This project is in support for Teach Peace Build Peace Movement's Schools and Communities of Peace Heroes Formation Program which aims to help build a Culture of Peace in schools, homes and communities for a safe and peaceful environment that would contribute to the realization of being able to make every child a peace builder. This will focus on capacitating the youths of Mamasapano, Maguindanao on how they can be part of helping build a Culture of Peace in their own community.
The Teach Peace Build Peace Movement (TPBPM) believes that one of the most significant obstacles towards achieving peace are the prejudices passed-on from one generation to another, which caused the difficulty in creating a foundation of trust. Thus, the Movement recognizes the need to create a strong concept of peace in the formative years of these younger generations as they will serve as hope that will break the cycle of prejudice and discrimination among Filipinos.
One of the sustainable approaches to building peace is the implementation of peace education. This can also address bullying, which is a significant social problem among children that has profound effects in the emotional development of the child. Our peace education program presents a wide array of opportunities, both short-term and long-term. Short-term opportunities include peer-to-peer interaction, faith and culture-sharing. Long-term opportunities include strong relations with community .
It will help diminish what was once brought by history and further develops positive relationship between different faiths, cultures and ethno-linguistic groups in the country. General Aim: To help build a Culture of Peace in schools, homes and communities for a safe and peaceful environment that would contribute to the realization of being able to make every child a peace builder.