The importance of peace education
Education is the foundation of a peaceful society. It builds literacy, respect, dignity and opportunity for all. On a planet of 7.2 billion, peace education—education that specifically promotes respect, empathy, mutual understanding, and conflict management skills—is more crucial than ever. This is even truer in developing countries, where often more than 40% of the population is under 14 and children who crave peace live amid conflict.
At Pathways To Peace we recognize that peace education is a vital tool in helping children find peaceful solutions to problems—and in raising a new generation committed to creating a Culture of Peace.
The launch of our Peace Education Resource Center (PERC) was a perfect fit with the United Nations International Day of Peace 2013 theme: “Education for Peace.” The goal of PERC is to work with partners and NGOs around the world to gather peace education materials and make them available to teachers at every grade level through a single website. http://perc4peace.org
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Donate now to help us expand the reach of our Peace Education Resource Center to make peace education accessible to 2 million children in 15 countries in 2014.