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This Training Guide was made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of Award No. 306-A-00-06-00518. The content is the responsibility of the Partnership for Advancing Community Education in Afghanistan (PACE-A) and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States government.  PACE-A is a consortium composed of four international NGOs: CARE, IRC, AKF and CRS.

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This Training Guide was made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of Award No. 306-A-00-06-00518. The content is the responsibility of the Partnership for Advancing Community Education in Afghanistan (PACE-A) and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States government.   PACE-A is a consortium composed of four international NGOs: CARE, IRC, AKF and CRS.

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In this volume, learners and teachers explore the concept of peace and peace education on the personal, community, and global levels

This resource outlines teaching strategies for peace education.

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These readings explore areas of research and partnerships among institutions in the US, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa that can help shed light on deep connections between Muslim and non-Muslim societies in the fields of culture, the arts, humanities and science.

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This lesson outlines communcation techniques for conflict resolution. Schirch, Lisa (editor). Lesson 20. Handbook on Human Security: A Civil-Military-Police Curriculum. The Hague, The Netherlands: Alliance for Peacebuilding, GPPAC, Kroc Institute, March 2016.

Drawing from a spectrum of case studies, including Afghanistan, Myanmar, the Philippines and Rwanda, this publication examines the complex role that women play as agents in both peace and conflict, concluding with lessons that both international and local communities can apply to future peace- and democracy-building initiatives.

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This document outlines strategies for de-escalating conflict.

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This teacher training resource draws on IRC’s long-standing experience supporting conflict and disaster-affected students, teachers and communities, in addition to action research conducted by Rebecca Winthrop and Jackie Kirk in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Afghanistan over the course of 4 years which led to the development of IRC’s Healing Classrooms approach.

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This anthology contains teacher-training materials to integrate psychosocial support for children in areas of armed conflict or other emergencies.

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"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." ~ Socrates
"If your tree brings the fruit of knowledge / it shall bring the sky down to the earth” - Nasir Khusraw (1004 – 1088 AD)
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -- Herbert Spencer
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. -- Hadith
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ― William Arthur Ward
Asking good questions is half of learning. -- Sufi saying
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. ― Aristotle
Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm. -- Idries Shah
We were scared. But school was where we wanted to be. -- Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Afghan education activist
Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim, male and female. -- Hadith
Education is a living treasure for all humankind. ~ Ehsan Ullah, Founder, Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
A teacher is a candle that burns to enlighten others. ~ Afghan proverb
There is a path to the top of the highest mountain. ~ Afghan proverb
Drop by drop a river is made. ~ Afghan proverb
We should all attempt to acquire as much knowledge as possible in order that we may render our services to society in the manner of the women of early Islam. -- Queen Soraya of Afghanistan, 1926
If you learn even one word more than yesterday, you will be totally a different person.