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Wed May 27, 2015, 12:44 PM

Colombia’s schools to prepare children for ‘peace and reconciliation’

May 27, 2015

Colombia’s schools to prepare children for ‘peace and reconciliation’
posted by Torkan Omari

Colombia’s schools will include peace-building and reconciliation in their curricula as the country’s government is trying to negotiate the end of a 50-year-long war with leftist rebel groups.

“Since we’ve been in war for more than 50 years. There is no doubt that the moment has come to educate about peace, to create peace, to learn to live in peace,” President Juan Manuel Santos said Monday at the signing of the decree that obligates schools to include peace building in their curricula.

In order to support eventual peace-building in the country, and increase levels of tolerance, the country’s children will be taught about conflict resolution, and other social abilities that seek to strengthen the social fabric that is to support peace.


The decree established that all educational institutions should teach children about subjects involving peace and reconciliation before the 31st of December this year.


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