Additionally, studying any environmental, political, economic, or social system without recognizing its global interdependence seems limited.

Grupo de maestros que recibieron reconocimiento por sus experiencias de construcción de paz, valores y convivencia en la escuela.

Lanzamiento Premio Compartir ‘Educación para la Paz’

Desde hace más de 50 años, maestros y rectores colombianos construyen paz en las aulas, en las escuelas y en las comunidades. Como reconocimiento a su labor, a partir de 2018, se otorgará el Premio Compartir ‘Educación para la PAZ’, un galardón dirigido a aquellos líderes que desde su trabajo formativo contribuyen a generar ambientes democráticos y a la construcción de proyectos de vida de niños y jóvenes.