Peace Center

THE START OF THE LONG JOURNEY TO PEACE...

            In response to the challenge of the International Conference on the Culture of Peace held in Manila in November of 1995 sponsored by the UNESCO, NDJC has formally launched its Peace Center on December 10, 1998 in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights Day. With its peace program, it is hoped that a culture of peace to be born among the people.

             Because the people are the most affected by the absence of peace; because it is the people who are the beneficiaries of peace; and because the peace process is anchored on the people’s participation, each and every Filipino must recognize his or her task in the attainment of peace.

            First and foremost, each and every one of us must understand the issues of peace. It is through a well-informed and conscious citizenry that the peace effort can be truly successful.

            Therefore, as a component of its peace program, it is also focused on the education not only in schools but also of the communities that are affected by conflict anchoring on the involvement and participation of all sectors of society. A community-based program enhancing and building the capabilities of the community leaders is imperative to make this endeavour a point of realization.

GOAL

            The GOAL of Peace Center is to develop a deep respect for religious beliefs and ethnic identities through the introduction of Culture of Peace among the people of Sulu.

OBJECTIVES

  •   Establish a functional Peace Center in Jolo
  •  Train and develop school-based faculty and youth peace animators
  • Train and develop community-based peace animators
  • Enhance and build capacities of community leaders in Peace Building and Conflict Transformation

 

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