"NOVA" Non-Violent Action Training for Teachers (2016)
Teachers from 20 public and private schools in Lebanon are taking part in a training on how to teach methods of non-violent conflict transformation to children at the age of eight to fourteen years. A documentary film and a training manual in Arabic including exercises on positive self-images and the acceptance of different views have been developed to support the teachers’ interaction in class. At the same time, the participating network of schools is advocating to include the topic of non-violent activism in the Lebanese curriculum.
In the Middle East, where an above average proportion of the population is under the age of 30, mobile phones play a significant role in communication. In order to make knowledge about non-violent conflict transformation more easily available in Lebanon and other Arabic speaking contexts, forumZFD's Lebanon office together with forumZFD's headquarter in Cologne have developed an app on conflict transformation called Transform-ME. read more
A needs-oriented series of trainings on conflict resolution for NGOs and their volunteers who are already active in the field of peacebuilding will strengthen a network of small organisations and foster a country-wide exchange on local expertise in the field. read more