May 16, 2019

International Meeting of Ambassadors for Peace

On March 12, 2019, UPF organized the meeting of Ambassadors for Peace and Youth Ambassadors for Peace. The event took place at the wonderful institution —  Open International University of Human Development «Ukraine», which is considered by many as the center of development for sport, volunteer and scout youth movements.

The participants of this event were teachers and students of the “Ukraine” University  and other educational institutions. Volunteers and Youth Ambassadors for Peace from other parts of the world, including North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, also joined the event.

Youth Ambassadors for Peace had the opportunity to share reports on their volunteer, charitable activities. In particular, representatives from "Ukraine" University reported on projects aimed at supporting Muslim students and intercultural exchange.

Students of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy talked about the "G20 Youth Model" for the formation of young leaders with a global vision.

Youth Ambassador for Peace from the United States shared experience of volunteering in different cities of Ukraine and introduced the American culture.

The meeting was fruitful, as it helped peace-builders get to know each other more, plan next action steps and receive ideas on further cooperation. Participants could support each other in socially useful activities and got the feeling of the global peace-building movement.

Feb 21, 2019

Peace School Christmas International Programs

Ukrainian and Korean children
Ukrainian and Korean children

On January 4 and 16, 2019 Peace School organized an interesting program at Kyiv school # 85. Children and teachers from 14 Kyiv schools came to the meeting. All together about 90 participants attended the program. As special guests 16 students-volunteers from South Korea also came to take part in the program.

Participants presented the culture of their countries. Ukrainian children dressed in traditional clothes told how Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas and sang Christmas carols. Korean guests shared how they celebrate the New Year in Korea and made everybody happy with the songs in their native language.

In the end of the meeting all participants communicated with each other in English and played games. For many children it was the first experience of live communication with their coevals from other country.

All participants were very impressed with this event, got a lot of unforgettable emotions and inspiration. When the time of the meeting almost came to an end, nobody wanted to leave. Despite the difference in language and culture everyone could deeply feel like a particle of one family.

Dec 12, 2018

Peace School starts new academic year!

Peace School lesson in Kyiv School #211
Peace School lesson in Kyiv School #211

In October Peace School started training course for new group of children from Kyiv schools and region. During last 2 month (October – November) we held two lessons for children.

First lesson was held in Kyiv School #211. Kids visited Peace Museum created by efforts of pupils and teachers of School #211. After that they participated in the training lesson. Children were inspired by their visit to the Peace Museum. They found out a lot of interesting facts about peace issues in Ukraine and other countries.

Next lesson was held in November in the Kyiv House for Children and Youth.  During the training children study how to resolve the conflicts, create peace and harmony in relationships with different people.

Peace School lesson in Kyiv School #211
Peace School lesson in Kyiv School #211
Peace School lesson in Kyiv School #211
Peace School lesson in Kyiv School #211
Peace School lesson in Kyiv School #211
Peace School lesson in Kyiv School #211
Peace School lesson in Kyiv School #211
Peace School lesson in Kyiv School #211
Peace School lesson in Kyiv School #211
Peace School lesson in Kyiv School #211
 
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