By Matty Maslen, Newsletter editor
PeaceJam is an international organisation led by 14 Nobel Peace Laureates working to support a generation of future Nobel Peace Laureates. Their vision is “To Make Peace a Verb”.
So far, over 1.3 million young people in more than 40 countries have taken part in the PeaceJam programme.
On the 11th of November 2023, Leeds will be home to PeaceJam’s one-day event with the theme ‘Your World, Your Way’.
During the day, youth will take part in workshops, near-peer mentoring groups and a social action planning session to empower them to be the change they want to see in the world.
To facilitate sustainable change, schools and youth groups will also have access to a six-week programme that compliments the Citizen GCSE curriculum.
The day’s inspirational keynote speaker is David Owumi.
“David envisions a world without waste bins, where everything is reused and has taken steps towards this future with the creation of ‘Qinq’.’Qinq’ is an app that works with various community groups to reuse materials and supports the circular economy! His personal journey embodies what it means to be resilient, and his community actions show how everyone can be empowered to change the world for the better. Learn more about David here.” [quoted from PeaceJam email].
Registration for the Leeds Slam opens on the 25th of September ⏰ Inquire for more at: email@example.com
A few years ago, I had the pleasure at volunteering at a PeaceJam UK event, and I would highly recommend PeaceJam as an organisation to get involved with! They are about to open applications to join their Youth Team: