a comprehensive tool-kit for youth associations
The present tool-kit intends to make peace-learning a more tangible and directly usable tool for youth workers, group coordinators and facilitators. It aims to inspire and motivate youth as much as adults to become pro-active learners and teachers within their own organization or association. The main message of the tool-kit is of great importance here: Any activity can contribute to peace and global understanding, as long as participative and empowering methods as well as peace principles and values such as solidarity, cooperation, respect and inclusion are fostered during its implementation.

The tool-kit was elaborated, tested and implemented in a participative process as part of the SCI project Building peace through peace education and global learning. The overall objective of the project was to study and apply the contents, values, principles and methods of peace-learning, to develop them further and to disseminate the outcomes and experiences among interested youth organizations. The tool-kit therefore serves as a means for knowledge transfer and capacity building for any organization that wishes to contribute actively to peace education and global learning.

SCI Switzerland thanks the Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO), the Suisse Society for Public Utility (SGG), the Dietschweiler Foundation, the Anne-Frank Foundation and the Foundation SoliWerk for their generous financial support, without which this project could not have been realized.

Further thanks go to our partner organizations of the project. Among them are EUforIA, Grains of Peace, ICYE, SAJV, GLEN, the Youth Forum of the Global Humanitarian Forum and many other peace and youth organizations in Switzerland.

We are looking forward to any inputs, feedbacks as well as concrete questions concerning the tool-kit, so do not hesitate to contact us. We wish you a lot of fun and success with the use of the tool-kit, and especially many enriching experiences with and through peace-learning.

SCI Switzerland

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