Education, simply put, is peacebuilding by another name. It is the most effective form of defense spending that there is. Kofi Anan
Education is a significant contributor to peace. Despite this, less than 2% of global humanitarian aid goes towards education. With 75 million children and young people out of school in 35 crisis-affected countries, investment in sustainable education programmes is imperative. Short term, the direct effects of armed conflict on children’s education is clear. Schools destroyed, used by military forces or occupied by displaced people. This impact is magnified in the long-term, spanning past childhood, and impacting individuals, families, and communities well beyond the classroom. The aftermath of the pandemic will also take its toll due to the social disruption it causes. This is an opportunity for Rotarians to facilitate peace within communities across the world through education.
Contact Amardeep Kainth at firstname.lastname@example.org for Project 1 and 2
Project 1: War Child: Youth Participation for Better Child Protection, Uganda. Project Details here
Project 2: Project Daastan - Child of Empire. Edcation Workshop on Partition Trauma, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Project Details here
Contact Phill Gittins at email@example.com for Project 3
Project 3: Peace Education and Action for Impact: A developmental learning, mentoring, and peace project experience that equips young peacebuilders in 10 or more different countries to advance positive change within and beyond their communities. Project Details here
Projects are been designed in line with the requirements of the Global Grant to ensure Rotarians to develop a viable project that is both impactful for the beneficiaries and aligned with Rotary values.
President Rotary Action Group for Peace
University of Durham, UK
Community Development Consultant
Rotary Peace Fellow, ICU Class XII
Founding member Rotary Club Genève International and Rotary Action Group for Peace, Swiss Liechtenstein Chapter,
Director and Trainer at Arete Academy Geneva