Cooperation for the future: peace education and MOU briefingsession with East Timor, HWPL

Briefing session to introduce practical HWPL peace education with 15 institutions under the Ministry of Higher Education in East Timor

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(Internatinal) Mudansa– On Saturday, June 8, 2024, an information seminar on peace education was held in Dili, East Timor, hosted by HWPL. The seminar, aimed at introducing peace education to East Timor, took place in a conference room provided by the Ministry of Higher Education. During the seminar, HWPL and its peace education program were introduced, and explanations regarding the signing of an MOU were given. The seminar, which was attended by representatives from 15 institutions under the Ministry of Higher Education of Timor-Leste, was conducted with the cooperation of the Ministry of Higher Education of Timor-Leste, which recognizes the importance of peace education.

The seminar began with an introduction to HWPL, followed by an explanation of the necessity of peace education and the activities of HWPL in East Timor. João António Soares, a lecturer from UNPAZ University, introduced the peace education curriculum based on a 12-lesson textbook and provided detailed explanations on how the peace education would be implemented. The peace education promoted by HWPL is one of the three projects for the submission of Article 10, Clause 38 of the DPCW to the United Nations international law. It aims to awaken the spirit of peace among citizens and encourage them to fulfill their duties as messengers of peace.

“I would like to know more about HWPL’s peace education practices and how to introduce peace education in my school, if I were to do so,” the participants said. In response, the HWPL Peace Education Department stated, “We will collaborate with educational institutions in East Timor to develop customized peace education programs tailored to the specific needs of each organization and ensure their effective implementation.”

Starting with this seminar, HWPL plans to strengthen its partnership with 15 institutions under the Ministry of Higher Education and promote the introduction of sustainable peace education throughout Timor-Leste. This will help spread a culture of peace throughout Timor-Leste’s society and take a step forward in realizing sustainable peace.

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