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Education for a culture of peace, the cornerstone of our activities, has the dual objective of providing the means for delivering quality education, and for building a sustainable culture of peace, both in daily life and in the wider world.

It enables teachers to teach better, students to learn better, and communities to understand each other better.

There can be no sustainable reduction in violence without cultural change. Striving for a culture of peace in our own lives, and extending it to our societies, provides the foundation. But this is not enough: the key is to design and produce resources and training, to equip teachers and everyone involved in teaching and motivating children to interact peacefully.

This is why education for a culture of peace is the method recommended in Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, for delivering quality education, encompassing education in citizenship and sustainable development.

What is quality education?

Everyone dreams of quality education: parents for their children, teachers for their students, leaders for future generations, and companies for their future staff.

We all hope that every student will be successful in their education, be driven by human values, know how to prevent violence and replace it with dialogue, and become a citizen who proactively supports sustainable development, a harmonious society and a better world. That is quality education.

Where this website refers to peace education, it means education for a culture of peace: education in values, attitudes and human skills which encourage success and fulfilment in the classroom, raise environmental awareness, prevent violence and radicalisation, and foster harmony in society. Education for a culture of peace is the practical means for implementing quality education.

Quality education based on education for a culture of peace uses a constructive and sensitive approach to authority and positive discipline. It promotes intercultural skills, global citizenship, and the three dimensions of sustainable development. It helps both the teacher and the student to develop.

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Research & Development

Graines de Paix’s Research & Development work brings together the latest in both quality education developments and culture of peace education methods for improving young student’s school success, reinforcing their personal development, preventing violence and promoting proactive peace behaviours.

We are one of the few to combine these two formerly separate domains into one systemic approach, thus providing innovative solutions for teachers, students and all concerned.

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Educational Programs for Governments

In conjunction with Ministries of Education we design and implement nationwide and regional programs to mainstream a culture of peace within primary school education systems. We offer countries that are coming out of conflict or experiencing strained community relationships, programs that position their education system as the foundation for peaceful societies and better living together.

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Our Education services

Since 2005, Graines de Paix has been developing and proposing, in addition to its educational resources, workshops and training sessions. These workshops cover soft skills and peaceful coexistence designed for schools, teachers, and instructors in the world of education, as well as tools and activities for extracurricular settings.

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Awareness Campaigns

Our awareness campaigns touch on everything we do outside of the education system and schools:

Websites, conferences, think tanks, everything with considerable impact seeing as our website has received over a million visits from over 202 countries and regions to date...

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