CISV inspires action for a more just and peaceful world. We offer fun and exciting experiences, but there is a lot more to us than that. Our international programmes are based on sound educational principles and objectives and our peace education curriculum.

What are CISV’s goals for peace education?

Our purpose is to educate and inspire individuals to become active and contributing members of a peaceful society and active global citizens. We aim to stimulate the lifelong development of amicable relationships, effective communication, cooperation and leadership skills.

What are the key content areas of CISV’s peace education?

CISV’s peace education looks at local and global issues that are relevant to us all, recognizing that peace can mean much more than the absence of war. Peace education encourages us to look at a wide range of issues and helps us gain a better understanding of diversity and our own identity within the local and global community, basic human rights as well as forms of exploitation and injustice, conflicts and how they can be caused, prevented and resolved, and sustainable solutions for environmental and development issues.

How do children and youth learn in CISV programs?

We use an active, experiential ‘learning by doing’ approach to deliver our peace education on the topics of diversity, conflict and resolution, human rights and sustainable development. This kind of education is fun and memorable, and children and youth apply what they learn in their every day lives to make a positive impact in the community they live in.