Generations For Peace identifies, and brings together, leaders of youth from divided communities around the world and gives them the skills to provide organised peace-through-sport activities for children and youth as a way of helping to heal the divides.
A key element of the approach is the training of these leaders to be able, in turn, to train others in their own countries to become agents of change, enabling in this way the further cascading of the approach.
The core of the Generations For Peace Pioneer Certification Programme is delivered through a direct training programme during an intensive 10-day camp.
During this training, the leaders of youth, our delegates, are introduced to the Generations For Peace ground-breaking curriculum that includes interactive classroom sessions combined with practical sports coaching and peace building, team projects and expert mentoring. The curriculum provides the skills and knowledge the delegates need to be competent and confident in working with children and youth, and in training other adults.
Upon completion of the training, Generations For Peace works with the delegates to create a mutually-agreed set of targets. These will include training a minimum of 20 adult trainers and working with at least 200 children annually.
Once the delegates have implemented a number of successful programmes in their communities to meet these targets, they officially become certified as Generations For Peace Pioneers.
As Pioneers, they are expected to continue cascading their learning to hundreds of other young people in their countries, advocate for Generations For Peace, work and support other Pioneers, and develop and maintain sustainable local partnerships.
Generations For Peace provides administrative, technical and financial support for its delegates and Pioneers and the programmes they implement, and works on extending the network of strategic partnerships on international, regional and local level through which Generations For Peace programmes are being implemented.