Teach Peace Build Peace Movement (TPBPM), an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization that aims to make every Filipino child and youth a peacebuilder, recently held an event highlighting discussions on “Building a Culture of Peace and Resilience” as part of its Peace Heroes Formation (PHF) Program designed to prepare the movement’s technical working group for enhancing its Teach Peace Modules for peace education in primary and secondary schools.
The event, held in Makati City on February 6, 2020, with the theme: “Peace Heroes Formation Program: Building Citizenry of Peace Heroes” is co-implemented by the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur, Create Learning Paths School, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and co-funded by the European Union.
The PHF Program is the flagship of Teach Peace Build Peace Movement established in 2015 in support of mainstreaming peace education and strengthening schools and communities’ capacity in establishing and Peace Education Program in an interfaith and indigenous community and areas affected by armed conflict.
“The goal of this partnership is to create a stronger movement towards pursuing the advocacy of mainstreaming peace education especially in areas affected by armed conflict and violence, strengthening the capacities of schools and communities in establishing a peace education program and adapting the Peace Heroes Formation Program to an After Care Track for Children and Youth. All of these are in support of the Department of Education’s framework and learners and schools as zones of peace,” said Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman, founding president and executive director of Teach Peace Build Peace Movement,
PHF Program is designed to apply creative and innovative ways and approaches in teaching about knowledge and skills, attitudes, behavior towards a culture of peace. PHF Program has been TPBPM’s approach to building a culture of peace and resiliency one child, one family, one school, and one community at a time, Sumndad-Usman said.
TPBPM spearheads a strategic initiative running Peace Education programs for children in conflict and non-conflict zones using a holistic approach. “The mission of Teach Peace Build Peace is to make every Filipino child and youth a peace hero,” Sumndad-Usman said.