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Positioning, Values, History

The 2003 invasions brought the following questions into the spotlight:

How was it possible that humanity, in the 21st century, more educated than ever before, equipped with constitutions founded on the right to life, guided by religions and spiritualities which are based on peaceful coexistence, accepted once again to satisfy its needs and desires through extreme violence rather than by searching for solutions?

Why there was nothing available on the Internet in English or French to foster peace culture with children, youth, parents, and teachers?

How is it that funds are used to rebuild after wars, but not to finance the prevention of violence as well as large scale education of values and social skills?

Positioning and Differenciation

How are Grains of Peace's programs and activities positioned in the fields of peace, education and childhood? How is our approach innovative? 

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Values

Grains of Peace's values are based on the respect for other human beings, in a spirit of openness, mutual understanding and peace. We firmly assert that violence, in all its forms, is unacceptable, and that the re-appropriation of human values is one of the best ways to dissipate it. 

Read our Charter of Values here. 

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History

Founded in 2005 in Geneva Switzerland, Graines de Paix is an NGO with an international mission, and is active in several countries. It was born out of the desire of its founding President, Delia Mamon, to identify solutions, especially educational ones, for building sustainable peace. The organisation develops programmes and materials for Ministries of National Education for use by both teachers and students. It is independent of any religious, sectarian, or political obedience, while at the same time willingly open to dialogue and exchange.

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