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Frequently Asked Questions

You will find here some answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions, or would like to see your question below, please send it to us via email. We are very much willing to put your questions online!

1. How to you define peace, and peace education?

You will find several definitions for these words in the peace-education dictionary available on this website.

One of them defines peace as:

"The art of preventing, calming and overcoming conflicts through proactive initiatives, through the replacement of violence with dialog and transforming other's violence with peace reflexes'

Another simple definition of peace is:

'A teaching that prevents violence and develops peace culture'. 

2. What does Grains of Peace do? 

Grains of Peace has three types of activity: 

The conception/realization of guides, trainings and innovative textbooks to learn about the peace culture, teach and practice it, and enhance academic success. 

The application and employment of national training programs.

The development of the present website and its resources, providing free resources classified by theme (approx. 150), facilitating their use in class. 

The Activity section describes these resources in greater detail. 


3. Where does Grains of Peace act?

In Switzerland, France, and the Ivory Coast. 

It is currently establishing links with ministries in Senegal and Lebanon. 

The Swiss branch has a triple-role:

International Development

Conception laboratory

Services to Swiss Schools, as well as extracurricular structures. 

4. Do you build schools? 

No, we create knowledge and activities to be taught in them, in order to contribute to the children's upbringing and the construction of a societal peace. 

5. Do you offer training for the general public? 

We did for many years, but now we choose to focus on the training of teachers and educational staff. 

6. What will be your next developments? 

As per the allocated funds:

Growing up In Peace collection: 

These additional volumes will aim to teach mathematics, discernment, and intercultural ease for the 8-12 year old, and will comprise a guide and a leaflet for the 12 to 15 year old. 

An exhibition reinforcing the teachings of "Growing Up in Peace"

The production of a board game called "peace-pursuit" based on conflict resolution. 

Modules of e-learning for teachers in addition to training. 


Sections suitable for Children, Teens and Parents. 

Translations in multiple languages. 

Programs for other countries:

West Africa, Middle-East/Northern Africa.