The CPR Champions for Peace Programme is a Reconciliation and Peace Course that equips children with the skill-set required to resolve conflicts, create a peaceful environment and promote unity and development. The program is packaged with seven lessons and cartoon clips that give a visual simulation, easy to learn step-by-step instructions and other fun that kids would love!
CPR believes that having fewer conflict-prone children leads to fewer conflict-prone adults and an overall less conflict-prone society. Thus, we developed this innovative Alternative Dispute and Conflict Resolution program (Champions of Peace) that will equip children with the skill-set required.
The quick adaptation to understanding conflict and its resolution through fun and working out puzzles make the approach an exciting one. This also makes the practical application of the skills acquired very easy and relevant to the everyday life of children.
We believe the process of growth in children is influenced by environmental factors such as parental-upbringing and culture, norms, religion, education, values, social interpretations, meaning, identity and attitude, all of which contribute to form character, a learned behaviour that influences conflict and its resolution.
The Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (CPR) wishes to provide this Reconciliatory program Champions of Peace learning material, and train people and institutions to facilitate the program through children’s clubs, schools, churches and social institutions across Africa.
- The experiences children are exposed to determine their lifestyles in future;
- Children are the womb that gives birth to every society’s future;
- Fewer conflict-prone children leads to fewer conflict-prone adults and less conflict-prone society;
- We are called and given the mission of reconciliation;
- Creating a conflict and violent free society is by how much we invest same in children;
- If we think investing in children to learn conflict resolution is time wasting, expensive and irrelevant, let’s try conflict and war.
Purpose and Approach
The objective of CPR’s Champions of Peace program is:
- To stop the cycle of hurt people perpetuating hurt; to win children and young people from retaliatory processes to conciliatory and peace processes;
- To help people unlearn wrong behavioural reflexes that contribute to conflict, replacing them with conciliatory behaviours.
- To cultivate the culture of mutual respect, responsive attitude and maturity.
How Can People Work with the CPR Champions of Peace Programme?
Schools, institutions, churches, the youth as well as teens can form a CPR Champions of Peace Club. You can start your club in a house, school, church or office. Club organizers must first register with CPR at our office and go through an orientation program. The orientation program will equip you with the needed skills to teach the children, help you understand the mission of CPR and help you to form a CPR CHAMPIONS OF PEACE Club.
Please contact us for more information on how to start a CPR CHAMPIONS OF PEACE CLUB.