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Are We Together? Peace Curriculum

We are blessed! We have been given a proven peace curriculum, Are We Together?, by its creator, the global peace educator Marg Huber. Marg developed the peace curriculum in Uganda, with war orphans who were members of the African Children's Choir. First, they introduced the curriculum to their own secondary schools. As word got out and schools changed for the better, over 15,000 students received the two-year extra-curricular training, plus parents, teachers and community members. The impact was amazing.

CryPeace is reviving the curriculum, and a private school in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is ready to pilot it. Our dream is to develop evidence of its impact, then expand it through partners like the Ministry of Education. Its reach is only limited by our resources of time, money, partners and translations.

It will take the one global family to accomplish this dream, but it has worked before. Now, with the Internet and Zoom, it truly has the potential to go global. If you are inspired to help, there are many ways to get involved:

  • Are you a writer? Help us copy edit the curriculum.
  • Do you know MS Word? Help us format it.
  • Do you speak French? Proofread the first translation.
  • Are you a teacher? Consider reviewing the curriculum, piloting one or more units with your own students, or training local facilitators in participatory learning (online at first, in person as the program grows).
  • Are you a peace and conflict studies student? Consider researching the impact of the program as your major project.
  • Do you have project planning, management or communications skills? Help us grow a world-class program from scratch.
  • Are you a humanitarian? Help us evaluate the program for evidence of impact.
  • Believe in the project? Help us raise funds to get it off the ground.
    • $1,000 US will help us translate it into French.
    • $500 will fund online meetings for a year.
    • Small stipends will help us cover local facilitators' time, communications and travel costs.
    • We can start small, but soon we'll need significant contributions to train the trainers in person, meet with principals and the Ministry of Education, and expand the program.
    • The longterm goal is to hire a local coordinator, transfer its delivery to the Ministry of Education, then introduce it to another country.
  • Are you a leader? Help us create strategic plans and budgets to make this dream a reality.

It takes a village to raise a the ways of peace. And it pays eternal dividends.