Human Rights and Citizenship Education

Human Rights and Citizenship Education

“A generation that acquires knowledge without ever understanding how that knowledge can benefit the community is a generation that is not learning what it means to be citizens in a democracy.” — Elizabeth L. Hollander

Through workshops that include games, films, and open discussions, Peace Project Inc. helps young people understand their own essential human rights as well as how they can resolve conflict. We equip them with tools such as negotiation, mediation, and consensus-building, draw inspiration from the great peacemakers of our time, and connect participants’ lives to young people around the world. Working with children and young adults, we frame these issues in accessible, age-appropriate ways that empower participants to make change. By focusing on key figures past and present, from Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass to Malala Yousafzai and Aki Ra, we make peace and human rights personal and help young people see their place in history.
Aima Raza has established the Peace and Human Rights Education Pilot. Through this project she is bringing peace and human rights education to the classroom in both the United States and Pakistan. Given this is the space where youth spend a majority of their waking hours, she believes that the world can be remade by teaching our youngest youth respect before they learn to fear “the other”. –  In HUFFPOST (5/9/2017) Ariel Nessem

Co-Founder, The Pollination Project

 

Build Peace with Us, One Student at a Time.

In-Class Educational Programming

We deliver human and civil rights education workshops (length and content informed by extensive conversations with educators) that transform youth from passive receivers of information to change makers and advocates for peace. Students benefit from field trips, arts-based learning, hands-on instruction, and moderated discussions.

Curriculum Design
& Teacher Training

Our modular curriculum development approach allows teaching faculty to select and include those learning materials they deem most likely to increase students’ cultural tolerance and complement existing curricula. Our classroom-based facilitators serve as peace educators, augmenting teaching faculty and optimizing engagement with students.

Curriculum Design & Teacher Training

Our modular curriculum development approach allows teaching faculty to select and include those learning materials they deem most likely to increase students’ cultural tolerance and complement existing curricula. Our classroom-based facilitators serve as peace educators, augmenting teaching faculty and optimizing engagement with students.

Collaborative Learning Experiences

In collaboration with local artists and activists, we use art as an expressive medium to stimulate debate, foster self-expression, feed imagination, and spark creativity. Students work in small groups and individually to creatively solve problems, hone leadership and collaboration skills, and articulate their commitment to tolerance, coexistence, and equity.

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