Education for Peace
To contribute to improving school environments through the use of conflict resolution techniques. To develop collaborative and responsible citizens.
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Nombre de la organización
Associação Partners do Brasil - Centro de Colaboração Democrática
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País de la organización
Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
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Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
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La necesidad: ¿Cuál es el problema que tratas de solucionar?
The school is a space of coexistence among children and adolescents with different characteristics, which facilitates the occurrence of conflicts which sometimes translate into acts of violence such as punching, slapping, pushing games, physical assaults and verbal bullying etc. In time, this violence leads to learning challenges and a lack of student attendance, which results in high rates of truancy. For harmony and respect to exist at school, it is essential to have proper administration of the problems that arise, avoiding interference in the process of teaching and learning. In order to accomplish this, new ways of dealing with conflicts should be developed to provide the foundation of a safe school environment.
La solución: ¿Cuál es tu solución? Sé específico.
Empowering students and teachers in the skills of Conflict Resolution in Schools (RCE), using the tenants of the Peer Mediation model so they can deal positively with conflict, which is something natural and inevitable in life. Constructively dealing with problems enables students to promote a greater understanding of themselves and others, and is an opportunity to improve relationships, identify effective solutions to problems, and build awareness so as to assume responsibilities in building a positive school climate etc. thus, the goal of the project is to create a non-violent conflict resolution that replaces the paradigm of violence to one of integration, as well as increases the development of self-esteem and the ability to resolve conflicts peacefully and creatively.
El Modelo: Muéstranos a través de un ejemplo específico cómo tu solución hace una diferencia, incluye tus actividades primarias
Weekly, students and teachers of 4th, 6th and 8th grades, members of 10 schools in the municipal school network of Rio de Janeiro, are visited by a pair of professionals responsible for training students and teachers in techniques of school conflict resolution (RCE) All of them therefore have the opportunity to experience, through dynamic role-plays and discussions, the development of skills such as cooperation, communication, appreciation for diversity, positive expression of emotions and conflict resolution. And the students of the 8th grade, beyond this basic training, receive additional training specific to serve as "Peer Mediators", or as facilitators of dialogue between other students in their respective schools, acting as positive leadership examples. Since teachers are trained to apply this core curriculum in school subjects and support those students who choose to be Peer Mediators, they assist with the sustainability of the program at school.
El mercado: ¿Quiénes son tus pares y competidores? Identifica a otros que también estén trabajando para dar respuesta a las necesidades que tú abordas y en qué te diferencias de ellos. ¿Cuáles son los desafíos que estos jugadores podrían representar para tu éxito o crecimiento?
Because it works in the area of municipal schools education districts, the project works in partnership with the Education Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro and with the sponsorship of Petrobras, HSBC Solidariedade, Institute and the GE Foundation. However, the project’s differential consists of students working on skills related to self-esteem, empathy, recognizing feelings, tolerance in dealing with the differences etc. The success of the project depends, therefore, not only in the interests of its recipients, but mainly the participation and support of all actors that comprise the school community, which are: principals, teachers, educators, parents, and community in encouraging the new form of behavior.
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Define tu empresa, programa, servicio o producto en 1-2 frases cortas. [136 caracteres/25 palabras]
To contribute to improving the school environment through the use of Conflict Resolution techniques and Peer Mediation.
Identifica lo que es innovador en tu solución en 1-2 frases cortas. [136 caracteres/25 palabras]
To positively address conflicts in order to create a culture of peace in schools.
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¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de la solución hasta la fecha?
Since the second half of 2011, the Educação para a Paz project was present in 10 schools in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, training over 1,300 students and teachers. All our work is guided by the goal of changing perceptions about conflict and how to deal with it, seeking the adoption of new forms of behavior, which requires time and specific forms of benchmarking. However, we recognize the impact of this work due to the acceptance and adoption of our curriculum by teachers, the students' interest, in the subtle behavioral changes, teachers reports, etc.
¿Cuál es tu impacto proyectado para los próximos 1-3 años?
The project currently covers 4th, 6th and 8th grades of the schools where it is present. Over the next year, the goal is to gradually serve the remaining grades of elementary school, so that at the end of two years, the whole school community (1st to 9th grade) have the opportunity to receive training in conflict resolution techniques for schools, which will facilitate the construction of a culture of peace in the school environment.
¿Qué barreras pueden dificultar el éxito de tu proyecto? ¿Cómo planean superarlas?
The model of conflict resolution in schools that was designed to improve relationships and reduce violence in schools requires the participation and involvement of teachers, students, parents and overall school community. It is only the participation of different actors that can promote the sustainability of our actions that need to be supported mainly by the teachers and management teams at each school (directors and coordinators), since these are the main actors in the school setting. However, the surrounding violence outside of school is problematic for our work in the school setting, since students sometimes stop attending schools.
Las iniciativas ganadoras presentan un plan fuerte de cómo van a alcanzar y realizar un seguimiento del crecimiento. Identifica tus metas a seis meses para el crecimiento de tu impacto
To train students and teachers in School Conflict Resolution techniques.
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a las metas de seis meses.
Select 10 schools which want to implement the project
Raise awareness among the school community for selected schools
Implement regular training courses in School Conflict Resolution techniques.
¡Ahora piensa en grande! Identifica tu meta de impacto a 12 meses.
Train Peer Mediators in each school
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a tu meta de impacto a 12 meses
Offer a specific training for Peer Mediation
Structure Peer Mediation together with directors and teachers in each school
Launch the Peer Mediation Program for the entire school community
Historia de la fundación: Queremos saber acerca del momento en el que hiciste "¡Ajá!". Comparte la historia de dónde y cuándo el/los fundador(es) vio (vieron) el potencial de esta solución para cambiar el mundo.
Currently, the movement of mediation as an alternative form of conflict resolution has gained traction. School mediation, specifically, plays an important role in the development of citizenship to prevent and alleviate tensions and violence, to stimulate community life, to conceive of discrimination, oppression and exclusion in all its manifestations. In other words, it contributes to the formation of subjects conscious, participative and supportive. In countries like France, USA, Argentina, Belgium and the Czech Republic, mediation in educational settings has shown very positive results, through the enrichment of relationships between students, school and community, the decrease in disciplinary problems and school violence, and in some of them, affect the level of public policy. The idea to import this social technology was therefore based on this context and international experience.
Cuéntanos sobre tus alianzas.
The support of all actors involved, directly or indirectly, in the school community is fundamental to the sustainability of our actions in the medium and long term, to optimize community resources and add new points of view and experiences, expanding our impact.
¿Qué tipo de equipo (personal, voluntarios, etc.) te asegurará que logres las metas de crecimiento identificadas en la sección de Impacto social/i>?
The Projeto Educação para a Paz (Education for Peace Project) is implemented by a multidisciplinary team of facilitators trained in conflict resolution skills and experience in acting in socially disadvantaged areas. The team is highly qualified and is responsible for the training of students and teachers from each school, providing them support and assistance in structuring the Peer Mediation Program.
Por favor, pon en claro las necesidades u ofertas que hayas mencionado anteriormente y/o sugiere categorías de apoyo que no están especificadas en la lista
We seek new sources of financing, professionals interested in our work, new forms of dissemination and collaboration with other organizations interested in developing the area of education to expand this initiative and make it public policy. We have a team qualified in an innovative theme of Conflict Resolution in Brazil willing to collaborate and develop new multipliers.