The Foundation wages peace on all fronts. We create safe places for difficult conversations and non-formal learning programmes designed to create networks of agents for change. Our aim is that communities can PREVENT, RESOLVE and RESPOND to their own conflicts, breaking the cycle of violence.
The Foundation’s programmes encompass a number of broad areas of work. Using practice based research and conflict transformation theory, the Foundation equips people with skills to use their experiences positively and to effect change for themselves and their communities.
Through a combination of programme approaches, the Foundation undertakes comprehensive interventions to bring about sustainable change.
The Foundation trains and equips people with the skills to be able to advocate and raise issues for themselves and their peers to effect change. It also advocates on behalf of, and with, its participants to effect change at policy level nationally and internationally.
The Foundation creates a safe and supportive environment where people come together and share their personal story about conflict, identify with others with similar backgrounds and gain support from shared experiences.
The Foundation facilitates opportunities for dialogue between conflicting parties, working with individuals, groups and communities. Acting as a neutral third party, the Foundation facilitates processes which help to challenge prejudices and deepen understanding of ‘the other’ and explore commonalities.
The Foundation uses processes, informed by evidence based practice and conflict resolution theory, which encourage people to explore different contexts and widen their understanding of why conflict occurs and how it can be dealt with in a non-violent way.
The Foundation offers holistic programmes, which take people beyond understanding and on to developing skills and tools and become leaders in their own communities.