In March, 2011 Peace Guerilla students from Ross Road Elementary School in North Vancouver met with Dr. Ben Hoffman, President of the Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN). Ross Road Elementary School is currently running a peace education pilot project involving grade 6 and 7 students in dialogue about peace and how it applies to themselves, their community and the world. Working with teacher leaders Anami Naths and Carmen Yuen and supported by Inya Mitrovich, a masters student in the Conflict Analysis and Management Program at Royal Roads University, this student group has learned about conflict resolution and problem solving, and has engaged in critical thinking about global issues. This pilot project came about as a result of CIIAN’s Canada Expedition initiative. Anami Naths, teacher and Canada Expedition guide, was inspired to launch the project as result of her involvement with the Canada Expedition. The Peace Guerillas of Ross Road Elementary School are the first group of students sponsored in part by CIIAN. Please contact CIIAN (email@example.com) for more info on this pilot project and how you too can be involved!
A few photos from the event:
- See the CIIAN Summer 2011 Newsletter or visit the Ross Road Elementary School – “Peace Guerillas” website and blog for more information abou this initiative.