Peace Education Manual
Addressing itself a number of pertinent subjects related to peace and conflict prevention such as Cooperation, Conflict, Peacebuilding, Youth Participation and Taking Action, the manual presents a total of 34 lessons aimed at enhancing youth understanding of peace & security issues, and building their capacity to participate meaningfully and contribute to peace processes. The material is based on learner-centred, active and fun learning methods. The key principle in this material is that every Peace Club member should feel seen, heard and respected.
The Peace Education Manual not only contributes to localisation of the landmark UN Security Council resolutions on Youth Peace and Security highlighted above, but also directly contributes to realisation of a number of targets of Sustainable Development Goal 16, and the Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace (2019–2028).
This Peace Education Manual is made for the Peace Clubs in Uganda during spring and summer 2022. The content of the manual has already been piloted with great success among over 480 youth in 8 High School Peace Clubs established and operated by Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum with support from Finn Church Aid. Two of the Peace Clubs are situated in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Yumbe District that hosts the largest population of South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda.
This material was developed in collaboration with Finn Church Aid (FCA), Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum (UMYDF) and Teachers Without Borders (TWB) network Finland. FCA and UMYDF have collaborated since 2016 to promote the positive role of young people in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Peace education as a holistic, multidisciplinary, and transformative process that seeks to develop competences that contribute to nonviolent conflict transformation, respect for human rights and active participation1 has been an integral part of the work.