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Nigeria Network and Campaign for Peace Education to organize cross-generational dialogue on education

More often than not, young people are pushed to the periphery of the policy-making process in the areas of education, peace, sustainability, and global citizenship; they are not viewed as key stakeholders. The Talking Across Generations on Education (TAGe) initiative seeks to empower Nigerian youth by facilitating an unrestrained dialogue between young people with experienced and high-level senior decision-makers

Encouraging universal basic education and peace education for unity in Nigeria

The National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPC) has embarked on initiatives geared towards uniting the people and having an enduring love among themselves irrespective of religion or ethnic diversity. The corp is collaborating with the universal basic education to inculcate the cultures of oneness among the pupils as a way of laying good foundation from the grassroots on a program tagged, ‘catch them young.’

Network advocates inclusion of peace education in schools curriculum (West Africa)

West Africa Network for Peacebuilding has advocated the inclusion of peace education in schools curriculum with a view to preventing violent extremism in the continent. The network recently launched a project on the Prevention of Violent Extremism towards institutionalizing nonviolence and peace education in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Educating for Peace in a Frightened World

Colins Imoh, a Nigerian peace educator, reflects on how some of the basic concepts of peace education, among them, equality, solidarity, and universality, are challenged by the unprecedented conditions of a pandemic in which all are literally “in fear for their lives.”

Healing from childhood war trauma through education

Kathleen Madu, a Nigerian-American living in South Los Angeles, shares that knowing firsthand how traumatizing violence is she wanted to be part of the solution to end it, so she volunteered to teach about peace.

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