Education for Peace
Education for Peace (EFP) creates a civilization of peace by assisting individuals, families, schools, communities and groups to prevent conflict and strengthen inter-group cooperation with promotion of education and apply the principles of unity-in-diversity, equality and justice. Today Education for Peace is creating peace in societies, and determined to affect the lives of millions of people around Pakistan and across the globe.
EFP is implemented by the Peace Mission and inclined with education agenda which is integral part of global sustainable development agenda and implemented particularly in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, KPK, Balochistan and Sindh. In partnerships with foundations, non-governmental organizations, schools, and individuals, EFP continues to expand its service for the development of peaceful societies throughout the world.
Education for Peace
Education for Peace (EFP) is an innovative program that creates violence-free and peaceful societies that based on concept “education is a right, Article 26 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone has the right to education”. Education is not only a right but a passport to human development and a peaceful and prosperous world. It opens doors and expands opportunities and freedoms. It contributes to fostering peace, democracy and economic growth as well as improving health and reducing poverty”, and no civilization is truly progressive without education and no education system is truly civilizing unless it is based on the universal principles of peace.
Education for Peace focuses on Global Sustainable Development Goal four (4); Quality Education, and works and provides services to achieve following targets by 2030.
- Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes
- Ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education
- Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
- By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
- Eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations
- Ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy
- Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
- Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all
- Substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programmes, in developed countries and other developing countries
- Substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States