Monday, July 11, 2005

The Africa Diaspora Foundation’s Peace Education Initiatives

About ADF
The concept of ADF was born out of the concern that there is a wide gulf among the people of African descent across the globe. Whereas, marginal gains have been made in terms of economic and political emancipation, these gains have not translated into increase economic and political participation of significant proportions among global Africans. In nearly every society globally, people of color and African descent often constitute the majority on the bottom rung of the economic and political ladder, regardless of their overall number in population…

Africa Peace Education Initiative
The Africa Peace Education Initiative is a 30-year project conceived by a number of African and African American communities, organizations, and individuals in the United States of America. The primary objective of this initiative is to provide the tools for the development of peace and nonviolence on the continent of Africa and within the African American communities.

A key component of this initiative involves an infusion of a peace education curriculum in all African universities and American HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). The infusion of this curriculum in select African nations, is a means of introducing the current and future generations to the principles of peace and nonviolence, giving our youth the tools to develop a participatory democracy, free of regional or ethnic strife.

Check out Africa Diaspora Foundation