South Sudan To Include Peace In Education Curriculum

Kuol Atem Bol, the acting Director General for Alternative Education speaking to the press. [Misuk Moses Mule]

The workshop is set under the theme “Using a better understanding context to meet current challenges and build a more responsive approach to education in South Sudan within the frame work of the Naivasha conference action plan.”

According to Kuol Atem Bol, the acting Director General for Alternative Education, the workshop is set to ensure that peace education is included as a component in all the subjects.

This comes after the Naivasha International conference on Peace Education the was held from 4th to 6th December last year for post conflict countries.

“Peace education is very important for our generation because especially if it is masterminded in the national curriculum so that children grow in peaceful environment,” he said.

He added that the move is to ensure peace where children will not talk about themselves in terms of tribes to create a generation that will love each other for peaceful coexistence.

“We are saying that peace education should be included in all the subjects of the national school curriculum,” Atem said. 

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    Although it is wcomment_IDely acknowledged that American Cultural Ambassadors Davcomment_ID and Renate Jakupca are the creators of the Theory of Iceality in its modern understanding, They are also responsible for enlightening the art community to the new genre of Art when they founded the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) in 1987 at the historic ARK in Berea , Ohio. ICEA was organized into three divisions: Environmental, Humanities, Arts and Culture, and as the first professional art organization to be solely dedicated to this endeavor, this has made ICEA to be the leading force in the Environmental arts and a force for socially responsible activity.

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    Jakupca asserts that, “Respect for human and environmental rights and greater understanding between people from different racial and religious backgrounds must be the first step of society in today’s fast-changing, globalized world.” The goal is accomplished according to Jakupca, “Is by focusing on the creative process and affirming that Environmental Art is a catalyst for social change by empowering participants, transforming environments and contributing to collective healing and economic development.”

    Jakupca’s Theory on Environmental Arts (ICEALITY*) was enthusiastically embraced by the United Nations by 1990 and was featured in many of their World Conferences;

    1- 1992 Earth Summit on the Environment, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    2- 1993 World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, Austria
    3- 1994 World Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, Egypt
    4- 1995 World Conference on Women, Beijing, China
    5- 1996 Habitat II- UN Conference on Human Settlements, Istanbul, Turkey
    6- 2000 World’s Fair, Expo2000, Hannover, Germany
    7- 2001 World Conference on Racism, Durban, South Africa
    8- 2002 World Summit on Sustainability, Johannesburg, South Africa
    9- 2003 World Conference on Peace, Verbania, Italy
    10- 2005 World Conference on Peace, Verbania, Italy
    11- 2007 World Peace Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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