Who are PMs?
In 2003, SCI international adopted a strategic plan and one of its goals was "to improve the quality of peace education within the movement." Peace Messengers were formed to make this goal a reality. Peace Messengers are volunteers visiting voluntary camps in order to run peace education activities.They can visit voluntary camps of their own branches, or in other countries.Peace Messengers sessions can run a one hour, one evening, one day or even a one week-endprogramme, depending on their availability and the time that can be freed during the voluntary camp.The activities can be very different: an exercise aiming at raising awareness on one particular issue related to peace, a presentation, a testimony, an artistic workshop, or even a whole programme in thelocal community. Peace Messengers sessions all aim at raising awareness on peace-related issues, and giving tools to participants that they can use back home, after the voluntary camp.
The PM WG at Útilapu:
The first both national (weekly sessions for 3 weeks) and international (one week intense) PM trainings were held in 2010, when the Peace Education was brought into the life of the Útilapu. In 2011, the national PM trainingwas organised again and 3 Hungarian PMs visited voluntary camps during the summer.Peace Education was present as an activity at the Útilapu stand in the Sziget Festival in 2010 and 2011.
WG Coordinator: JÓZSA Éva
Annual PM Training 2012
Call for new PMs, who are going to Hungarian voluntary camps to hold the study parts there for the international volunteers.
- 30 April 6-8pm – Introduction to Peace Education & Conflict Resolution
- 7 May 6-8pm – Human Rights Education
- 14 May 6-8pm – Eco Messengers on Sustainable Development
- 21 May 6-8pm – Camp specific coordination meeting
Attendance of minimum 2 training sessions is required to be eligible to go to voluntary camps
Weekly homework will be given to prepare for the camp sessions.